Mr Good Says:
Meet the beautiful and juicy grilled skewers from Fusion Foodie, more popularly known as Yakitori, literally translated as grilled chicken. Strictly speaking though, Yakitori only refers to one of type of grilled skewers and the collective term for all kinds of skewers is Kushiyaki. Fusion Foodie, as its name suggests, serves a fusion of many cuisines, amongst them Japanese, Thai and Chinese. And coupled with its café-like setting, I don’t blame you if you deem it an unlikely place for good Kushiyaki. But taste it, and you will be proven wrong, like I was!
Unlike a typical Japanese Kushiyaki joint, choices are somewhat limited with only 9 types of Kushiyaki offered- mushroom, cuttlefish ball, chicken, pork belly, bacon, beef, beef tenderloin, scallop and prawn. But, pricing is reasonable, with the cheapest skewers going for only S$1.20 Nett each and the most expensive one S$3 Nett. The quality of whatever offered is also good, partly due to the fact that the owners are seafood and meat importers themselves. I was told that they are the same people behind Swiss Butchery and Mo'mor Izakaya!
Apart from the superiority of ingredients used, their Kushiyaki are also expertly grilled to perfection with very little charred bits, making them a healthier indulgence. Char lovers may be disappointed however.
Among the Kushiyaki offered, I would most recommend the scallop skewers. Priced at S$2.20 Nett per skewer, you will get 2 medium-size sashimi-grade scallops, supposedly best for quick searing. According to the Uncle helming the grill station, these scallops should be quickly seared so that their surfaces are browned, firm and slightly crusty while their interior remain relatively raw and translucent. Such a cooking method allows us to savour the natural sweetness and juiciness of the scallops while still enjoying the delectable smoky flavor that only comes with grilling. On the downside, this way of cooking does sacrifice some crisp from the crust. So if you like your scallop to come with super crispy exterior, this is not for you.
Before you go, one word of caution- dining here is not without its downsides. Firstly, it is a little disappointing that their food are served in disposable plates and utensils, something I personally dislike but decided to overlook because of the price, food quality and great service. Secondly, ventilation at the cafe is lacking so at the end of the meal, you are likely to smell like the grilled skewers you had. Manage your expectations before coming!
Fusion Foodie @Beauty World MRT
Tue to Sat: 8.30am to 8pm
Sun: 8.30am to 7pm
Nett Prices (Cash Only)
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