Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chulo, Jaya One

Although the signs leading to Chulo seem to imply that it is a place for Spanish food, I would say the offerings here are more generic western, rather than specifically Spanish.  The place has a nice bar, and lounge area, although I would suggest diners who do not smoke to sit in the balcony area as it did tend to get a bit stuffy, but evidently, the drinking crowd were having an uproarious time, as loud shrieks and gales of laughter emanated from the bar area.  (Well, mainly from Louise Xin).

Actually the patrons there seem like regulars, and the affable owner, Azeem, was really hospitable and went out of his way to ensure we were well taken care off.  The free flow Hendricks gin was certainly a welcome respite to the working week.

The butterfish Nicoise Salad - I was surprised that pan fried butterfish actually tasted rather palatable.  I am not a fan of butterfish is sashimi.  By the way, Butterfish, unlike Butter Prawns, is the name of the fish.  RM18.80

 Smoked Duck Breast and Mango Salad - My favourite dish of the evening, as the duck was tender, with a right balance of smokiness and saltiness.  The sweetness of the mango complements the smoky salty combination. RM18.80

Prawn Cocktail, RM22.90.  Bits of deep fried crunchy prawn swimming in a light pool of mayonnaise.

Chulo Hot Wing, RM14.80. Zesty lime and chilli marinade.

Potato and Leek Soup, served with garlic bread.  RM12.80.  To be honest, I am not sure I like this form of presentation, whereby the soup is poured from the gravy train, because it encompasses some heat loss, and I generally like my soups piping hot.

Cream of Broccoli soup, which on this occasion, was a tad on the salty side, but we have since brought it to the attention of the chef, so it should be rectified. RM12.80

This was a kind of minnestrone, with a generous amount of basil, and bits of penne.  A hearty soup, which could be a meal on its own.

Butter Fish Fillet, RM34.80.  Mixed together with an array of prawns, squid and mussels, in a tomatoey sauce.

A rather interesting take on meatloaf, with this minced chicken meat loaf wrapped in beef bacon.  RM24.80.

New Zealand Rack of Lamb, with sauteed and caramelized vegetables. RM45.80

NZ Lamb Chops, RM23.90, served with french fries.  I'm not sure why the lamb chops are so much cheaper than the rack of lamb, because honestly, I thought this dish was better, and I love the skinny french fries.

And finally, the Spanish Seafood Paella, RM24.80.

Creme brulee.... could have been silkier.

Bread and Butter Pudding, RM18.80

Chocolate Tiramisu, RM18.80. 

Chocolate Lava Cakes

And to wash it all down, a special cocktail from Azeem.


Palm Square, Jaya One,
No. 72A Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Contact number:
03-79562277 or 0126878186

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Sundays, 5.00pm to 1.00am


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