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Smoked salmon sushi bowl

A bowl of yum

For those who don’t know what a sushi bowl is, it’s just a bunch of chopped sushi and salad ingredients served on a bowl of rice. You have a mouthful of this, a mouthful of that and in the end, it pretty much tastes like sushi in your mouth.

This recipe is great for either lunch and dinner. I should know, I’ve eaten this for lunch and dinner this week.


Thanks to Sealord, I’ve got a summer prize pack to give away. The pack includes a Sealord chilly bag, a stainless steel lunch box, a picnic blanket and Sealord’s Manuka Hot Smoked Salmon vouchers. To enter, fill in the form at the bottom of the giveaway post here.

Sealord recently won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Food Awards for their Manuka Hot Smoked Salmon. The flavours in their Manuka Hot Smoked Salmon range: Natural, Peri Peri (bird’s eye chili) and Tuscan.

Au Natural

I usually buy unflavoured smoked salmon. I find it to be more versatile and I enjoy adding my own flavourings to dishes. What I really liked about Sealord Manuka Hot Smoked Salmon Natural was it has only 3 ingredients: Salmon, salt and sugar. Just those ingredients and smoke I guess.


Furikake is a Japanese seasoning that is sprinkled on top of rice. A mix of seaweed, dried fish, sesame, salt, sugar and MSG, it adds an umami hit to any rice dish. Entirely optional in this recipe but I feel like it really polishes off the dish, plus the seaweed gives it that classic rolled sushi flavour.


Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl

Serves 1


  • 50-100 grams (2-4 oz) hot smoked salmon
  • A handful of edamame beans
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • 1 serving of cooked rice
  • A soft boiled egg, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Garnish: black sesame seeds, sliced spring onion, coriander, furikaki, soy sauce


    1. Scoop the cooked rice into a bowl, arrange the smoked salmon, edamame, carrot, avocado, and boiled egg on top.
    2. Mix the wasabi with the mayonnaise until smooth. Add to the middle of the bowl and top with garnishes. Drizzle with soy sauce if you like. Enjoy!

Other items you could add: cucumber, tofu, pickled ginger, surimi, cooked prawns, cherry tomatoes, radish.

To get a taste of Sealord’s Manuka Hot Smoked Salmon for yourself, don’t forget to enter my giveaway here.


A note about the bunnies

The Koala and I found these adorable Sylvanian Families rabbits in a toy store in Osaka, Japan. We visited a few toy stores in Japan. We were like, um…overgrown kids in a toy store.

The markings on these reminded us a little of Tofu and their Japanese costumes were way too cute, so we brought them home with us. I thought they might enjoy my sushi bowls too.

As a kid, I adored Sylvanian Families but they were expensive and I never owned any. I love being a grown up, you can eat salmon sushi bowls for lunch AND dinner and buy things like Sylvanian Families.

Edit: I’ve since learned that this bowl is similar to a chirashi.


  1. Carole says

    Hi there, just stopped by to let you know you’ve been featured today over at Carole’s Chatter. Cheers

  2. Those bunnies are so cute! I’m adding this recipe to my to do list. It took me a couple of years to actually try Sushi, I’m not sure how long it’ll take for me to get round to trying this. It does look completely delicious.

  3. Ha! I didnt know what a sushi bowl was! I’ve never seen it in any Japanese restuarants around here.. so I’ll just have to try making it at home. Hey what a fun redesign 🙂 xxx

    • I don’t think sushi bowls are very authentic so you probably won’t see them at a Japanese restaurant. It’s more like a lazy person’s sushi. Great to pack for lunch too.

      • I have a Japanese friend here who is always surprising me with things I’ve never seen in Japanese restaurants, so I just assumed it was eaten in some part of Japan. If its great for lazy/rushed people, then thats for me 🙂

  4. Yum this looks like my kind of sushi! To be honest I’m too lazy to make the proper version very often and I do love it. Don’t know why I didn’t think of this! Plus you can add more veges than in the rolls. And how adorable are those Sylvanian Families rabbits! I loved Sylvanian Families when I was little. I think I had the rabbit and the fox families.

    • Hi Nicola, you’re absolutely right, you can add more vegies to your liking, making it a little more like a salad. I never had Sylvanians when I was a kid. I figure as an adult, it’s nice to treat yourself to these things. 🙂

  5. realfoodwithdana says

    This looks fantastic! Never thought to put smoked salmon in a sushi bowl. Love the addition of Furiake too!

  6. Loredana says

    wow, that looks great! 😀 DefinItely gonna try this! Maybe with salmon sashimi instead of the smoked salmon for me.

  7. I love this recipe – looks so simple yet nourishing 🙂 will be trying it in the nearest future! thanks so much, for sharing, Genie 🙂

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