Hokey Poki, has a playful name to it — sounds like a place that offers poke bowl, but it is more of a Japanese joint and it’s one of the best-kept secrets in the thriving Kampong Glam district.
Located inside FOMO, a hip and trendy communal dining venue that houses a number of food vendors, ranging from Western and Italian cuisine to Japanese and local fusion fare.
FOMO offers a good mix of food options, but one stood out with its catchy name and strong branding. It also makes sense to try Hokey Poki because I like Japanese food and their menu items of sashimi, sushi, soba and ramen are just some of the pleasures I know that I’ll enjoy.
Hokey Poki is not a typical Japanese stall, there are a few innovative dishes that I’ve never seen anywhere else, and it has a modern twist that nods to the tradition. Quality taste, presentation and affordable pricing takes on major importance here at Hokey Poki.
Grilled Sambal Prawns ($13.90)
This straightforward dish of grilled prawn is brought to a whole new level with its homemade sambal. The succulent prawn was grilled to perfection, and the sambal sauce boasts an aromatic hit and depth of flavour, I certainly like the right amount of spicy kick in it!
Laksa Mentai Soft Shell Crab ($13.90)
Mentai (pollock roe 明太) and soft shell crab are commonly seen ingredients used in several Japanese dishes. Hokey Poki adds a crowning touch of curry laksa to the soft shell crab which brings out the sweetness and umami flavour for the dish.
The laksa mentai soft shell crab may seem rather unorthodox, but it was a perfect combination of ingredients and just what I liked — rich, creamy, crispy and sweet, all in one.
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
A classic Teriyaki chicken prepared in traditional Japanese cooking method — glazed with sweet soy sauce marinade and pan-fried over the grill. Simple, yet bursting with flavour, I can also taste a hint of lemongrass and ginger which harmonises with the marinated grilled chicken.
Salmon Sashimi (12 pcs @ $15.90)
Fans of Salmon Sashimi will be happy to have a go at the decently fresh salmon slices. The way it is presented makes the food look extra good and very appetising. The best of all, you only pay $15.90 for 12 pieces of salmon sashimi, I think it is most reasonable.
Giant Poke Bowl (Feeds 4 to 6 people @ $68.00)
Good for sharing, the mega-size salmon poke bowl makes for a hearty meal of 4 to 6 people. Topped with diced salmon sashimi, sweet chunks of mango and soft cooked eggs resting on a bed of purple rice, this giant poke bowl is fortified with loads of healthy benefits, and it’s delicious too.
Hokey Poki Prosperity Yusheng (Serves 4 to 6 persons @ $38.00)
Hokey Poki also brings happiness and festive cheer to the Chinese New Year with its rendition of Prosperity Yusheng. Though the Yusheng ingredients are not prepared in house, Hokey Poki gets them from the right supplier and adds its own salmon sashimi to the platter for tossing up to greater heights.
Hokey Poki Chinese New Year Promotion
In the mood of celebrating Chinese New Year, Hokey Poki has launched a CNY Special, comprising a feast of hand-picked dishes (as featured above) in two pricing: Regular (4 to 6 persons — $188) / Premium (6 to 8 persons — $288).
Hokey Poki offers islandwide delivery and pick-up available via oddle, not to mention it is halal-certified and can make a splash for corporate lunches and social events.
Location: Fomo Singapore, 38 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198486
Tel: +65 98173889
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sat 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sun closed