Do you remember Sue? The girl I met last summer in New York, and who I ended up spending most of my days plus a lot of crazily fun nights out with? When I was in New York last month, we were both busy, but of course we managed to squeeze in some playdates, and one of them was at Sons of Thunder.
Despite Sons of Thunder’s burger logo, the Murray Hill spot is primarily known for poké bowls, which is rice topped with raw fish and vegetables, a bit like a pimped version of the Japanese donburi. If there were a such thing as it-food (there isn’t, right?), then you’d probably find poké bowls among the top 5 right now. In Hawaii, they’ve been eating poké bowls for decades, and I hope that the poke bowls are here to stay, because this is one of the things I could eat for lunch every day.
The healthy and tasty poké bowls have taken New York by storm and Sons of Thunder is one of the best places to try this delicious Hawaiian specialty. Haven’t heard about poke bowls before? There are many different kinds, but usually it’s raw fish on top of rice, garnished with vegetables and a soy-based marinade.
At Sons of Thunder, you can choose between brown rice and white rice and add extras, such as avocado, edamame and tofu.
The poké bowls start at $7.50 for the vegetarian version with tofu or golden beets, but if you like raw fish, then you should go for the Half + Half ($10.75 with your choice of two poké) with ahi tuna and raw salmon.
Sons of Thunder also serves hotdogs, and I’ve heard that it’s just a matter of time (and finishing of paperwork) before they start serving fries and burgers too. I can’t wait to see what the burgers will be like, but I hope they keep the poké bowls on the menu.