Fukuharu Japanese @ TERRACE Hock Choon
241-B, Lorong Nibong, off Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +60 (17) 209 8477
Lunch -12:00pm to 3:00pm (Last Call 2:15pm)
Dinner-6:00pm to 11:00pm (Last Call 10:15pm)
*Best Japanese Restaurant (Time Out KL 2010)
*Specially Commended Jap. Restaurant (Time Out KL 2011)
*Miele Guide 2011 nominee
The Fukuharu Japanese Restaurant @ TERRACEis located at Lorong Nibong Off Jalan Ampang, within close proximity to the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall. Its tagline, “Authentic and Unpretentious” clearly suggest why one should visit there for an unforgettable dining experience.
The interior decoration of the restaurant which is serene and cozy, offers such a perfect place to dine amid the bustling KL city.
First course, Tamago mentai sushi, truly living up to its principle as an appetizer, the egg layer (tamago) is delicious and delightfully dense as if without any single air molecule could present in between, with this adept skill of the sushi maker, it will leave you more expectation for the courses to come. Overall, this sushi tastes enticing and promising in terms of its culinary value which is bigger than its size.
The second course is the Eringi Yaki, that’s grilled abalone mushroom; though it may not looks as appetizing but this dish is nonetheless a healthier option for those who love to have a refreshing bite, the grilling method managed to maintain the original earthy delightful flavor of the abalone mushroom, with minimum seasoning, thus it is quite delicious.
Up next is the Salmon Tataki, that is Seared Salmon served with Japanese Citrus Soy Sauce, this is an essential dish that clearly is an embodiment of the freshness of the ingredients in Fukuharu, the salmon is meeting up the expectation, there is moisture in every bite, the fish is evenly seared, tastes succulent and refreshing especially when dip into the accompanying sauce.
Mochi Caesar Salad for sure gains a very high score in its presentation, the vibrant colors of the dish which is enhanced by the transparent blue platter, the dish is just too lovely for one to start to savor at, there is fresh lettuce, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, Japanese rice cake (mochi) and garnished with roe eggs. This salad dish is especially tasty and lovely.
Dobin Moshi Double Boiled Soup, exemplifies one word, “traditional”. The soup is served in a small clay teapot, the broth is clear and sweet, gaining flavor from the seafood’s sweetness, including prawn, crab fillet, and fish, other than that, there are also chicken, mushroom and vegetables in it. It comes with a lemon slice for some additional sourly touch for those who prefer more zest. The chef’s effort for perfectionism can be seen from this dish which the small crab fillet is “tied up” with a little strand of green vegetable leaf, an added point surely.
The main course is a plate of Tori Yuzu Shio Yaki, basically is salted grilled chicken served with Japanese Citrus paste. The chicken is tender and evenly grilled with aromatic smoky flavor, for those who prefer less salty flavor may just as well do not dip too much citrus paste on the chicken. Overally, this dish is still good for its portion is quite generous.
Hiyashi Tanuki Soba, meaning cold soba with tempura flakes is a cooling dish for sure, there is shredded Japanese seaweed, crab fillets and fresh spring onions, when mix well the soba with the gravy underneath, the dish comes up to be quite flavorsome one, which is especially suitable to those who love some cooling dish to energize themselves after a tiring day.
The last course is the Green Tea Ice Cream, it is surely a dessert packed with lovely green tea goodness, very original and delicious; unlike those which are made of artificial green tea flavor, this one in Fukuharu is worth the trying, with just the right amount of sweetness; just beware that you might possibly need more than one scoop to satisfy your craving.