Tujoh Cafe @ Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya: Comfy Leafy-Courtyard Cafe to Chill
Located along the stretch of traditional kopitiam at Seksyen 17, there stands a modern cafe named Tujoh. With so many cafes in Klang Valley, Tujoh took a very different route with their interior.
Stepping into the cafe, I couldn't help but get attracted to their courtyard-style interior. Although there are a few cafes around town with the same concept, but it is always nice to find new places with such design.
The name "Tujoh" was inspired by the lot number "617", and also the traditional Malay spelling of the number "7".
The paintings in the cafe were drawn by a friend of the owners, and the radios and televisions around the cafes are his personal collections.
We were at the cafe just after lunch crowd, but the place was still pretty crowded. Having said so, I considered ourselves to be really lucky to get the seat at the courtyard (seriously can't help but to love this leafy corner!).
Started off our meal with a bowl of Soft Shell Crab Goma Salad (RM 23). Crispy soft shell crab tossed in goma dressing.
Moroccan Baked Eggs (RM 20). The baked eggs were so flavourful and I enjoyed it a lot, but it was a tad salty towards the end.
Wild Mushrooms & Vegetables Ragout (RM 13). Stewed with varieties of mushrooms and root vegetables, the ragout was creamy and rich. Unless you have a big appetite, it is recommended to share the ragout.
I love the Mentai-glazed Salmon (RM 32) so much that I went back the 2nd time and ordered the same dish. Flaky salmon with crispy skin topped with savoury mentai sauce and chuncky garlic mashed potaotes at the side, what's not to love about this dish?
Creamy Tomyam Fettucine (RM 16). The pasta has very minimal spiciness but the tomyam flavours could be slightly more pronounced.
Italian Cream (RM 12.50). Looking at the layer of cream, I was mentally-preparing myself that the cake is going to be really sweet. It turned out to be otherwise. The cake was moist, and the sweetness was just nice - even for someone without any sweet-tooth.
Banana Caramel (RM 11.50). Moist banana cake generously coated with salted caramel. This is perfect if you have always been a fan of banana cake and caramel. Personally, it was a tad too sweet for me. Still prefer the Italian Cream though.
A nice cuppa Flat White (RM 10) to go with all the yummy food.
Hojicha Latte (RM 12). The toasty flavour and mild bitterness of the hojicha is a good option for non-coffee drinker.
Orange Zinger (RM 12) - one of the healthy cold-press options at Tujoh. Instead of pure orange juice, they have added some ginger to it. The mild aftertaste of the ginger was very soothing.
On top of the comfy ambiance and nice food, the staffs at Tujoh were really friendly and attentive. Despite the crowd when we were there, the cafe did not get too noisy or uncomfortable. I actually saw a few people took their laptop and made that place their workstation of the day. With the portion given, the pricing at Tujoh is considerably-reasonable.
We were told by the owners that they are working on their 1st floor and hopefully it will be opened to public soon. Can't wait!
For any updates on Tujoh, do visit their Facebook.
Address: 617, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11am to 11pm (Monday to Thursday)
11am to 12:30pm (Friday & Saturday)
11am to 10pm (Sunday)