Poké Bowls at Lemongrass? What are they?

Lemongrass Poke Bowl

Pronounced ” Poh Keh, ”   Poké has become one of the newest and most exciting food trends of today.

This Hawaiian styled dish,  takes the traditional sushi lover for a trip on the happy train as a dish often described as ‘The Next Generation of Sushi.’

It has been compared to a deconstructed sushi bowl, with hints of Asian flavours which  creates a unique, healthy and soulful alternative, full of colour and fresh local ingredients.

Poké in Hawaiian translates as ‘chunk’ or  ‘to slice or cut” and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish — usually tuna — which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and our savory  in-house classic sauce.

Gaining popularity as a healthy alternative to Western fast food, the PokéBowl has reached the shores of Barbados at Lemongrass starting with  our take on the Classic Poké Bowl.

Enjoy small dices of fresh tuna, accompanied with edamame, seaweed, cucumber and julienne carrots. Served with your choice of black or jasmine rice, drizzled in our house dressing.

Inspired by our sister restaurant Oké Poké in Northern Quarter, Manchester, experience a burst of fresh with our new Poke Bowl  at Lemongrass!

#BalanceforBetter : Women’s Health and Food

It’s all about checks and balances. One small ripple can turn into a giant wave.

In keeping with the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8th #BalanceforBetter,  we encourage all women to pay special attention to what they eat and strive to consume essential vitamins and minerals that are  key for maintaining and protecting women’s health and finding that balance for better.

Seafood Lovers!

This is your time! Those following a pescatarian diet or just love food of  the sea..

Seafood has two important omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, more commonly called EPA and DHA. These fatty acids may affect:

  • Risk for heart disease
  • Risk for preterm birth (also called premature birth)
  • Growth and development in unborn babies and breastfed infants

Fish also contains other important nutrients, such as selenium. Selenium is important for making many body processes work correctly, and is used for abnormal pap smears, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), mood disorders, arsenic poisoning, preventing miscarriage and much more.

Grilled Mahi Mahi, Steamed Julienne Vegetables , Thai Jasmine Rice

Be Fibre Rich!

Fiber helps lower the risk for diseases that affect many women, such as heart disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, and colon cancer. It also helps you feel full, so it can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Include fiber-rich foods, including beans, berries, and dark green leafy vegetables into your daily routine!


Edamame beans are rich in protein and provide all the essential amino acids your body needs. In addition, they are rich in fibre, antioxidants and vitamin K and may reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Women also tend to be at higher risk for osteoporosis as they get older. Eating approximately 40 grams per day of soy protein from foods such as edamame may help increase your bone density, and lower your risk for osteoporosis, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. A study published in the “Journal of Clinical Densitometry” in 2011 found that compounds in soy called isoflavones may help limit bone loss in postmenopausal women.

Thai Red Curry

Curry Lovers!

Apart from being a go- to for spicy lovers, it is hailed as a superfood across the world.  Curry has been shown in studies to have amazing health benefits such as increasing metabolism, relieving arthritis pain and helping to combat heart disease. Ingredients such as Tumeric, Ginger and Garlic and just a few of the powerful herbs and spices that have strong anti-bacterial and body enhancing properties.


Turmeric is a spice which gives curry its yellow colour. Its main active ingredient is called curcumin which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Additionally, turmeric helps improve metabolic function and increase mental processes.


Ginger could act as an effective pain reliever from the agony of arthritis. The spice already comes as a supplement called Zinaxin.

it is also a traditional cold remedy and contains the antioxidants gingerol, shagaol, and zingerone. It is the zingerone that reacts with the free radicals that can cause tissue damage and joint inflammation, and so helps to reduce the pain of arthritis.


Garlic has been found to have a wide range of health benefits, from protecting the heart by lowering cholesterol to helping to purify the blood.

It also contains allicin, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, and it increases protection from stomach cancer by promoting the production of protective enzymes in the stomach.


Ladies , view our menu to learn some more of the  superfoods we provide for you here. Celebrate International Women’s Day and beyond the healthy way with Lemongrass.

2019 Health Trends with Lemongrass

2019! A year of possibilities, many things to try and a time to reinvigorate ourselves inside and out.A journey that will have its fill of twists and turns. So what better way to get your fill by adopting healthier and more sustainable habits with the 2019 Health Trends that you can follow with Lemongrass?

The new Black Rice with the Lamb Rack

Healthy and sustainable living and practice for almost a decade  is becoming a permanent fixture everywhere!

   Top dieting trends such as the Ketogenic diet, the Mediterranean diet or the Flexitarian diet are encouraging persons to balance their diet and stay healthy their own way.

Keto diet : The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.

Flexitarian diet : The Flexitarian Diet is a style of eating that encourages mostly plant-based foods while allowing meat and other animal products in moderation.The word flexitarian is simply the combination of the two words flexible and vegetarian, while a diet is simply a way of life.

Mediterranean diet : The Mediterranean Diet is based on the region’s traditional fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seafood, olive oil, and dairy—with perhaps a glass or two of red wine. It’s about more than just eating fresh, wholesome food. Daily physical activity and sharing meals with others are vital elements of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Together creates positive mental & physical wellness.

                                                Hydroponics at Future Green Farms

We  encourage health and wellness in our selection of South East Asian Cuisine and we use the best local ingredients from local farmers and producers and our own farm – Future Green.

Not only those tackling the trendy Keto, Mediterranean and Flexitarian diet satisfied here,  but we also have vegan and gluten options for those who just want to explore new lifestyles or have preferences and an intolerance.

Preferences for snacks are also evolving.  Beans, nuts, grains, fruits and vegetables are becoming increasingly popular as people are cutting back on processed foods. The Edamame beans we serve are an excellent choice to start your dining experience.

We  encourage healthy eating through our inclusive menu and our chefs can tailor menu items to fit any health preference , practice or requirement. View the menu by clicking here.

Following a sustainable path to a Future Green

Within our local farm Future Green , we believe in promoting and utilising sustainable growth and living. From our solar powered green houses, to the hydroponic set up –   We use Permaculture techniques to sustain our farm and further reiterate, and promote our belief and lifestyle of Green Living.

Sam tours Future Green Farms with Derek, agricultural specialist.

Words with Derek

My family has been farmers for over 40 years in one capacity or the other.  From a dairy farm, to christophene  (chayote) but I never had much interest in farming growing up. it was only after working for Nature’s Produce who at the time was the largest hydroponic farm on the island that I developed an interest in farming particularly hydroponic.

Farming sometimes is a bit challenging, it can also be very gratifying. There’s a sense of fulfillment you get from working those many early mornings before harvest time to literally see the fruits of your hard work.

Developing a Sustainable Society

A sustainable society is based on equal access to health care, nutrition, clean water, shelter, education, energy, economic opportunities and employment. In this ideal society, humans live in harmony with their natural environment, conserving resources not only for their own generation, but also for their children’s children. Each citizen enjoys a high quality of life and there is social justice for all.

World Diabetes Month, Thai Style

Let’s be honest.  Eating well sometimes isn’t easy. It’s possibly more difficult when you’re a diabetic and looking for healthier solutions to dining. November is hailed globally as World Diabetes Month   and November 14th, the world celebrates World Diabetes Day in a effort to raise awareness for overall proper diabetic health and dieting. Many organisations will tell you don’t eat this , you can’t use that – But!  We can create  some options that you can use.

Our Yaki Ramen without the Sauce.

Majority of our dishes are diabetic friendly and can be prepared to your preference by asking your server at Lemongrass.

Click here to see our full menu.

New Website, New Additions !

We welcome the relaunch of our refurbished website with some great news to our #LemongrassLovers! We have introduced Black Rice as one of the delicious options with your favourite thai dish. Swap out your noodles or your Jasmin Rice for this gluten free option.

Black Rice with Pork Tenderloin

What is Black Rice?

In ancient times, a prized possession and  popularly known as the Forbidden rice or Emperor’s rice, the name of this rice is as interesting as its story. As the name implies, a proper permission from royal authorities was a mandate to consume this rice. Eating this rice without seeking permission had life threatening consequences. In China, black rice was exclusively used for the consumption of royal families, which is why it was also known as Emperor’s rice.

Known popularily as a powerhouse of antioxidants, protein, iron, vitamins and minerals; This black rice /  Dark Purple rice is loaded with enormous health benefits.

1. Full of Antioxidants

The bran hull of black rice, which is the outermost layer of the rice grain, contains one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin found in any known food.

2. Protects Heart Health 

Studies have shown that black rice decreases dangerous atherosclerotic plaque formation in the arteries, which is very important for keeping arteries clear and preventing heart attacks and stroke.

3. Can Help Detoxify the Body

Studies have demonstrated that consuming black rice can help to detox the body and cleanse the liver of harmful toxic build-up thanks to the rice’s high antioxidant content.

4. Good Source of Fiber Which  Improves Digestive Health 

Available with egg or without egg

Black rice and other whole grain rice varieties- like wild, red, or brown rices- have a similar amount of fiber, with about 2-3 grams per half cup serving. The fiber in black rice helps to prevent constipation, bloating, and other unwanted digestive symptoms.

A Naturally Gluten Free Grain 

Like other rice varieties, black rice naturally contains no gluten, the protein found in all wheat, rye, and barley products. It’s estimated that 1 in 7 people are sensitive to gluten- whether they are aware of it or not- but still test negative for Celiac Disease.

Helps Slow Down Absorption of Sugar in the Blood, Helping to Prevent Diabetes  

Studies have shown that when it comes to the risk of developing diabetes and even obesity, consuming whole grains is much more beneficial and preventative than consuming refined carbohydrates  (10).

Better at Preventing Obesity than Refined Grains 

It is very important for those with pre-diabetes, diabetes, or other forms of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance to consume 100% whole grains, as opposed to processed “white” types that lack fiber.

Wondering how black rice compares to other rice varieties? Here’s how the different types of rice differ in terms of nutrient content when we compare an 100gm serving of each kind:

  • Polished white rice – contains 6.8 protein, 1.2 iron, 0.6 fiber.
  • Brown rice: 7.9 protein, 2.2 iron, and 2.8 fiber.
  • Red rice: 7.0 protein, 5.5 iron, and 2.0 fiber.
  • Black rice: 8.5 protein, 3.5 iron, 4.9 fiber, and the highest amount of antioxidants of any rice variety.