Quite a number of people recommended us to eat at Chuup, so here we are on a Sunday noon for a late brunch. Chuup is a family-run cafe & restaurant that features a number of pork dishes on their menu, which also explains their popularity especially among the porcine lovers.
Based on the what we were told, the pork satay and ribs here are the absolute “must haves”. Unfortunately for us, the pork satay was already sold out so we had to settle for alternatives. Actually, quite a number of items were not available on the menu that day, it must had been a busy Saturday.
At least we got what we really came for, which was the pork ribs. Do note that it’s only served in the weekends and available in two different styles: Balinese inspired Fire Hogs and Smokey Hickory BBQ Ribs. We opted for the Fire Hogs @ RM32 because we have always preferred something more exciting.
First impression: good presentation and the vibrant color of the ribs is simply enticing. It’s also served with sweet potato fries, sweet soya sauce and sambal terasi on the side to further flavor the ribs.
As for the taste, you’d be delighted to know that it’s as delicious as it looks. The sambal terasi really has a kick and I am glad they did not hold back on the spiciness level.
In fact, it’s pretty close to what I had in Bali. After trying some of the purported best ribs in town, I think this one triumps them all. Best of all, it’s does not give you that ‘jelak’ feeling and I could finish an entire rib all by myself.
Being a huge sucker for Nyonya Curry Laksa, I can’t help myself from ordering a bowl to try. For RM14.90, the price is OK for a cafe type of eatery. Plus, you can’t really complain about the generous toppings they give, I counted no less than 5 prawns in the noodle.
Overall, it’s a pretty tasty rendition of my beloved dish but I’d have liked it more if it had more heat. On hindsight, maybe I should have mixed some of the sambal terasi into the noodle.
The Chicken Chuppies @ RM11.90 is best described as Indonesian style fried squid a.k.a. ‘Cumi Goreng’ but the main ingredient is substituted with juicy chicken thigh.
It’s crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside and bursting with juice on each bite. Not to mention their homemade honey mustard sauce is brilliant as a dip too.
As for the drinks, Durian Coffee is a thing here but after learning that it’s made from instant coffee sachets, I was reluctant to give it a try. But to be fair it seems to be a hit with the other customers and had gotten favorable reviews.
Lastly, I would like to emphasize that my pleasant experience was solely based on what we had that day. So I have no idea if their other dishes would be equally good – it could be better or worse. I guess what I wanna say is: as long as you are here for the ribs, chances are you won’t go home disappointed.
40, Jalan SS22/25
47400 Petaling Jaya
Business hours: Mon – Fri (11.30am – 10.30pm), Sat & Sun (10.30am – 10.30pm)
Tel: 03-7733 6673