Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fukuharu @ Terrace Hock Choon

Fukuya's sister restaurant has become the pioneering outlet at Terrace @ Hock Choon.
For now, it's not as popular as Il Divo, the only other restaurant currently open at this location. Still, it's a serene, stately place with solid potential.

Don't expect a replica of Fukuya though. There are subtle similarities in the ambience, but Fukuharu's menu seems less adventurous than Fukuya's so far.

Complimentary chawanmushi. I'm not a big fan of chawanmushi, but this was pretty worthwhile. We enjoyed the silky texture and the generous helpings of chicken, mushrooms and other goodies encased within.

Sashimi salad. Alas, the fresh ingredients were drowned in an overly heavy sauce.

Unagi and soft shell crab makis. Satisfactory but not spectacular.
It may be too early to pass judgment on this place; hopefully in a few weeks, it might live up to its big sister's well-earned reputation.

Complimentary white wine. Wheeeee! Enough to make us happy campers.

Terrace @ Hock Choon,
Lorong Nibong, Off Jalan Ampang.
Tel: 017-209-8477


  1. Fukuharu, Fukuya..i'm lost.
    Complimentary wine?? part of their opening promo or wat?

  2. Haha, the name really reminded me of Fukuya, a restaurant which we love a lot. :) Fukuharu looks nice too, wonder where's terrace in Hock Choon. Will find out later when we're back in KL. :)

  3. Thxs for the tip! I must go check this place out. Weird, with this econ climate, I would think new restaurants won't be opening but I guess I'm wrong.

  4. hey there =) I just stumble upon your blog and went through it and realize u like drinking wine =) Love all the reviews for the places u went Are you an avid wine drinker?

  5. Light and lovely! That's the best thing about Japanese - you can get away with eating light and still experience a multitude of textures and flavours! Complimentary white wine?? Is this ongoing?

  6. nomad: nopes, the owners were enjoying their own wine-tasting while we were there, so they generously offered us some!
    sugar bean: just opposite the ampwalk mall!
    boo: yeah, it's more fraught with risks than ever. but if there's any justice, they'll be richly rewarded for taking those risks!
    christina: thanks very much for reading! yeps, i love wine and cocktails. helps me unwind after a long day at the office.
    550ml: nopes, the owners graciously offered us those glasses cos they were tasting some wines at their table! right time, right place. :D

  7. Looks like a very nice place. with sushi sounds divine! The sashimi salad looks promising.

  8. yep, worth checking out. though if u try the sashimi salad, u might wanna ask them to use less dressing...

  9. Complimentary white wine - 3 magic words, for me too:P
    new place eh.. well, time to check it out! thx for the newz

  10. hope u enjoy it! can also head upstairs for wine at an al fresco balcony after your meal...