Monday, December 17, 2007

Yummy Zuup

Yummy soups and other food in One Utama Shopping Centre....

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(Apr 2010)

HELP.
I thought Zuup was just closed for renovations but now it looks like another restaurant has taken over their spot in One Utama. :(

Does anyone know what happened to them? Have they relocated? *VERY HOPEFUL*


Wants her yummy soup back,
J

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This small and cosy restaurant on the Lower Ground Floor of One Utama (Old Wing), has been open for as long as I can remember but I had never ventured in.... So, last week (as I was doing my Christmas shopping), I decided that it was high time I tried it out.

The Lunch:

As they specialise in soup here, there is a good range of soups on the menu. What I especially liked is that they have 3 serving sizes for you to choose from (small cup for RM 6.90++, medium bowl for RM 9.90++ and large bread bowl for RM 12.90++).... so you can actually have the soup as a light meal by itself, or just to complement your main meal.
In the Interior of Zuup, looking out...

They have also recently extended their variety of mains (according to the friendly waiter) so there are quite a few starters/ salads/ sandwiches/ pastas/ other mains and desserts to choose from.

After some deliberation, I decided to try the Baked Potato Skins (RM 6.90++) as a starter:
The Baked Potato Skins...

Overall, I wasn't impressed with it - although the potato itself was just nice (fluffy and moist texture, without any starchiness), the overall taste was rather bland as the cheese and ham were pretty much tasteless.
(A liberal dose of salt and this was quickly fixed though)

Moving on, I chose a Medium Bowl of the Lamb Goulash (RM 9.90++) as my main:
The Lamb Goulash (medium size)...

Mmmmm.
Delicious!
Loved the thick texture of the soup, rich with spices and chunky vegetables (carrots, celery, etc.... all wonderfully tender). The pieces of lamb were also pretty good (medium tenderness) and made this a great light meal.

Sadly, I didn't have any space for dessert after that (although there were some that sounded pretty interesting) so that's it for now.
(FYI: I'm sorry but you're going to have to put up with my restaurant reviews having slightly less menu items featured (as compared to before).... I am now single, and will therefore dine alone more often (as compared to before) and I definately cannot afford to order lots of food and just waste it)
(Just bear with me, ok?)

Anyway, I enjoyed my meal there and have made a note to go back soon to try out the other yummy sounding soups.
(I LOVE SOUP!)
:)

So it's: Good variety of soups (available in 3 serving sizes) and various pastas/ other mains, casual setting, reasonable prices and friendly service BUT nothing much to complain except that service (although friendly) could have been a bit faster.

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:


Zuup Soup Bar @ LG, One Utama Shopping Centre

Taste: 6
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 26/++ per person
Parking: Difficult on weekends

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7728 3698
Opening Hours: 11am till late

NO PORK SERVED



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9 comments:

Lyn said...

Woman, if you ever need another person to accompany to go makaning...I am there!

MeiyeN said...

is been like more than a year i last had a meal here.. not bad at all i would say and now am craving for their soup hehe...

p/s: don't be too stressed, don't be grumpy as xmas is around da corner! *hugz*

J said...

to lyn:
Yay!
But I warn you first: I will always lay claim to at least one bite of your food!
Maybe even 2 bites if it's yummy... Erm, I mean if I need to review properly.
:)

to meiyen:
I aim to go back soon too...
(I love soup!)
Oh, and I don't mean to be grumpy... I know Xmas is near but I can't help it! Xmas actually makes me feel worse....
:(
(Thanks for the hug anyway)

ninashah said...

I love Zuup! It's my go-to place when I can't be bothered to decide for long. Too bad I don't go to 1U often enough anymore. :)

J said...

to ninashah:
Why not?
1U's ok.... There's a pretty good mix of affordable shops (and a couple of more expensive ones to do window shopping in).
:)

Parking's a nightmare on weekends though....
*sigh*

ninashah said...

Well, the parking's definitely one of the reasons, so I just bypass 1U and head straight to The Curve/Ikano/Cineleisure. ^^

J said...

to ninashah:
Haha.
No need to tell me about it!
I went to meet some friends for shopping/dinner/movie at 1 Utama today and it took me about 40 minutes to find a parking spot!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sorry to hear u r now single n available..but then again, if u ever go out with floggers, u will definitely order more then u can eat!

J said...

to "joe" who is constantly craving:
But if I eat more then I will stay chubby/ get chubbier then I will be in REALLY BIG trouble!
Haha...

Seriously though, have to join you all for dinner again soon.
:)
Been too busy with work (and personal stuff) but it's really been too long already!

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