Sunday, December 13, 2015

WhupWhup @ Subang Jaya

A former factory that once churned out industrial yarn is now reincarnated as a cavernous cafe that whips up comfort fare & coffee, founded by diversely talented collaborators who include an erstwhile radio DJ, an ex-barista trainer & an arts instructor.

Lots of space to explore here - more than 10,000 square feet, in fact. WhupWhup's team has imbued a playful, personal touch into everything from the mise-en-scene (we like the leafy flourishes & the piano in the backdrop) to the menu (which promises complimentary water from The Fountain Of Youth, & choices of coffee with sobriquets like 'Slim Shade' & 'Whitest Boy Alive').

WhupWhup has clearly put a lot of effort into presenting an interesting menu that spans French & other influences. Nu' Yolk features fresh, tender scallops with a sweet, custard-like salted egg yolk puree & shaved parmesan (RM35), while Duck 3 Ways comprises a choice of spaghetti or fettuccine with meaty duck breast, duck bacon bits & salted duck egg yolk (RM28).

Our favourite order here looks the simplest but tastes both memorable & satisfying: Rustic toast with a crunchy, textured bite, topped with a creamy, coffee-infused carrot butter spread (RM12 for two pieces). Alternatively, WhupWhup's interpretation of Cuban sandwiches showcases a choice of chicken or beef with cheese (RM20), while the wine-marinated, slow-cooked beef stew with mash & veggies is a solid bet for a hefty meal, conveying strong value for RM28. Coffee & craft beer are available.

WhupWhup is tricky to locate, tucked at the end of an industrial street. But there's free parking; look for the 'Safety First' & 'No Smoking' signs that betray the location's earliest origins. Event bookings & retail space reservations can be accommodated.

Whup Whup
12, Jalan SS 13/3B, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Kitchen opens Thursday-Monday, 11am-10pm. Tel: 03-5612-6250

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20 comments:

  1. It certainly has a catchy name.

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, the stylisation of WhupWhup as one word instead of Whup Whup is also kinda interesting, heh :)

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  2. I love the ambiance, Sean, and the dishes are beautifully presented!

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    1. Linda: agreed on both the look of the setting and the food! :D

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  3. I would want my duck in thinner slices, poor ol' toothless me. Name reminds my of my teacher in lower secondary, Mrs Menon. Everytime, we were making a lot of noise, she would go, "Whup! Whup!!!" LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heh, i kinda think the duck would work a bit better in thinner slices too :D mrs menon sounds fun! :D

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  4. Let's whup some @$$... Whoops my language!!! Boring joke aside, the spaciousness of this place is certainly a strong point... Let's hope that it has enough parking spots

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    1. Leo: haha, no worries, i was tempted to make a similar joke too :D yeah, i think they have enough parking in their open lot for more than a dozen cars, and on weekends, it should be ok to just park on the street outside :)

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  5. Very spacious and perhaps, a little too spacious for a cafe?

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    1. Ken: good for any claustrophobic customers! i admire how they managed to do what they did with such a huge space ... it would have been a real challenge to renovate, decorate and get ready for customers ;)

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  6. This one seems to be along the same lines as Beam but even more spacious and serves food. Let's hope the food is kick-ass as its namesake? :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: i must give props to the chef ... he's pretty multi-talented ... apparently he's also a professional singer and former radio dj ... and they really do try to create a distinctive menu, heh :)

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  7. Wow I like how spacious it is, very nice! :D

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    1. CK: yeah, there's a lot of space for them to clean up, heh :D

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  8. The super spacious space definitely a plus point but I wonder are those trees real?

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    1. Choi Yen: ooo, didn't check on the trees, but the flowers mostly weren't real, i think, heh :)

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  9. Was wondering the same. Is the food halal?

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  10. Was wondering the same. Is the food halal?

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