deconstructed sushi bowl

After moving off campus and into an apartment, I've only eaten at the dining hall a handful of times. The other Friday my friend brought me a shrimp sushi bowl from one of the dining halls and two things happened. One, I was shocked they still had the same Friday special from two years ago. You would think they would switch things up. And two, I remembered why I would eat this sushi bowl almost every Friday.

It's also a really simple dish to recreate at home. And it's healthy!

This isn't a recipe post, per-se. It's more of a sharing-a-food-idea kinda post so you can make your own deconstructed sushi bowl (side note: using the word "deconstructed" in front of any food makes me feel fancy and like I'm on Chopped or something.)

All you do is get all the ingredients you would have to make sushi, but instead of making said sushi, you just put it all into a bowl. It's so easy, I've already made it two times within the past week.

The basics would include, rice, nori, and a protein of your choice. Raw fish grosses me out 95% off the time so I lightly season my fish/ shrimp with sesame oil and salt, then pan fry it. But if you're into the whole raw fish thing, you can easily buy some sushi grade seafood at the Asian grocery store and make this bowl.

This time around, I had accidentally thawed tilapia instead of salmon, but went with it anyways. Also in the bowl was a half cup of sushi rice (from this recipe), chopped cucumber, one avocado, green onions, chopped seaweed, and spicy mayo (aka mayo + sriracha + the tiniest amount of honey.)

Basically, if you like sushi, you should fo sho make this. It's easy, cheap, and healthy!


  1. It's look so delicious, I will try this at home, we are in common I don't like raw fish too, do you use rice vinegar in the rice?

    Xxx June

  2. Oooo yum! I had something very similar in Florida but it was called a poké bowl...but the whole time I was eating it I was thinking it would be so easy to make at home!


  3. Lol. It's makes you sounds like a fancy chef too! ;) My husband loves sushi so I'll have to share this idea with him! Thanks!

  4. if only I wasn't allergic to seafood...

    Aha, it's one of my biggest regrets! I'll just replace it with other meat then. Great share!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  5. seriously that is the way to go! My husband and I just ate at this place called poke kickback grill, and this is essentially what it is... sushi in a bowl and my is it bomb!

  6. So easy, so fast and looks soooo delicious! Nice one!


  7. mmm, it does look healthy and delicious! and I even like sushi but the thing is I don't eat seafood, at all. I only like salmon but it has to be oven cooked so I don't have very many options when it comes to making sushi. but still, your bowl looks SO yummy!

    Maiken - Part of me

  8. Why have I never thought to do this?! Genius.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Looks so yummy~~ thanks for the recipe!!

  10. I love sushi and this idea of deconstruction just looks amazing. Such a good idea x

  11. Yupp! I used rice vinegar and a little bit of salt and sugar. I followed this recipe: :)

  12. Yummm, this sounds so amazing. xx


  13. MMMM that looks SO GOOD :) I hope you had a fun weekend.

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  14. Thanks Mili, I will check it out thank you for sharing :)


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