Urban Bowl Grill & Poke shares space with Freezing Moo on State Line

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Kimberly Villarreal and Keylie Criqui suggest tasty ingredient choices at south KC’s newest eatery Urban Bowl Grill & Poke, 131st & State Line Rd. Photo by Kathy Feist

 Freezing Moo shares space with Urban Bowl Grill and Poke

By Kathy Feist

Urban Bowl Grill & Poke opened November 7 at 13123 State Line Rd., sharing space with Freezing Moo Rolling Ice Cream.

Poke (pronounced po-kay) is a native Hawaiian cuisine that has become all the rage among foodies. In its native form, the dish is made of chunks of raw, marinated fish, usually tuna, which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and sauces.  

Urban Bowl however offers the dish with a choice of grilled salmon, tuna, shrimp or chicken as well as raw tuna or salmon.  

Much like Chipotle or Subway, workers stand behind a counter filling your bowl with your choice of ingredients.

The base of the dish is made up of sushi white rice, brown rice, quinoa, zucchini noodles or Spring mix.  

Depending on the size of the bowl, one or two proteins are added.

Fresh ingredients, such as avocado, tomato, corn, cucumber, jalapeno, kale, mango,  are mixed in followed by a choice of sauce. Sauces include spicy mayo, teriyaki sauce, sweet chili, honey wasabi or homemade dressing.  

Finally toppings are added and can range from seaweed salad, wasabi, imitation crab meat, crushed peanuts and more.

The process may at first be intimidating. But in the end, the sauce brings the flavors together no matter how varied the ingredients.

Nutritionists are praising the new trend as healthy and low calorie. At this location, however, you can treat yourself for eating healthy with Freezing Moo ice cream for dessert.  

Hours are from noon to 9 pm. Call 913-499-7702 for more information.

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