Monday, July 09, 2012

Fook Yew

Hooray, another Ismaya establishment just arrived at Gandaria City Mall. I think we all agreed that despite the so so quality of food, all of Ismaya's restaurants have a a great concept and very very cozy. Fook Yew is the perfect example of it :)

One thing I noticed is that this place is not crowded even though It was just opened. Remember Kitchenette and Pizza E Birra when they first opened? I wonder, is this a sign of Ismaya's fall?

The concept of Fook Yew is modern chinese fusion restaurant with chinese themed movie decoration. Consisting of non-smoking and semi open smoking area (which I think is really really cozy), Fook Yew is definitely the best place in Gandaria City (In term of coolness of course)

The food:
1. Chicken and Prawn Shang Jian Bao (Rp. 27.000)
Firstly, this is my first time encountering this food. +1 for Fook Yew. I thought it was a pan fried bakpao like the one in the usual dim sum place but guess what, Fook Yew prepared something special for us :)

Be careful because it will squirt hot juice the moment you sink your teeth into the bun! Trust me, I was careless and ended up getting that super hot liquid all over my cheek. Surpriseeee, it's just like xiao long bao! The difference is the Shang Jian Bao use chinese bun instead of some sort of won ton wrap.

It was YUMMYLICIOUS!!!! The broth was flavorfull, the sesame seed and finely chopped scallions are just heavenly fragrant. *happy*

2. Xiao Long Bao (Rp. 19.000)

The xiao long bao is just okay for me. I can't taste any meaningfull differences between the coloured xiao long bao, all of them tastes the same for me. The skin is too thick but the broth is not bad. Notice that the price is super cheap!!!!

3. Chicken Feet in Blackpepper Sauce (Rp. 19.000)

The chicken feet is also okay.. not outstanding at all. ATTENTION!!! I found an uncut chicken nail in one of the feet, totally grossed me out!!!!

4. Chicken Fillet and Tomato Sauce Baked Rice (Rp. 59.000)

Iughhhh... Sorry Fook Yew but putting this dish as ur recommended menu is a huge mistake. First, the sauce. Taste like sweet and sour sauce from a cheap eatery or the one you find in campus canteen. Ugh... The chicken is like steam on tomato sauce, the upper crust (dunno what it was made from since I thought it was chesse but taste nothing like cheese) is tasteless, the rice is also tasteless. Very very disappointing

5. Shang Hai Honey Toast (Rp. 23.000)

Desert time! A weird one I might add. The toast is french toast with peanut filing and lots of honey on top. Flower shapped butter is not helping at all.

6. The Dancing Pig (Rp. 69.000)

Ismaya knows how to party and this is why. This funky alcohol based bubble drink is an innovation and me likey! The light freshness of a bubble drink with booze all over is mindblowing.

Fook Yew is a place to hang out, grab a drink and smoke some Ice Blast. But... For the food, still a long way to go in becoming a great chinese restaurant.

Rating: 7/10
Location: Gandaria City, Ground Floor


  1. namanya lucu banget The Dancing Pig wakakakakaka :)

  2. Barusan kesana hehe, tadi pesen shang jian bao juga, biasa aja deh rasanya ga wahh

    Please kindly visit me

  3. Wow! The Shang Jian Bao is definitely must-try item here! And I agree, compared to other places, the xiao long baos here are so freakin' cheap! Too cheap that I get kinda suspicious hehe. But as you said, the taste is compromised because of the price.

  4. hey thanks for posting. really gonna try this one.

    I do agree with you, ismaya not only sell the foods but also the concepts.

    and that chicken nail would totally ruin the appetite, i guess.

  5. @ellyna: iyaaaa, mencurigakan ga sih pake daging apa :p berhubung murah meriah, tutup mata en buka mulut aja dahhh hahah

  6. ADUHHH NGILER BGT INI PENGEN NYOBAAAA... lom sempet2.. ke skye juga ga kesampean.. kmrn weekend malem ga dikasi masuk tau2nya ga bole pake clana pendek ga tau.. :(

  7. namanya kocak banget ya ris... kalo lidahnya kepleset dikit nyebutnya bisa kaco.. hahahaha

  8. @arman: iyaaaaaaaaaaaaa, lucu banget, sengaja gitu hahaha

    @elvina: ohya??? waduhhhh gw biasanya cuek bebek gitu, ke five star hotel aja pake celana pendek. pengen nyoba cuma denger2 mahal banget ya?

  9. Hi I just had time to link and follow you back! Thanks for following :D Btw, I have to try this shop because I live in Jakarta too! Nice post! :)