Archive for 'Fuji Restaurant & Bakery'

Video Break: Searching For The Best Egg Dishes in Midtown

When I was little, all the other kids got to load up their Easter baskets with colorful treasures, while I was stuck saying prayers over the seder plate. So this year, I go on my very first East egg hunt. Clay captured the entire thing on video as I searched for as many eggs as possible around Midtown.

Watch the hunt after the jump….

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Avoid the Soups and Stick to the Buns at Fuji Bakery

Fuji Bakery entrance

Peeling back the culinary underbelly is one of the fun things about working in Midtown – hell, that’s why we’re all here looking at this, at least I should hope so. You keep hoping, waiting for that shining beacon, that one place you never knew about or even knew to look for despite the omnipresent eye of Google and the caring, wonderful, universally intelligent and physically attractive contributors of Midtown Lunch. Fuji Bakery, nestled in the middle of nowhere at 224 West 35th between 7th and 8th, strikes you as that place out of nowhere. Without a menu in the window or any real welcoming signage, it strikes you as an industrial food production facility. Is this a Chinatown transplant that we didn’t know jack about? Do the steam-table empire of Ming Du (formerly Ying Du) and the noodle-soup warriors faithful need to up the ante? Only one way to find out.

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Fuji Bakery’s Lamb Over Rice Is A Pleasant Surprise

Fuji Bakery

Whenever I want cheap and quick Chinese food, Fuji Bakery (35th btw 7+8th) is my to go spot. Where else am I going to get shumai in Midtown for $2 and a good mix of possible 2 item lunch combinations for $4.75 that actually tastes good?

On a number of my recent trips, I noticed a piece of paper that was taped to the wall with the words “Lamb Over Rice” written on it (why is it that the best stuff at Chinese restaurants is always on weird wall signs?) I was intrigued every time I saw it but was always distracted by the pork belly dish on the steamed table. Finally I decided to try the lamb over rice dish (sorry my precious pork belly… next time.)  Sichuan style cumin lamb?  Fuji Bakery’s version of halal street meat?  I seriously had no idea what Fuji Bakery’s version of lamb over rice was going to be, and was surprised (in a good way) when I saw it. Check it out after the jump.

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Fuji Bakery Is All About The Take Out Dim Sum


It takes a special kind of iron stomach to be able to appreciate the gut busting powers of a Chinese steam table take-out lunch. Many people are into Ying Du (on 38th btw. 7+8th), but I think they’ve not been the same since they changed their name from 38th St restaurant and bakery and then had to stop cutting roast meats to order (and apparently portions are getting smaller as well.) Even though they do pile on the food, and the price is ridiculous, I still try to find the next hidden treasure of steam table goodness. So when my former roommate told me about Fuji Restaurant and Bakery, I got intrigued about the possibility of another good option for cheap and filling Chinese food.

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