I have a ton of posts waiting in the hopper, but decided to go with this one first, because it is Pittsburgh Restaurant Week right now, and I want to encourage yinz to try something new! Fukuda is a new sushi joint in Bloomfield, and it prides itself on fresh, inventive and authentic dishes. I’ve been wanting to try their sushi, but haven’t gotten a chance. Today I happened to have the very unusual opportunity to actually get lunch with my husband. I saw a mention of Ramen pop up in my facebook feed, and I told him “WE MUST GO THERE.” Mr. Beez particularly likes ramen, and I particularly like food, so it was a good choice.
Fukuda is very very very small. There are maybe 10 seats at the sushi bar, and another fourteen or so seats at tables. This place is tiny. I’m not sure if Fukuda takes reservations, but if they do, you should make a reso before heading over. It’s itty bitty, and the restaurant is generating big buzz. It’s been getting particular attention because it is one of the very few establishments in the city offering a late night menu (that doesn’t also offer smiley cookies).
This stuff was so good. This ain’t Oodles o’ Noodles. The Ramen lunch menu is small. They offer edamame, ramen, miso ramen (vegetarian), and seafood ramen. You better want ramen if you show up. We picked the regular ramen. It had a savory but not-too-salty broth that was rich and filling. It also had thick chunks of pork belly, ramen (obviously), various vegetables, and a poached egg. Poached egg is not Mr. Beez’ style, so he ordered it without. But I thought that the poached egg was a perfect touch. It (alongside the pork belly) made the soup substantial enough for a satisfying lunch.