I already know I’m going to have to start finding excuses to go the suburbs more often so I can get my hands on more of these sushi inspired poke bowls. Ravenous and hopelessly lost in Rochester Hills, my mom and I checked out Sushi Coup, a new Hawaiian place we’d heard about through the grapevine. It truly is brand spankin’ new, they opened just a week ago and we caught them before their sign was even delivered.
It’s a small, no-frills place tucked away on the off of Rochester that I’m sure will add more character as it grows. They’ve got a small menu of five different poke bowls, but you can customise them to your liking or even create your very own from a list of ingredients if you fancy.
I got the classic Tuna Poke Bowl, with melt-in-your-mouth ahi tuna and homemade guac. The vegetables were all fresh and crispy, and the rice was cooked to perfection.
My mom got the California Roll Bowl, which those of you more averse to raw fish will enjoy. I tried a bite (or four) of hers, and the mangos really add a special twist to an otherwise tried-and-true combo.
The best part of these bowls for me is how quick and healthy these are. Sushi Coup is surrounded by a sea of fast food, and for the price and time you’d spend in any of those places you can get a far superior tasting meal that’s way better for you too.
While talking to the owner, I found out that all of their sauces are homemade. He even makes his own hot sauce that’s somehow even more delicious than sriracha. He told me the secret ingredient, but you’ll have to go talk to him yourself if you want in on it.
Vegetarians and vegans will be delighted to know that even though the poke bowls are sushi-inspired, they have hearty sweet potatoes to substitute in. And for you carnivores, this Saturday they’re also rolling out Korean style wings alongside the poke bowls, so I’ll definitely be back to check those out too.