Each week I gather up my notes and decide what type of food I want to cover for the upcoming issues. When I decided on Asian cuisine, I quickly realized I’ve only been to a handful of Asian eateries in Albuquerque. But that’s the fun in my job: It gives me the opportunity to venture out and discover what the city has to offer.
After looking where I was going to eat, I came upon a shiny gem in Fareast Fuzion. Normally, the establishments in this area of town tend to have an older, dated design. But I was thoroughly impressed by their use of decor and Asian design. It has a cool bar with a fish tank behind it, a very peaceful patio and, more importantly, a deep selection of food.
Fareast Fuzion does Asian food differently. They incorporated Thai, Chinese and Japanese traditions to develop their menu. It definitely gives you an option, as you can order dishes from Thai curry to lo mein. It lets the customer decide what Far Eastern culture they want to indulge in.
However, with all these options at my disposal, I decided to order some sushi. I’m a connoisseur when it comes to the dish. I judge all Asian eateries by the quality of their rolls. Each time I’m gauging a new place, I order three rolls—one I’m familiar with, a California roll, because it’s incredibly basic and a restaurant specialty. The California Roll ($5.95) was, of course, your standard. It was good and it passed. But after tasting their Yummy Yummy Roll ($9.50) and their Popcorn Lobster Roll ($15.95) Fareast Fuzion received five out of five stars.
Now as bar tops open back up, I’ll be sitting in front of the fish tank munching on some tasty rolls.
Fareast Fuzion Sushi Bar & Lounge
5901 Central Ave. NE #1703
Neighborhood: International District
Phone: (505) 255-2910