Fujinoya in Hartsdale NY – Tastes Like Asia

Exactly three weeks after I returned from Taiwan, I went to Fujinoya in Hartsdale, NY. This is a small place that always has a long line (45 mins+) for lunch on Saturdays. They don’t take reservations. I was lucky this past Sat and the food did not disappoint. The dishes taste like they should in Asia! 🙂 It really made me smile.  Happy twirl!

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This is my cold soba noodles with tempura. The soba and the shrimp tempura were good. I did not care for the vegetable tempura. It was a little too greasy for me.

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This is the Nabeyaki Udon, my goto. Always good, hot, and yummy. Look at the egg! The broth was authentic and delicious.

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This is the salmon carpaccio.

I highly recommend this Japanese restaurant. I go there often and they are always consistent. The sushi chefs never speak English and I have seen the owner shop at the local Japanese grocery store.  I cannot say enough good things about this place.  Really happy that it did not disappoint.  Two thumbs up!

This experience took place at

Fujinoya Restaurant
26 South Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: 914-428-1203

Most Favorite Tonkatsu Place, 日式豬排

Purple and white rice. 紫米和越光米。When I asked the lady what 紫米 is because I simply repeated her pronunciation of the phrase without comprehending it, she looked at me stunned and said, “purple colored rice.” Felt illiterate.

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Tea to pour onto the purple rice, mixing in a sour plum and a small spoon full of wasabi into the saucy concoction.Tonkatsu is served on a hot plate of sizzling hot cabbage, garnished with shredded nori.  Miso soup with kombu and picked 小黃瓜 on the side to complete the ensemble.

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Picked dikon as an appetizer.

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Sesame seeds that you grind at the table to add to the Tonkatsu sauce.

This experience took place at the 九州杏子日式豬排日本餐廳 at 106, Section 3, Zhongxiao East Rd, 300號10樓, Taipei. 02 8772 9822