Sunday, August 20, 2017

Healthy Eats: Poke Bowls at Misto, Seda Centrio Hotel

Nestled amidst the busy streets of Downtown Cagayan de Oro is Misto Restaurant located inside SEDA Centrio Hotel. Misto is a haven of calm and warm dining space intended to convey the perfect ambience for socializing, celebrating family occasions, catching up with good ol’ friends, or just taking a break from the city life and enjoying a good meal.

Last August 18, Misto proudly launched their newest offering to their ala carte menu–Poke Bowls.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, Poke is basically a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as a main course. It makes for a full meal taking the best components of sushi and putting them all in one easy container. Misto creates its own unique bowls by updating the same savory mix of rich Ahi tuna, shoyu, sesame oil and other ingredients with inventive flavor combinations pleasing to the Filipino palate. It is something definitely worth trying!

Luckily, Misto have arranged a short demo and a hands-on experience in making our own Poke Bowls. I was impressed with the ingredients they gave because it was apparent that they were carefully curated to ensure that our bodies are receiving maximum nutrients from the lowest cholesterol and calories possible. My top pick from the dishes we made was the Tuna Poke with avocado & cucumber noodles.  I felt so refreshed and clean after every bite! I’ll be sure to make some at home. 

Furthermore, we also got to make and try the Salsa Tuna. Both dishes were amazingly refreshing and I was surprised with the rejuvenating mix of flavors. They're easy to prepare, affordable, and yummy too! Tuna has always been my personal favorite, but you can also use salmon as a substitute.

So the next time I feel the urge to eat, I’ll snack on some Poke Bowls as it is guilt free. Have I mentioned that the salsa tuna tastes great too? Especially when paired with a hot bowl of brown rice! Yum! I think it’s safe to say that it is my new favorite go-to health food. 

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