Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fuku Den @ Delima, Off Imbi

Fukuden is a spin-off of KL's long-enduring favourite Fukuya; the two restaurants are located across the road from each other, but Fukuden, which opened this year, isn't exactly a crowd magnet so far.

Prices could be a problem here; Fukuden has a distinctive hook, offering robatayaki cooking in the evening, but its mainly imported seafood is budget-busting, with a scallop on the shell at RM70, king tiger prawns for RM42 each & assorted fish at 'market prices' that can easily exceed RM100 apiece.

Plenty of air-flown beef & veggies available as well at the atmospherically alluring robata counter. 

Everything's charcoal-grilled slowly in a traditional fashion; take your time to linger here. 

We settled for the cheapest fish we could find: Three pieces of Hokkaido shishamo (RM15 before taxes). 

Miso-marinated chicken (RM30). For what it's worth, the food is flavoursome & well-prepared, with a succulent smokiness.

That was about all the protein we could afford, so we moved on to Japanese sweet potatoes (RM18) ... 

 ... a whole onion (RM22) ...

 ... & leeks (RM8). For lunch (as well as dinner), Fukuden serves no-pork ramen, sushi rolls & tempura.

Amazingly, alcohol will likely prove more affordable than the food at Fukuden. 

Fuku Den
10 Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch & dinner, except Sundays (lunch only). Tel: 03-2141-6939


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19 comments:

  1. The veges dishes look great. I don't know that I could afford too much seafood at those prices though.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, we took this opportunity to eat more fibre than meat, heheh :)

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    1. Footfringe: haha, but it came all the way from thousands of miles away :D

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  3. I wonder how big those fish were...RM5.00 each. Phewwwww!!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heh, they were pretty decent-sized for shishamo :D

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  4. wait what ?! excuse me.... a grilled onion for rm22 ?! i can buy 2 kilos for sweet potatoes with rm18 =.=

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    1. Ken: heh, yeah, i guess one of the distinctions here is that the onions and sweet potatoes are brought in from japan :)

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  5. I do love fish, especially salmon. I just can't eat fish with the eyes on it, though. LOL.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, salmon's one of my favourites though, and i must confess that i love eating the eyes of fish :D

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  6. Wow the prices are really high! I could cook half a pack of Hokkaido scallops for a single scallop here. LOL!

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, ya, i couldn't afford to try the scallops here :D

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  7. the food here making my tummy drooling now

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    1. Pamela: heheh, i hope that's a good thing :)

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  8. Sounds expensive for me, hmmm I think I pass, hehehe.

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    1. CK: ya, we need higher salaries, haha! :D

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  9. Hi Sean,

    I'm sorry to say this but this is the saddest post you have wrote since I started following your blog :) Your Hokkaido shishamo looks kinda sad and depressing for a foodie like me. Hope you score a better place to review soon. Thanks for sharing Sean as always, even the sad ones!

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    1. Jimmy: heh, no worries :) thanks, your comment actually lifted my spirits, i'm not sure why. and yes, i'm looking forward to more satisfying meals in the weeks/months/years to come :)

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