2013-10-04 33 瀏覽
Nestled in the quiet Jurong Country Club is an unassuming Japanese restaurant called Fukuya. Most wouldn't have heard of it as it is quite new and being inside a country club does hide it from the public view hence it is much more peaceful dining here than at most mainstream Japanese restaurants. I love Japanese food and quite frankly when I heard this place was located at a country club, I didn't have too high expectations for it but I was so very wrong!From the outside, it looks like a very si
One thing to note: The chef's soya sauce is specially prepared. He said that he made it less salty with seaweed (no idea how he did that) so it doesn't taste as sharp and strong as the usual soya sauce which I find that it is indeed true! These little touches added to the overall food experience which I greatly appreciate. This is the Dobin Mushi ($10.80) also known as Teapot Soup. Basically the chef boiled the soup with Oysters (YES Oysters!), mushroom and other ingredients into a sweet and light broth which is served in this cute teapot. You pour out the soup into a small teacup and drink it from there. For this, go easy on the lime. Usually you'll squeeze that piece of lime given into the soup to add some zest but I squeezed too much and it overpowers some of the natural sweetness of the oysters. Just a couple of drops is more than enough. This is the Gintara Mentaiyaki ($20.80) which is grilled gintara fish with the mentaiko cheese on top. The fish is moist and the taste of the mentaiko doesn't overpower it. I can still taste the freshness of the fish and I enjoyed it to the last bite! The patch of salad at the side...skip it. It had a very pungent taste which shocked me when I took a bite of it. Next was the Fukuya Aburi Sushi Mori ($28.80) which consists of Salmon, Anago (salt-water eel), Akami (I think this is tuna), Buri Belly (Yellowtail belly) and Unkun Uni & Ikura topping (the sea urchin sushi). I like the yellowtail belly best as it was super premium and fatty! I could go for another 3 more of it. All the sushi had its own sauce or seasoning so we were advised not to dip into the soya sauce so as to savour the sushi as it was meant to be eaten. This is the Fukuya Seafood Ramen ($26.80) and is the small version. Yes, this bowl which looks huge to me is small . They are super generous with the ingredients. There are prawns, clams, squid and many other goodies in this bowl. The soup is light and tastes a little like pumpkin broth but I was told that it was mainly a vegetable broth. Definitely a bowl to be shared if you want to sample the other awesome items on the menu as it is very filling. To end the (super satisfying) meal, we had the Kyoho Ice Cream (Japanese grape flavour) with boiled chestnut ($8.80). This reminded me of my childhood where we sometimes had grape flavour candy and it certainly tasted like that! The ice cream sat on top of a layer of cream which I didn't feel was necessary as the ice cream as good by itself. The boiled chestnut is very soft and slightly sweet and blends very well when eaten with the ice cream.
Had a great time at Fukuya with the friendly chef and the very impressive seafood they served. Quite a hidden gem in Jurong area and I would definitely recommend anyone to try the sashimi as it will definitely make you want more.