If 2015 was the year that acai bowls hit mainstream, spreading from niche juice shops and hippie-vibe cafés to Jamba Juice, poke is the bowl food to watch for in 2016. A traditional Hawaiian seafood preparation — take bite-size pieces of raw fish like ahi tuna, salmon, or octopus, marinade it in soy sauce and in essence you have poke (pronounced POH-keh) — poke was (and continues to be) a major trend in the Los Angeles dining scene last year.
We love these delicious chicken satay skewers from Norman Musa's Amazing Malaysian – they're the perfect appetiser when served with peanut sauce, cucumber wedges, red onion slices and cubes of pressed rice. The marinade is wonderfully easy to make and gives the chicken a smoky caramelized flavour with a hint of lemongrass, cumin and turmeric. An ideal party dish and a fantastic weekend treat.