Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fook Yeah @ Empire City

Fook Yeah's setting is as distinctive as its name: Step inside and one of the first things you might notice is an original Andy Warhol silk-screen portrait of Mao Zedong, which Warhol produced in the early 1970s. Farther within, a ravishingly intricate Oriental artistic masterwork looms large beside a private room. Two classic arcade machines nearby are available for complimentary use by customers, with hundreds of games installed (start perhaps with Street Fighter Alpha). And when you finally take a seat at your table, the view outside of a sprawling green lung supplies a beautiful backdrop for a soothing meal.

Fook Yeah's kitchen is versatile enough to offer a feast for various occasions, with a focus on Chinese and Malaysian fare. For office-crowd lunches, expect fuss-free sets of cheerful favourites - the menu is currently evolving, but potential highlights include a rice platter with a chicken chop bolstered by black pepper sauce, acar and crackers; egg-wrapped rice with lemongrass fried chicken; garlic seafood fried rice; Marmite chicken rice; and curry laksa with smoked duck breast (RM14.90 nett each; comes with a drink and dessert of the day). 

The food is well-executed, conveying pleasant flavours - the lemongrass fried chicken proved juicy-fleshed, crisp-skinned and convincingly marinated, so we were happy to have an entire extra plate of it. Thumbs up too for the curry laksa, which has become a Fook Yeah signature hit; the smooth, succulent duck brings a satisfying little twist to the traditional preparation.

Fook Yeah is also a venue to consider for bespoke dining, if you're planning a gathering and want a menu exclusively customised for your group. The restaurant's head chef has roughly two decades of professional experience, and he's more than capable of whipping up a comprehensive selection of Chinese banquet fare. Starting this week, poon choi can also be purchased for takeaway throughout the Lunar New Year season.


Fook Yeah
UG-86, Ground Level, MyEG Tower, 8, Jalan Damansara, Empire City, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am-8pm. Bookings for private dinners by request.



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8 comments:

  1. Oh gosh! The name!!! :D :D :D I just bought a bottle of Marmite, been awhile. Maybe I can try and cook that Marmite chicken - looks good! Lemongrass chicken sound like something I would enjoy too!

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    1. Suituapui: marmite chicken vs lemongrass chicken - hmm, since i never quite acquired a love for marmite, i guess i'd opt for lemongrass! :D

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  2. I love the decor, very eye catching especially those colorful hanging lights that look like lanterns. The food is beautifully plated too.

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    1. Phong Hong: glad to hear you like the work that fook yeah is doing! :)

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  3. Love that shot of the nice tableware (you have an eye for that too)! ^_~ Wow, the prices are really cheap for such a comfortable setting. That duck curry looks really thick too.

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    1. Contact.ewew: heheh, yes, considering the cost of the tableware, the food prices are quite fair! and it was definitely a decent curry :D

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  4. It's a very huge space with bright vibrant colour being used in the decor. Food is quite affordable though~

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    1. Choi Yen: yes, a good balance of value and worth ;)

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