5 Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji, Beyond Hakka and Gravy Chowmeins

5 Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji, Beyond Hakka and Gravy Chowmeins

We Kolkatans love our Asian flavours. And that means, Chinese Chowmein with Chilli Chicken. We dismiss Japanese cuisine as something weird, and like to believe that this part of the world lives on undercooked food, raw fish inside sushi, and octopuses served alive, only to jump off the plate. Well, this misconception intimidates us, for obvious reasons. But Japanese cuisine is far beyond that; noodles are a staple in Japanese food, and they have various versions of it. And, I suggest you try the wide range of Japanese noodle dishes at Fuji to understand what I’m talking about.

5 Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji, Beyond Hakka and Gravy Chowmeins

5 Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji Kolkata beyond Hakka and Gravy Chowmeins 2017

5 Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji Kolkata beyond Hakka and Gravy Chowmeins

Fuji is one of my favourite restaurants in the city. It mostly goes unnoticed, sitting on the third floor of a nondescript building that stands on Sarat Bose Road which the hub of excellent food joints. But, if I have to name one place that has been working to make the flavours from Japan suitable for Kolkatans, it’s Fuji. The wide range of exotic Japanese noodle dishes here reflects the techniques and flavours developed in the Asian country. Take a look at five of my favourite Japanese noodle dishes at Fuji:

1. Buta Kakuni Ramen

This noodle dish is like a bowl of winter essence; it has noodles in a soy or miso clear soup, with slices of pork. Traditionally made with cubed pork belly, Fuji makes it with succulent pork squares that emit porky flavours into the soup to make it rich.

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji - Buta Kakuni Miso Ramen 2017

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji – Buta Kakuni Miso Ramen

2. Chicken Shoyu Ramen

You might not be a “porkaholic”, but do not worry; you don’t have to miss out on the wonderfully wintry ramen dish. Simply pick the Shoyu Ramen, which is prepared with chicken slivers in the soy-based soupy noodle dish. It is a light but full meal!

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji - Chicken Shoyu Ramen 2017

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji – Chicken Shoyu Ramen

3. Tanuki Udon

Yet another Japanese recipe with noodles in a clear soup, this classic Japanese favourite is a little different from the rest, because the soup has a tempting texture. this comes from flakes of tempura, i.e. batter fry! And, it has such subtle flavours!

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji - Tanuki Udon 2017

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji – Tanuki Udon

4. Tori Yakisoba

This is probably one of the most popular options if you are looking for something without a soup. Noodles stir-fried with vegetables and flavoured with Oriental spices and aromatics, it pairs well with spicy sides, and tastes great by itself, as well!

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji - Tori Yakisoba 2017

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji – Tori Yakisoba

5. Zaru Soba

Another noodle dish without a soup, this one is a special item. It is different from the rest, as it is a cold noodle recipe. The noodles are first boiled and then chilled, to be served on bamboo basket plates with dipping sauces. It’s a summer favourite!

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji - Zaru Soba 2017

Japanese Noodle Dishes at Fuji – Zaru Soba

There are other incredible Japanese noodles dishes like Somen Champaru, several soba, udon, yakisoba and ramen varieties. These are all must-have dishes at the must-visit Fuji, which has been working inconspicuously but powerfully, to widen the culinary horizons of Kolkatans, by tantalising their senses with the exotic tastes and aromas of Japan.

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