Chop Chop Resto is a family-styled restaurant at Jl. Ratu Kemuning, West Jakarta. Their menu choices includes classic Chinese to Western fushion menus.
It was a very lightly decorated (nothing too fancy) and a mid-sized shop. However, its simplicity just brings out the cozy family-style feel into it.
Bakmi Chop Chop – IDR25,000++
An amazing looking Bakmi (Chinese Noodles) for only IDR25,000! They sur eput a LOT of toppings inside! It was a bit dry for me, but even so, it’s still very savory!
Nasi Goreng Bacon – IDR38,000++
When it came out, it was so fragrant and colorful, I can’t wait for everyone to finish taking pictures and try the fried rice! It was very scrumptious – generous bits of (beef) bacon and right amount of vegetables. The rice wasn’t too hard or too wet, just perfect!
Ifumie Seafood – IDR37,000++
I initially thought that this was Capcay (‘Mixed Vegetables’), turned out it was Ifumie! Ifumie is a chinese dish where dried noodles are topped with a mixture of vegetables, chicken, or seafood in thick gravy.
I love there ifumie! It was very savory and they got a lot of vegetables on top! The noodles are not too thin or thick, and its not too dry and hard, so you still get this ‘Chinese al dente-style noodle’ after being mixed together. One of my favorite dish!
Lo mie Hokkien Seafood – IDR37,000++
This is my favorite! Lo Mie is another variety of Chinese noodles. The egg noodles are thicker and soaked in water to give more texture. The flavors are perfectly blended together! What’s more, they use sesame oil which gives a pop of color in both flavor and smell! An absolutely must try dish!
Mie Udang Singapore – IDR41,000++
This dish really reminds me of Malaysian Penang noodles. The short ribs wasn’t bad, it was soft and flavorful. The soup was lighter especially compared to the other noodle dishes. It’s nice but it’s not particularly spectacular. I thought it was a bit too sweet and I expected a little more acidity into the dish.
Fettucini Carbonara Bacon – IDR38,000++
Looks beautiful, isn’t it? Sadly, this was the dish that I would ranked at the bottom of the pile. The Carbonara sauce was not enough to cover the pasta. Even if it did, it was too sweet and not ‘cheesy’ enough. A dish that needs a few improvements here and there.
Sirloin Steak – IDR85,000++
I didn’t expect that they could produce such beautiful and flavorful steaks! Even though it wasn’t cooked to my liking (more medium-rare than medium-well), the flavors are very nice. I am no steak expert, but I thought that it could really compare to local steak houses in Jakarta.
Overall I thought that Chop Chop Restaurant serves a really nice family-style food in a family-styled restaurant. To be honest, my initial prejudice cause me to lower my expectations about their food, but it turned out to be waaayy better than that! Most of their food was quite delicious, served in abundant portion and a very low price in my opinion. Definitely a nice alternative for having a quick family gathering!