It’s not that I don’t like Japanese food but more often, I found that the pricing here in KL are exorbitant. I seldom patronise sushi chains eventhough I have yet to try out Genki and Sakae because I see them as some expensive fast food joints. Japanese buffet doesn’t work for me too as I feel it lack the sense of authenticity. So, to cut it short, I haven’t been to Jogoya, Fukuya, Kampachi, Yo! Sushi, Shogun, Umai-ya, Ninja Jones and so on…
So hard please hor? Then where does my second post came from?
No no, stop flipping the Yellow Pages, you won’t find it there. I came across this popular Japanese food joint in Bangkok last month on my second night in Siam Paragon. This was my third Bangkok trip and this time, we spent less time on the streets and explored the eateries in the malls instead. This particular outlet was 100% occupied when we arrived and we had to waited about 20 minutes to get a table while perusing the menu.
If I could, I would have just keep one set of their menu and bring it back. It’s so attractive! Every item were arranged nicely with gorgeous pictures (first reason to make you salivate), details and pricing. We had a hard time deciding on what to order, seriously (even with the extra 20 minutes waiting time + “deciding time” was not enough). We finally settled for Alaska Salmon Roll (190 Baht). Very fresh and everything were rolled up nicely, plus no clumpy gohan.
The Gyoza Ramen Set (150 Baht) doesn’t look appetising (my fault) but it’s good actually. The soup was very flavourful and ramen were cooked al dente. The gyozas were also nicely pan fried, with not so thick wrapping skin so you can still get the crispy sensation and juicy pork filling.
For bento set, you can choose either sashimi or tempura and I chose the latter. Fuji Bento Tempura Set (230 Baht) comes with grilled salmon, poached pork fillets (very tender!), nigiri, rice, tempura (prawns, squid, lady’s fingers, brinjal, yam and pumpkin) and salad. I practically swept everything and left no remnants.
The Salmon Tekka Don (260 Baht) arrived in its glorious form, beautifully arranged with zucchini, pickled ginger, wasabi and a dollop of ikura (salmon roe), covering the rice underneath. The serving was huge where Frankie ended up eating all the salmon sashimis but couldn’t finish the rice.
All the above item plus a chawan mushi, one coffee, one orange juice, one lemon juice and one Fujicha (tea) costs the four of us 1,311 Baht. That’s about 327.75 Baht (approximately RM 32.80) per person.
Fuji Japanese Restaurant
Same level as the food court with big aquariums
Business hour: Mon – Fri: 10.30am – 10.00pm, Sat – Sun: 10.00am – 10.00pm
(Outlets also located in Central World, MBK Centre, Silom Complex and The Emporium)
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