The transformation of the centre of The Forks Market continues to take shape. One of the biggest changes is that most of the new food vendors are more upscale. Fusian Experience falls into this category.
Fusian Experience brings the flavours and styles of their Academy Road location in a stripped down version to The Forks. The menu is roughly divided in half between traditional sushi, and contemporary tapas.
Fusian Experience Sushi
On my first visit I opted for the Bento Box. This consisted of two rolls, a Dynamite Roll and a California Roll.
I found this a little disappointing. Firstly, the shrimp in the dynamite roll was a little on the overdone side. Secondly, at $12.00 for two medium sized roll this just doesn’t seem like all that great a deal. I also ordered the SunoMono Salad and the Miso Soup. The Salad was the best of the three items. The Octopus was fresh, with just the right amount of chew to it. The noodles were prepared really well, and I really enjoyed the multiple thin slices of cucumber, with the sharp, vinegary dressing.
The Miso soup is one of the better ones I’ve had. The broth is rich. There are not only plenty of Soy bits, but also the soup was teeming with scallions and seaweed.
Fusian Experience Tapas
My next trip to Fusian Experience I decided I would give a try to something from the Tapas menu. My two choices were the Sushi Pizza and the Sushi Lettuce Wraps.
The Pizza is particularly tasty. The flavours leap out at you, with the Spicy Sesame Sauce really holding everything together.
With the Lettuce wraps, the flavours and textures really work together well in combination. The only problem I had with the is that the Romaine Leaves were so crisp that when I tried to roll them they tended to snap and the ingredients fall all over my arm. In the end I ate most of the dish with knife and fork and the lettuce leaves by themeselves.
If I visit again, I’ll definitely be choosing the Tapas menu as my starting point. While the sushi menu is good, the Tapas menu is just that much better. Also, be prepared to put out a fair bit of cash if you are looking for a full meal. I do think that being in a food court, albeit it a nice one, there should be some downward adjustment in the prices to reflect the fact that you’re not getting the full restaurant dining experience.
The service is good. I like the fact that they give you a little alarm to keep with you at your table until your order is ready. With most things being made from scratch it takes a bit longer, and it’s nice to be able to sit and not have to strain to hear your order called above the general food court din.