These days, it’s not enough to have just one or even two side gigs under your belt if you are a media personality. The latest to join the ranks of celebrity-restaurant owner multi-hyphenates is 987FM Sonia Chew, and her foray into the world of F&B is none other than IZY FOOK on Club Street.
Named to sound like the Chinese phrase for 一起福, which means to prosper together, IZY FOOK is not to be mistaken as a sister restaurant to similarly named Fook Kin by fellow DJ duo The Muttons.
Will the real Fook please stand up?
Make no mistake about IZY FOOK’s menu, though. The team aims to redefine Asian cuisine as we know it, by featuring familiar Cantonese dishes alongside classic Japanese offerings.
The Chinese BBQ ($10++ for Small, $20++ for Medium, $75++ for XXL) puts a fancy spin on our beloved Cantonese roast meats from Roast Paradise. Highly recommended is the Char Siu, which features melt-in-your-mouth cuts of pork belly with indulgently caramelised skin that adds an extra oomph.
The Steamed Clams in Dashi ($18++ for Small, $34++ for Large) was also highly recommended by our server. The plump, fresh clams fall off the shell easily, absorbing the sweetness of the clear dashi stock.
Spice lovers will delight in the Amber Jack Ceviche ($18++). This refreshing starter features zesty flavours from its use of spicy kampung dressing and calamansi, and the layers of shredded vegetables and fish roe add some welcome complexity to an otherwise simple dish.
Our eyes instantly zoomed in on the Wagyu Truffle Don ($34++ for Small, $58++ for Large) when we were scanning the menu, so of course we could not miss out out. Beneath the generous layers of wagyu beef and shaved truffles, sits a slow cooked egg and nanatsuboshi rice from Hokkaido. Mix them together and you have a perfect, savoury treat that emits the most enticing aroma of truffles!
The wagyu beef is well cooked and thin, almost like sukiyaki. I could not stop spooning that deliciously fluffy rice down my maw.
Chinese influences remerge in IZY FOOK’s dessert menu. We agreed that the Houjicha Catalana ($10++) bears a close resemblance to a slab of sio bak (a sign that we should have ordered more of that Chinese BBQ?). The subtleness of the roasted green tea ice cream is complimented perfectly by the burnt sugar.
While plain in comparison, the Spiced Chocolate ($10++) is not to be underestimated. Dark chocolate, five spice, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon come together to create an explosive amalgamation of flavours – a perfect way to end the night.
Address: 27 Club Street
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer DT18
Monday to Saturday: 12pm – 2pm (Lunch), 5pm – 12mn (Dinner)
Closed on Sunday