So the poke bowl trend continues to expand and recently the fad had extended to my neighborhood. MY NEIGHBORHOOD. Nothing ever comes near Walnut so of course I was thrilled and fascinated when Pokinometry opened up near me. It’s only a 3 minute drive from my house down the street as well as work on Fairway and Brea Canyon Cutoff Road where Fairway Plaza is location in that intersection filled with McDonald’s and the newly opened 168 Market. Standing next to Starbucks and Yogurtland, Pokinometry roots started in Orange County and landed in Rowland Heights bordering Walnut.
David and I came down here for dinner on a Wednesday night and found this place rather empty except for one other table of two. We stood and peered at the menu deciding what we wanted. Unfortunately down side was that I realized they had rather very limited amount of “solid food” toppings. The only ones they offered was avocados, crab meat, white onions and cucumbers. Although it’s very nice that avocados came free with the toppings since most other places charge for that. They also have pre-made options for those that don’t want to go through the hassle of creating their own.
For myself, I got a large bowl (~$12.00) with salad base, five scoops of shrimp with white onions, crab meat and cucumbers. I really was bummed that they didn’t offer seaweed, which is one of my favorite toppings to get. I finished off with masago, green onion and furikake with their original Nometry non-spicy sauce. They also offered free miso soup to those that check-in on Yelp although their machine was out of miso when we went and the only thing that came out was boiling water. LAME.
As for the bowl, it was great that their shrimp wasn’t overcooked that usually leaves the meat hard and chewy which was very nice. Their Nometry sauce wasn’t exactly exciting as it just tasted like a blend of sesame oil, but it was still delicious with the shrimp giving it a really nice aromatic flavor. The portion was pretty good that it left me actually full. I actually really enjoyed it and this place has also made it to my top three favorite poke spots. The only gripe I have is that they use Styrofoam bowls which I find rather strange and not environmentally friendly for a place that sells healthier meals.
Address: #B, 19755 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30AM – 9:00PM