FOOD: Zouk Group launches FUHU Restaurant & Bar in RWG

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 8, 2019.
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Resorts World Genting (RWG) recently launched FUHU Restaurant & Bar, Zouk Group’s first vibe dining restaurant. FUHU is a unique dining experience that offers contemporary Chinese cuisine by Hong Kong’s Michelin-star chef, Alvin Leung (Demon Chef), served with exciting twists in a fun and lively atmosphere.

FUHU means “lucky tiger” in Mandarin and the restaurant is a coalescence of dining, music and nightlife with a chinoiserie decor that plays on elements of traditional Chinese apothecaries, juxtaposed with a garden of wonder brought to life by lighting and pop art graffiti.

“With the launch of FUHU Restaurant & Bar, our various Zouk concepts at 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 [Chef] Leung to curate the menu at FUHU. It is a tripartite goal that is shared by Zouk Group, Resorts World Genting and Alvin Leung,” said Zouk Group chief executive officer Andrew Li.

The menu at FUHU is a delight to the senses as Chef Leung reimagines Asian flavours with a modern spin on classic Asian dishes while fusing the flavours of east and west. Every dish curated by Chef Leung was 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.

In FUHU the journey begins at an entrance that has been decorated like a Chinese apothecary shop, and leads you into a hidden garden corridor that guides you along the passage towards the restaurant. With floor to ceiling panels of visually arresting murals surrounding the restaurant interior bring 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 80s. The entire experience, from decor to taste and the setting, transports guests into the story of Lady Meng and the Tiger along with the excitement that encapsulates it.

FUHU’s signature dishes on the menu includes the FUHU roasted duck, aromatic crispy duck, Boston lobster noodles, hot and sour lobster soup, the generals fried chicken, and duck essence porridge.