It can be a little tough finding a good restaurant that serves healthy diet options here in Ipoh but with the recent launching of Tummy Bowl, the “next generation of sushi” is set to be a hit among foodies and the health-conscious alike.
Located in the Greentown Business Centre on the same stretch as Sushi Mentai, Tummy Bowl is one of the new kids on the block and has quickly become a must-visit spot while in Ipoh.
The restaurant serves up the latest food trend called Poke Bowl – a traditional Hawaiian appetiser consisting mainly of sliced marinated raw fish on a bed of sushi rice, sometimes served with toppings.
It is relatively new in Malaysia, so most Poke Bowl restaurants incorporate flavours that cater more to local taste buds.
The restaurant is spacious and can cater to big groups at any one time. Upon entering, you will see a large painted menu on the wall showing you how to customise your poke bowl in five easy steps.
Alternatively, you can also opt for their signature dish – Shoyu Salmon, Spicy Tuna, Coconut Chicken, or Tofu Salad.
The Shoyu Salmon is a concoction of rice, lettuce, pineapple, cherry tomato, chuka wakame, pickled ginger, sunflower seeds, scallion, ebiko, furikake, and spicy sriracha.
If you love salmon, you will be absolutely satisfied with this poke bowl. The salmon is fresh and goes well with the refreshing concoction.
Taste-wise, this poke bowl has a blend of sweet and sour to balance the bland taste of fresh salmon. The portion is quite big, enough to make your tummy sing with delight.
The Coconut Chicken poke bowl is a fascinating concoction of rice, lettuce, corn, mango, cucumber, onions, pumpkin seeds, fried garlic, fried shallots, and sesame miso.
If you like the taste of coconut with cooked chicken and fresh onions, you’ll like this concoction. It’s a little spicier compared to the Shoyu Salmon poke bowl.
For drinks, they serve green tea for RM1.50 inclusive of re-fills. There’s also a cold press juicery with four options – Hidden Treasure, Red Ruby, Urban Green, and The Mob – each made of different mixtures of 100% raw ingredients.
Tummy Bowl is pork-free and contains no alcohol, so all are welcome.
2-1(4) Persiaran Greentown 8
Greentown Business Centre
30450 Ipoh, Perak
Operation hours: 11am-10pm daily
This article first appeared in uppre.com