Halal Japanese Fusion Pork Free Rice Bowl Sushi

FujiYama Japanese Restaurant @ Damansara Uptown, PJ – Yummy fusion food (Halal)

While going around the Uptown square, simply intending to see what was good for lunch, we stumbled upon Fujiyama, a Japanese fusion restaurant. It has been a while since we had anything Japanese and thinking about it got us all excited. Also, looking at the number of people that were frequenting this eatery, the crowd sure did seem to like the food here and so, it was a done deal, we were having lunch here.

The eatery was lively, cheerful and welcoming. Folks of all ages seem to frequent Fujiyama – the old, the young and the in betweens. Many came with families, friends and a few decided to head here solo, either way, everyone seemed comfortable enough.

Customer service was good, fast and efficient. Food arrived rather quickly despite the crowd, within 10 minutes.

Chicken Katsu Don, 23.80 ringgit + Edamame, 4.80 ringgit + Soft Shell Crab Roll, 18.80 ringgit

Chicken Katsu Don
Soft Shell Crab Roll

The Chicken Katsu Don/ Rice Bowl was yummy! I’d certainly order this dish again. You’d get a generous portion of crispy, tender chicken fillet + egg and caramelized onions. There was some sort of gravy that came with the rice, that gravy was a delicious blend of sweet and spicy which made the dish even better. If you fancy a dish that is flavorful and filling, do consider this Katsu Don.

Well, the Edamame might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it certainly was mine. I liked the fact that they added some salt onto it, just a pinch, enough to provide that extra ‘kick’ while I was munching into it. Yum yummm!

Now, the sushi roll I had a problem with. It tasted awesome, the filling was delicious and so was the sauce – mixing them all up made for a tasteful and flavorsome dish but damn, was the rice hard. It definitely was not how sushi rice should be. It was hard! When i took the first mouth, the rice was excuseable because overall, the sushi tasted awesome. The second mouth – the hard texture of the rice gets to you a lil bit by the third mouth – ugh, I puked it out. Let me give you an idea on how hard the rice was. Usually with sushi rice, when you press the end of the chopstick into it, it gets crushed and becomes ‘paste – like’, right? The one here, I made several attempts to break a grain apart but it took several tries to make it ‘paste-like’. Such a shame because tastewise, it was really good. However, I think I would give the sushi another go too because as I looked around, every other table had a plate of sushi on them and everyone seemed to be enjoying their rolls. So, I figured, maybe the chef was rushing through the dishes due to the high sushi demand? Yes, perhaps that would explain why he kindda messed up mine. I’ll give it another go during my next visit.

Would I head back here?

Yes, I would. Looking forward to trying the other dishes.

Address: No. 21, Jalan SS 21/60, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: Everyday. 11 am – 12 am

Signing out now, Ciao.


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