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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chuup @ Damansara Jaya [Food Review, Non Halal]

I have been here once before , took some really nice picture before and totally forgot it until I went back again. If you don't already know, I have been working slightly harder on another blog and YouTube channel, it's in . It' where we do video on electronic gadgets. Recently we are expanding the computer and accessories division. Well, it's not exactly successful, but I will take what I can. Come back to Chuup, I just realize this place's existence and my visit when I had dinner with the colleagues last week during Ramadhan coz wee didn't want to jam the Halal place during Iftar.

Address: Jalan SS 22/25, Damansara Jaya, 
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7733 6673
URL: (

Despite a local and western fusion, what makes it special more than it's fusion is that it is non Halal. Porky-pork pork pigglet chu zhu in everything. Well, not everything but you can't see pork in these local dishes since Malaysian where mostly is Muslim, pork is basically a no-no. 
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Chuup Nasi Lemal with Pork Rendang (RM14.90)
Despite nasi lemak is my (and a big part of Malaysia's) all time favorite breakfast, this cooky isn't your average Joe. As a Malaysian, I bet you must have had chicken rendang before. If you are slightly adventurous, maybe beef and mutton too. But how about pork? A tradition Malay dish with a non tradition ingredient? That makes me curious enough to order. I would give credit for the creativity, but I think the recipe still need a small tweak. It could be less dry and salty then it would be significantly more enjoyable.
Contain, coconut fats(milk) rice, boil greens, toasted peanuts (kacang), fried anchovies (ikan bilis), picked veggies (Accar), pork rendang, boil egg, cucumbers, and the most important element, sambal.

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Popiah (RM 3.90)
A great snack for sharing or have it for your own. But this is not a snack that I would recommend to get in here. You can get the chicken bites or sandwich or other thing, but I don't think this is the best thing here.

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it really look tempting though....with all the radish, carrots, bean sprout, topped with fried onions....

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Spicy Pork Belly Aglio Olio (RM 12.90)
With this price range, I would only expect pork slice.
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This is not a slice man, this is a block or meat. I really enjoy it very much thought I really hope it will be a bit more moist. Despite stiring it constantly, I never get any sauce from bottom and it almost choked me. Don't get me wrong, the pasta is very flavorful. I usually don't like lemon grass and for this case, I didn't even hate it. Might have camouflage in hunks of pork but I am not mad. Highly recommended.

On my next/last visit, I had curry mee. The price is a bit on the high side around +/- RM15 but the taste is quite delicious as well. It was not over powered by the thick coconut milk. I can still taste the base broth which is chicken.

Overall: 7/10 [If you are a pork lover, you should get this restaurant on you to-dine check-list.]
Taste bud indulgence: 7/10 [I can get something better in my local morning market]
Purse Saver: 8/10 [ Compare to other cafes around PJ area, this is comparably cheap and affordable. You pay for what you get.]
Location: 6/10 [It's not near the main roun of LDP or a prime area. It is still congested and hard to find parking.]
Service: 9/10 [They have great servers, drinking water is free flow. My only complain would be that they don't accept card, only cold hard cash.]

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