Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Chuup @ Damansara Jaya

This vividly colourful cafe is poised to become a pretty big hit, celebrating a well-curated selection of crowd-pleasing local fare in a fun & friendly suburban setting.

Rice-lovers will likely be heartened by Chuup's nicely executed nasi lemak (RM14.90), tastily complemented with pork rendang, tender-crisp kangkung & nearly all the other necessities (except for a hard-boiled egg, strangely) ...

... as well as Hainanese chicken rice with super-smooth fowl & kitchen-made chili dip (RM12.90). No surprises here, but familiarity can breed righteous comfort. Chuup shows respect for why these recipes are so beloved.

For folks who fear carbs, pork's a pleasure; can't fault "Grandma's pork chuup" (RM18.90) _ shallow fried, marinated loins with spinach & potato carrot ragout. Pure protein & fine fibre at fair prices.

Also a success: Popiah stuffed with prawns & dried shrimp in Chuup's own-made popiah skin (RM4.90). The food feels fresh; nothing seems like it was left on the shelves for too long. That's a testament to the hard work & thoughtfulness of Chuup's team, which claims to be newbies to the F&B business.

Chuup serves Puro fairtrade coffee; for a tropical-fruit twist, have it as a coconut latte (RM9).

Local durian coffee (RM5), with a discernible flavour that's mellow, not overbearing.

Chuup
40, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
Open Wed-Mon, 1130am-10pm. Tel: 03-7733-6673

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44 comments:

  1. Hey! Only 9 mins from my workplace...target locked on the Grandma's pork chuup =)

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    1. Ulric: ooo, yeah, i think it's definitely worth that short drive. and they also have chcken chuups, heheh :D

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  2. Nasi lemak and chicken rice sound good to me, maybe I should learn how to cook that. :P

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    1. CK: ooo, i wonder which one will be more fun for you to prepare :D

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    2. I think I can find the ingredients for chicken rice but fresh coconut milk for nasi lemak.....hmm.not very likely. :P

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    3. CK: ooo, haha, i wonder how much the fresh coconut milk will cost if you manage to find it :)

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  3. Thank you for the review on us! Apologies, it was our mistake on the hard-boiled egg, please claim them on your next trip back to Chuup. :D

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    1. Chuup: oh, cool, no worries, it's good to know that there's actually some egg with the nasi lemak. keep up the great work :)

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  4. Oooooo...love the food! Prices on the high end but ah well, it's a cafe. As long as what they dish out tastes great, that's fine by me. Durian coffee? Got kopi-o-peng or not?

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    1. Suituapui: heh, there's a RM5 espresso for folks who want it black :D

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  5. Ooo I would have guessed tht this place is pork-free. Pork chuup is such a cute name!

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, yeah, that name made me smile :D

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  6. Oh interesting... from the look of the place, i thought they will be serving some western dishes. Coconut latte is something new for me, i wonder if it works well with nasi lemak? :P

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    1. Ken: ya, it's a mainly asian menu here, with items like curry laksa ... that might go well with a coconut latte too! :D

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  7. the hainanese chicken rice portion is abit too little for me, XD.
    I mau tambah nasi!!

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    1. 小乱: heheh, ya, my pic makes it look a bit small, but it would actually be the perfect size for one person :D

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  8. I love the exposed brick. The rice looks pretty good, Sean.

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    1. Linda: yeah, the look of this place is really nice, and the food is tasty enough to satisfy :D

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    1. just to confirm Wed to Mon.. means you open everyday except Tuesday?

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    2. Jane: i think you'll have to call the outlet to check on reservations :)

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    3. Jane: Chuup is currently closed on Tuesdays

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    4. Yeah It's closed on Tuesday but open every other day

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    5. THW: thanks for the confirmation :)

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  10. that's pretty near my place! shall check it out one of these days, the concept is pretty different ya.

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    1. KY: ya, a bit of a change from the Western-food hipster cafes and coffee bars. i hope you'll like this place :)

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  11. The best pork and chicken chop I have ever tasted.

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    1. Raymond: great to hear you enjoyed the food here! :)

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  12. Was there over the weekend (not far, mah). Pork chuup was pretty tender.

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    1. SC: ooo, i think we might have missed each other by a day or maybe even a few hours :D yeah, that pork chuup certainly went down easily :)

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  13. The pork chop looks good but I think I'm just as eager to try the spinach & potato carrot ragou. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: you're right, those sides really do complement the main very well! :D

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  14. Loved the pork chuup, especially the spinach. Definitely thumbs up to this place!

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    1. Footfringe: yeah, and they'll be slowly expanding their menu, they say. lovely addition to this neighbourhood :)

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  15. the chicken drumstick looks good!!!

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    1. 女飞侠: ya, enjoyed it! :D

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  16. The chicken rice looks good! I saw the chillies, the ginger the rice, the chicken. all looks "done correctly" :D

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, i think they really put a lot of thought and care into making these recipes right :D

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  17. Interior looks strangely similar to FatSpoon's.

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    1. Sandra: that's an interesting observation. i didn't think of fat spoon though ... the feel of both cafes is different enough, both of them are charming places :)

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  18. lol coconut latte and durian coffee?! shall be there in a jiff! :D

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    1. JessY: hope you enjoy the funky-fruity coffee! :)

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  19. I wanted to let you know that PURO Coffee will be available for the first time in the US!

    Go to www.getpropercoffee.com for the first authorized US Distributor.

    There's a campaign on Indiegogo going on right now to give everyone in US 30% off all pre-orders + FREE SHIPPING + 20% off future orders. Act quick! Once the campaign is over, they will only distribute to Ohio!

    Click here for the link to Indiegogo:
    http://igg.me/at/-aTojACBKHA

    If they reach goal, you'll get twice the fair trade coffee & tea! If you refer 5 people, you get it for FREE!

    Share the great news on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest...!!
    https://www.facebook.com/getpropercoffee
    twitter @getpropercoffee

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  20. I wanted to let you know that PURO Coffee will be available for the first time in the US!

    Go to www.getpropercoffee.com for the first authorized US Distributor.

    There's a campaign on Indiegogo going on right now to give everyone in US 30% off all pre-orders + FREE SHIPPING + 20% off future orders. Act quick! Once the campaign is over, they will only distribute to Ohio!

    Click here for the link to Indiegogo:
    http://igg.me/at/-aTojACBKHA

    If they reach goal, you'll get twice the fair trade coffee & tea! If you refer 5 people, you get it for FREE!

    Share the great news on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest...!!
    https://www.facebook.com/getpropercoffee
    twitter @getpropercoffee

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