Thursday, 21 March 2019

Fujisawa Izakaya@A Foodie's Nest The Starling


I have been having my meals every now and then at the food court (A Foodie's Nest) at The Starling. So far I have only stuck to one side of the food court which is the one that houses my favorite chee yok fun heh...heh....


I wanted to eat a more well balanced meal and I figured that a bento would be a good idea. Besides, I have been curious about this Japanese kiosk.


Fujisawa Izakaya, it's called and I checked the menu.


There is an assortment of udon/nabe, bento and donburi. Hmmm.... not bad.


Then there are the sashimi/sushi, appetizers, salads, dessert and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Choices in each category are limited but that's to be expected of a kiosk at a food court. 

For my first meal, I had the Tori Teriyaki Bento (chicken, RM18.90). 


The only item I disliked was the tako yaki (octopus ball) which was sitting on my rice. It was floury and had an unpleasant taste. Other than that, I enjoyed my meal.

Then on another visit I tried the Ika Teriyaki Bento (squid, RM19.90).


Again I disliked the offending tako yaki. The squid was just so so. Not going to order this again.



I also tried the Saba Shioyaki Bento (RM17.90).  Wah so big the fish!

But don't get too excited. 



It was only half a fish heh..heh... and it was good.


I later realized that Fujisawa Izakaya has a restaurant proper nearby, above the now closed Pudu Chan Fatt Wanton Mee

Then on my latest visit, I had what I spotted (and coveted) on my earlier visits.


Feeling extravagant, I told myself, what the heck. Life is short. 


Yes, the tako yaki was still there and since there was half a calamansi lime in my tray, I squeezed that over the octopus ball and that made it somewhat palatable.

Was the wagyu beef any good?


Yes, it was. The beef was well executed and very tender. I liked the ginger/garlic sauce that dressed the meat. It was a pricey meal and luckily it was good.

I guess I can come back whenever I want Japanese food and the fact that they accept Favepay (where I get cashback from each visit) makes it even more attractive.

22 comments:

  1. Oooooo...what lovely bentos! I wish I could get one decent one here, a complete meal by itself. None at the franchise place that we frequent.

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    1. I love bentos as as get my protein, veges and carbs all in one tray. Saves me the hassle of cooking too hee..hee...

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  2. Thanks for the review. Favepay is like a loyalty programme where the next time you go there, you will use the cashback from your previous visit. Good to use for places that you like to frequently eat at.

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    1. I love Favepay as it doubles up as e-wallet and loyalty card. There are lots of perks and now I favor places that accept Favepay.

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  3. The food pictures are making me hungry and now I have to go look for something to eat! Lol!

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    1. LOL! I hope you had something nice to eat :)

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  4. Oh, I initially thought the wagyu was rather cheap. Then I looked again at the menu and saw the little Australian flag...no wonder lah...hehe! :D I had the same experience as you with the saba. I thought they were so generous to give me two fish once only to realise it was one half each! >.<

    Oh dear, Pudu Chan Fatt. Founded in 1955. Called it a day in 1996. Revived in 2017. Called it a day again in 2018. Closed for good hopefully...kekeke! :P No new eatery in its place yet?

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    1. hah..hah... yup, Australian wagyu. It's not bad actually. Pudu Chan Fatt has been replaced by a cafe called After Meal or something like that. I have yet to investigate hee..hee...

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  5. Good choices of bento but I guess not all is nice. I tasted tako yaki once in a fusion cafe and like you described, it was floury. From then onward, I don't order it anymore. And I don't visit that outlet too.

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  6. wah, wagyu beef bento!! so premier!! now I m craving for it....

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  7. Good that you found another lunch place other than the pork noodles :P

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  8. Yeah, life is full of surprises, good and bad.. so why not enjoy our food by pampering ourselves while we can... hahaha.. I like the meal with the saba anytime!

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    1. I was quite surprised that I enjoyed the saba a lot!I usually prefer chicken hee..hee..

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  9. Looks like it’s value for money. Yum! xoxo

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  10. Laughed at your saba shioyaki.
    Looks can be deceiving yeah?
    But half also, it still look like a big portion.

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    1. Yeah, I thought, wah so value for money. But you are right, half a fish also very kenyang!

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  11. Usually when I patronize Japanese kiosk like this, I would order their bentos, complete and good for big eater like me LOL

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