Last Sunday hubs took his entourage of girls to The Hub @ SS2. It’s our first visit to this lifestyle residence hub at SS2, PJ. Lush verdure lawn, soothing water features and ample parking spaces are some of the plus points of hanging out at this place on your Sunday afternoon. This hub houses a great Italian restaurant, several spanking cafes and eateries, a bar, hot pot restaurant and PJ’s first mini golf arcade.
Our first stop was at DuJour for lunch. DuJour may sound like a French restaurant, but its repertoire ranges from nasi kerabu with ayam percik and ulam, nasi lemak, doing tasty justice to Kelantan traditions (RM23 as a lunch set with iced lemon tea), to terrifically tender-textured salmon quiche (RM9) and decadent chocolate muffins (RM7.50), all baked here, served in an alluring space that brings a bit of the outdoors inside.
Our favorites were the nasi lemak and lasagna. The breakfast set, waffles with tomyam eggs and Four Seasons Omelette were pretty run-of-the-mill. We find the waffles too doughy and not crispy enough to achieve the moreish factor. The nasi lemak was very well executed and has a tick on all the boxes.
Tangy and effervescent passion fruit kombucha for Alycia. Niko Neko matcha for me and black sesame charcoal latte with edible flowers for Sherilyn.
After lunch, we segued a few steps away to Slow Coffee for coffee and cakes. A Sunday lunch will never be complete for the hubs if he doesn’t get to enjoy a cup of coffee ☕️with cakes 🍰
Below: Strawberry lemon cake, earl grey grapefruit cake, taro cake and avocado lime tart – the cream on the cakes is light and the cake texture is light and fluffy, thus the cakes are not cloy and overly sweet. We enjoyed the cakes thoroughly but found the lime tart lacking in flavor.
When the Japanese-inspired ‘fuwa fuwa’ souffle pancakes came, hubs and I thought that they look very familiar. We later found out that Slow Coffee is spearheaded by the folks who run Happy Garden’s Neighbour’s Coffee Bar, which also specialises in these comfortingly warm pancakes. Hubs and I tried the soufflé pancakes at Neighbour’s Coffee Bar recently. The portion was so big that we only managed to eat half the portion. This time we had our 3 piranhas with us and the soufflés were polished off in a jiffy. We both agreed that the soufflés at Slow Coffee taste better — fluffy-as-a-cloud, perfectly airy yet creamy and paired really well with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, strawberries, kiwi and blueberries.
Slow Coffee opened its doors in December 2019. We really enjoyed the cakes and drinks and will be back to try the main course menu which includes Confit Chicken, Mushroom and Omelette, Slow Benedict with pulled BBQ Chicken, Jerked Barramundi, among others.
The surroundings at Hub SS2:
At DuJour, the portion of roast potatoes for three of the dishes that we ordered were so huge that we had to doggy-bag them home for dinner. Sherilyn mashed the roast potatoes with some steamed carrots and pumpkin using a hand blender and seasoned the mash with ground black pepper, cumin and fresh milk. We had this for dinner. Waste not, want not – I never like to waste good food and am glad that we doggy bagged the roast potatoes home and transformed it into a yummy new dish 🙂
B-G-01 & B-M-01, The Hub SS2, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Opens: Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-7pm.
B-G-03, The Hub SS2, 19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya, 46400 Selangor.
Opens: Mon-Sun, 930am-6pm
Tel: 03-7931 9690
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