Saturday 23 May 2020

DuJour ~ The Hub, PJ

Disclaimer: The visit to DuJour was before the MCO was implemented. Kindly check their Facebook page for their opening hours for dine-in or pick-up/delivery options at the end of this post.

The Hub is the newest hub area in Petaling Jaya with a thriving cafe culture and is made of a cluster of modern shoplots and a few blocks of residential units. DuJour is one of the many cafes located in this hub.


Those are actually black-colored cutlery. First cafe I've seen these.

Aesthetically beautiful, DuJour is located at a corner with lots of natural sunlight so photos turn out really well, naturally. The dining space is confined to the ground floor - there's a combination of dining tables & chairs and lower smaller coffee tables & plush seating. At the back of the cafe is a slightly more communal setting of bar stools and a high table. There is a higher floor for larger groups and for small events.

An authentic carbonara was attempted but they ended up with a slightly scrambled egg pasta. Pasta was al dente and had a nice texture. Rendang was fragrant and sweet on its own so with the pasta, it was an okay pairing - not too weird. The moment the pasta plate was placed on the table, I had to snicker at the chunks of visibly overcooked egg. This place is halal so an 100% authentic carbonara would've been impossible but in all honesty, I was expecting a cream based 'American carbonara'.

The Japanese fried rice was a good big portion. That chicken leg is one of the largest I've ever seen - the chicken must've been a big one. The fried rice itself was tasty and had wok hei but I'm not sure which part of it was Japanese with its blue bunga telang tinge and fried egg. Perhaps it was the fried garlic bits ... so it was supposed to be a Japanese garlic fried rice? The chicken leg was well done and pretty moist, the acar was good as well. Again, how is it Japanese?

The hot flat white was nice and balanced. A bit weak but still pretty nice. The iced latte had a sharp bitterness to it, I'm not sure if it's the same beans used for the flat white but it tasted vastly different. Even as the ice melted, the bitterness persisted. It was a fragrant cuppa, just really bitter. I could imagine other people liking it but it's not to my taste.

For a small menu, there were 3 items that we wanted to try that had ran out when we visited at 3pm. I was full that day but not particularly motivated to try other food items and unfortunately, hardly satisfied.
B-G-01 & B-M-01 The Hub SS2,
Jalan Harapan, Seksyen 19,
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens Monday to Thursday 11 am - 8 pm, Friday to Sunday 11 am - 10 pm