Fukusuke opened last year in a location that seems to be cursed…there’ve been at least 2 different restaurants there in the past few years.
Fukusuke offers a wide variety of ramen, including the majors: shoyu, miso, shio, and tonkotsu. I decided to go with the “Tokyo Style” Shoyu, with a side order of soft boiled seasoned egg. The menu says “free substitution to pork belly chashu,” but when I asked about it, I was told that all their chashu is now pork belly chashu!
I was told the salmon carpaccio is also a must try. It comes topped with fish roe, green onions, and a tangy yuzu soy sauce. Tasty!
The lunch special comes with a chashu bowl. The diced chashu was fatty and tender. Mmmm.
Fukusuke’s shoyu ramen soup is chicken and pork based and is very smooth and light. There’s a bit of a bonito flavor and a slightly caramelized pork element stands out. There’s also a deep undertone that reminds me of Chinese black chicken soup. It’s lighter and less oily than many other ramen shops’ shoyu. Very slurpable. The skinny noodles were a bit overcooked for my taste, but all the topping go well together. There’s menma, kikurage, green onions, seaweed, and a piece of naruto. The egg was delicious and the yolk has a great jelly-like texture.
Last but not least, the chashu…Wow! Deliciously melt-in-your-mouth. I felt like I could just gulp down slice after slice of chashu without chewing!
Fukusuke has some great ramen, and super friendly service. It’s a keeper in my book!
Fukusuke Japanese Ramen Dining
18687 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Tues to Thurs: 11:30am to 2pm, 5pm to 9pm
Fri: 11:30am to 9:30pm
Sat to Sun: 11:30am to 9pm