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Furaibo favorites?

hrhboo Jun 1, 2007 11:09 AM

Being such a huge fan of Musha, it took me a while to get round to trying Furaibo on Sawtelle. I finally made it over there last night, and thought everything was fantastic!

The menu is huge so Mr Boo and myself only managed to sample a few dishes. We had chicken liver skewers (great), yuzu chicken wings on skewers (awesome), bbq ribs (good but extremely fatty) and fried rice (great). We saw so many other tables enjoying spicy fried wings so got an order of those too (fantastic). Total bill for an amount of food that could comfortably feed 4 people plus a large Asahi and a large Sapporo came to under $40. Bargain.

We are definitely going back very soon to try lots more stuff. What are your favorite dishes that we shouldn't miss out on?

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    rameniac RE: hrhboo Jun 1, 2007 11:23 AM

    i don't eat there too often, but i think it's all about the wings. the assorted chicken skewers are not bad so i'll get a few of those as well, but i think it's the tebasaki that they're known for. other than that, i'll sometimes get the ochazuke to power it all down.

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      hrhboo RE: rameniac Jun 1, 2007 11:27 AM

      I loved the tebasaki but I think they accidentally gave us a double portion, unless the regular portion includes 2 dozen wings!

      Have you tried the little shrimp in their shells? I saw a lot of people getting those too and thought they looked interesting.

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      oljuno320 RE: hrhboo Jun 1, 2007 11:27 AM

      hanpen cheese, butakakuni(pork), negima- karaage, Ika- Karaage, salmon ochazuke, the fried halibut, spinach bacon...

      their specialty hot sakes are great- slightly pricey.. but great.

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        EKIMS RE: oljuno320 Jun 1, 2007 11:58 AM

        the grilled onigiri chazuke at the end of the meal is great. tofu salad and fried tofu (agedashi tofu) is a must.

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          grobson RE: oljuno320 Jun 1, 2007 05:47 PM

          is the fried halibut the one served in a bowl formed from the deep-fried skeleton? I've only been there once, but that dish was by far my favorite. sorry, i can't remember what its called.

        2. foodie1165 RE: hrhboo Jun 1, 2007 02:07 PM

          I really like the baked oysters, and the agadashi tofu. If you haven't already, try Hide, which is just north of Furaibo in the Japanese-style building. They're cash only but they're relatively cheap (for sushi) and delicious too! They aren't into fancy Americanized sushi, but more traditional stuff. I love it.

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            smssms RE: hrhboo Jun 1, 2007 03:41 PM

            haven't been in about a year, but as mentioned:
            tebasaki
            hanpen
            grilled oysters

            and the duck breast. a must, at least for me.

            never had the chicken skewers there since yakitoriya is nearby.

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              Jase RE: hrhboo Jun 1, 2007 05:05 PM

              I'm all about pork. The braised pork dish and spinach with bacon.

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                kek is khmer RE: hrhboo Dec 17, 2007 08:41 AM

                Anyone got an update on whats good at this place? I went twice last week and got:

                Honey Mustard Yakitori
                Chicken Yaki
                Chicken Wings
                Grilled Tofu
                Furaibo Chicken Salad
                Butter Asparagus
                Eggplant with ground beef/pork
                Sea Bass

                The yakitori was dry and charred but edible. The only BAD dish I had was the Furaibo Chicken Salad. OMG, it was swimming in their mayo/dressing. This one made me feel sick. The mayo was thick that it stuck to the lettuce so I couldn't wipe it off.

                My favorite has to be the Eggplant with ground beef/pork. So so tasty. Everything else we got was average.

                I feel like I should move on to Musha. Agree?

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                  whatsfordinner RE: kek is khmer Dec 17, 2007 08:51 AM

                  I was hoping to like Furaibo but also found it very average. I love Musha, but you might want to try Nanbankan for yakitori.

                2. modernist RE: hrhboo Dec 17, 2007 09:14 AM

                  my favorites have been covered but i'll just double up:

                  favorites:
                  teba saki extra spicy, which in japanese terms simply means extra salty
                  hanpen cheese
                  fried halibut
                  kaki fry (fried oysters)
                  korokke (potato croquettes)

                  i guess youre seeing a theme here. anything deep fried!

                  i used to love the rare grilled duck breast but the last few years i've felt it kinda sucked so i dont order it anymore...

                  1. mermy RE: hrhboo Dec 18, 2007 07:25 PM

                    The next time you're there.. try their beef tataki! It's delicious. Fried halibut, agedashi tofu or agedashi nasu, sweet tebasaki wings and their salmon ochazuke is great! mmmm!

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