Wednesday 21 August 2019
Contemporary twist on classic Asian fare. Photo: FUHU Genting

Zouk Group has decided on Resorts World Genting (RWG) as the launchpad for its first-ever vibe dining restaurant, FUHU Restaurant & Bar. A new concept by Zouk Group, FUHU is a unique dining experience that offers contemporary Chinese cuisine by Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef Alvin Leung, served with exciting twists in a fun and lively atmosphere.

Seating up to 150 diners, the 8,000 square feet (750 square metres) space within the experiential thoroughfare of RWG’s SkyAvenue takes experiential dining to a heightened sensory level. Meaning “lucky tiger” in Mandarin, FUHU is the coalescence of dining, music and nightlife with a chinoiserie décor that plays on elements found in traditional Chinese apothecaries, juxtaposed against a garden of wonder brought to life by artful lighting and pop art graffiti.

1. FUHU Restaurant _ Bar entrance - FUHU Genting
Photo: FUHU Genting

“With the launch of FUHU Restaurant & Bar, our various Zouk concepts a Resorts World Genting now offer guests a one-stop entertainment complex with a complete dining to nightlife journey. The ultimate goal of FUHU is to present a new way of seeing and tasting, which is why we partnered with a creative culinary expert like Alvin Leung to curate the menu at FUHU. It is a tripartite goal that is shared by Zouk Group, Resorts World Genting, and Alvin Leung,” says Andrew Li, Chief Executive Officer of Zouk Group.

Contemporary twist on classic Asian fare.

Zouk Group’s partnership with chef Alvin Leung comes to fruition in a menu of unique yet nostalgic creations that fuses the east and the west, reimagining Asian flavours with a modern spin on classic Asian fare. The menu at FUHU is a delight to the senses with Leung’s special dash of je ne sais quoi; every dish thoughtfully created to reflect both innovation and tradition in the ingredients chosen, style of cooking, and presentation.

“FUHU is about fun; a spin-off of what the Zouk brand stands for. Dining at FUHU is the beginning of a great night out – this is where the fun starts with dishes that are modern, yet homely and comfortable, distinctly Asian, but with a touch of western flair,” says Alvin Leung.

Chef 5 - FUHU Genting
Photo: FUHU Genting

The food at FUHU is as picture-worthy as it is delectable. The menu at FUHU lends to both multiple rounds of grazing, or full-blown Chinese meals, complete with rice and dishes – all presented in high style. The culinary mastermind also pays homage to different Asian influences in his menu, fusing dishes and flavours from around the world.

Signature dishes on the menu include the FUHU Roasted Duck, complete with truffle morel sauce as the choice accompaniment, Aromatic Crispy Duck, Boston Lobster Noodles with ginger and scallions, Szechuan-style Hot & Sour Lobster Soup, The Generals Fried Chicken & Waffle, and Quark Rice Soup.

6. Boston Lobster Noodle - FUHU Genting
Photo: FUHU Genting

Helming the bar is chief mixologist Saam Pranill, with over 20 years of experience creating cocktails at top bars across Asia. Pranill curated FUHU’s cocktail menu with its Chinese origins in mind, using Asian ingredients and presented in traditional methods. The entire cocktail menu has a unique vessel for each drink, hand-picked from different Southeast Asian antique stores, guaranteeing an experience that is steeped in Asian roots.

A signature cocktail is Drunken Tiger, made using gin, Campari, and martini rosso, and nim jiom pei pa kao garnished with orange zest, presented in a dry gourd. Fu Tong, a vodka, midori, calamansi lime juice, jasmine tea and puffed rice mix is also presented in a traditional herb container. Another signature cocktail, The Reunion comes in a Chinese tea set, containing a concoction of bourbon, honey, calamansi lime, cinnamon, orange, hot water and hongzao (red dates).

5. Aromatic Crispy Duck - FUHU Genting
Photo: FUHU Genting

Whether as an aperitif, a companion to your main course, or a pre-party tipple, FUHU’s cocktails are also created with a communal spirit in mind, with serving formats and portions made for sharing amongst friends.

Designed to visually excite.

FUHU is designed by Malaysian interior design stalwarts, Designstream, who are also behind many of the breath-taking elements inside SkyAvenue in RWG. The restaurant transports you through three distinct areas.

2. FUHU Restaurant _ Bar walkway - FUHU Genting
Photo: FUHU Genting

The journey begins with a Chinese apothecary shop that greets guests at the entrance and leads to a hidden garden corridor that guides the passage towards the restaurant. The path culminates in a visually stunning, life-sized Sakura tree in the main dining area that looms over diners as they eat.

Floor to ceiling panels of visually-arresting murals surround the restaurant interior, handed painted by famous graffiti artist, Kenji Chai, bringing the story of Lady Meng and the Tiger to life. Elements of traditional Chinese culture such as rosewood chairs and Ming-dynasty blue and white porcelain motifs coexist with leatherette banquettes which harken to the supper club of the eighties.

3. FUHU Restaurant _ Bar Interior - FUHU Genting
Photo: FUHU Genting

The entire experience, from décor, to taste to setting, transports guests into the story of Lady M and the Tiger and the excitement that encapsulates it. FUHU Restaurant & Bar is the fifth Zouk Group-owned establishment to be launched in RWG in the last year, following the success of RedTail Bar, RedTail Karaoke, Empire, and Zouk Club.

FUHU Restaurant & Bar operates from Monday to Sunday from 6pm to 1am.