Fu Yuang is a locally owned "Mom & Pop" restaurant, but by the look of it, this Korean and Chinese restaurant on Eubank is truly a "Family Affair."
Daughter Mia (now owner) is the Chef. She does all the prep and cooking, and does an amazing job. Mia's husband Chris handles all the service in the dining room. Son Skylar can often be found helping bus tables and filling water glasses.
Chef Mary and I have been going to Fu Yuang since 2000, back when Mia's parents were still working the restaurant. We've been 'regulars' up until and through their retirement when Mia took charge.
For my first review I was hoping to give a stellar rating, but "the Fu" fell short for us twice in the month of July.
Mary and I stopped in on a Friday night last month and they were so busy it took an hour and a half for dinner to get to our table. They were forced to close early due to not being to able to handle everyone coming through the door. When we asked for an add-on order of wings to take home with us (their wings are a MUST!) we were refused. They said Mia was overwhelmed and couldn't make any more.
Our second visit during July was much better as far as the wait for our meal. The exception was again, those amazing wings.
We had brought friends with us to enjoy what has become our favorite appetizer at the Fu, but when we ordered them they said they were OUT...at 4:30 on a Friday!
This put a real damper on our evening out at Fu Yuang. I would like to say that these experiences are not typical here, as I said we've been coming for 13 years now.
Despite the occasional let-down we keep coming back for several favorites:
...the Pot Stickers (my favorite), the Sweet Cream Cheese WonTons (Mary's favorite) and of course, their sometimes elusive Spicy Chicken Wings appetizer. Order "Two Drops" if you like it HOT.
For the Main course, you should try the Bulgogi...lean ribeye beef slices marinated in fresh garlic and soy sauce, stir-fried with yellow onions, green onions, and carrots. Served on a hibachi. Other great options include Takkogi Kochu Jang (Spicy Chicken), Kung Pao Chicken, or Spicy Orange Chicken. Fu Yuang has their entire menu on Facebook along with some really delicious photos of many dishes.
Overall, I would most definitely recommend "The Fu"
Although they have a few supply and service issues now and then, their FRESH made-to-order items for us far outshine any occasional shortcomings by the kitchen or with the service. And, as I said, if you like it HOT, try those wings, if you can get them. I have learned to call ahead!
Korean and Chinese Restaurant
3107 Eubank NE, Suite 16
Albuquerque, NM 87111