Chop Chop is located on DP road, Aundh. To be precise, same place where Picantos used to be. This place not only serves some amazing woks but also have some delicious dim-sums and skewers to offer. If you are looking for an option in Aundh area to have a quick bite or even to savor a delicious wok with hardly any lead time, this might be your go to place.
FoodProwl team was invited here for a food tasting.
Recommended Dishes: Chicken Yakitori, Thai Green Curry, Malaysian Kari,Cheese & Jalapeno Spring Roll, Prawns Sui Mai, Cottage Cheese and Spincah Dimsums,
Lemongrass and Pink Lemonade: Refreshing drinks. I preferred lemongrass lemonade. It had a subtle taste of lemongrass and perfect sweetness.
Chicken Yakitori: Outstanding appetizer. Damn delicious. Chicken chunks put on skewers, grilled and basted with sweet and sour, soya based yakitori sauce. It was garnished with white sesame seeds. Simply delicious. Soft chicken drizzled with sauce melted in mouth. Amount of sauce was just right. Even a little bit more sourness would have ruined this dish. You must try this when you visit this place.
Sambal Baby Potato: Baby potatoes spiced up with Sambal sauce and grilled. Potatoes were cooked well and had a nice flavor of sambal. Not a bad option for vegetarians.
Cheese & Jalapeno Spring Roll: Cheese mixed with chopped jalapenos rolled in a refined flour wrapper and deep fried till golden brown. Cheesy roll with just a hint of jalapenos. Looked very nice. Spicy sauce served with it accompanied the rolls very well.
Veggie Spring Roll: Slightly spiced up shredded vegetables rolled in spring roll wrapper and deep fried. It was fine. Nothing to complain. But I preferred cheese & Jalapeno roll over this one.
Vietnamese Loaded Fries: I found them bit oily.
Prawns Sui Mai: Very good. Cover of these dim sums was very thin and delicate, just like authentic dim sums. These open-faced dim sums were steamed well and tasted scrumptious. Accompanying sauce complimented these dim sums well.
Chicken Sui Mai: Another open face dim sum. Similar to Prawns sui mai, made out of minced chicken.
Chicken & Basil Dumpling: Nothing to complain about. Nice and thin wrapper with chicken and basil stuffing. It had just a hint of basil and not overpowering basil flavor.
Cottage Cheese and Spinach Dim sums: Cottage cheese in green colored spinach favoured wrapper. It tasted okay.
Exotic Vegetables Dim sums: Dim sum of the afternoon. Dim sum made of minced veggies in a crystal wrapper. Wrapper was so translucent that the stuffing inside was quite visible. Amazing flavor. The taste was so go that it even made us forget prawns sui mai. It was unanimously declared best dim sum of these 6.
Spiced minced Vegetables Dim sums: Nothing to complain about.
The best thing of all 6 dim sums was their wrapper. Very thin and delicate. Thicker coverings, like momos, usually kill the taste.
Thai Green Curry: Superb. Slightly thin but very flavourful green curry served with chicken, vegetables and rice. 1st bite and every one of us loved the taste. Thankfully basil was used in moderate quantities which helped to high light the smoothness of coconut milk. Must try hot pot.
Malaysian Kari: Another lovely hot pot. Slightly spicier than Thai curry, this hot pot was also delicious. More like Kari Ayam, but with lots of vegetables.
Next up were woks. You get to choose your protein, base (1), greens (4), sauce (1) and condiments (2).
Rice in Beijing Sauce: Rice and vegetables tossed in black pepper sauce. Bit spicey and had a lasting effect on taste buds. I felt that toning down black pepper spice little bit will help this wok even better.
Hakka Noodles in Hongkong sauce: Noodles tossed in Kung Pao- 5 spice sauce. I personally loved this wok the best. Perfect spice level and subtle flavors.
Flat rice noodles in Chiang Mai Sauce: This wok had flat noodles in chili, basil and coriander sauce. If you like basil flavor, you should try this sauce. Also, I would recommend to really try these flat rice noodles as a base for your wok. These are not regular thick flat noodles used in Malaysian tossed noodles. This are quite thin and slightly slimy, but would be a very tempting base.
Service: This is a fast service restaurant. Appetizers are served from kitchen. Woks are made in front of you. You choose your base, protein, veggies and sauce and everything will be prepared in front of you on live counter. Lead time is very less. So, if you are famished, you will not have to wait much once you have placed your order.
Ambiance: As the name suggests, it is Wok to Go restaurant. But they also have tables for you to savor your woks there itself. Cutlery, paper napkins, chopsticks are put on the table already, so that you can start eating right way once your tray arrives at your table. Clean and well-lit area as one entire wall of this restaurant is of glass.
Value for Money: Absolutely. It is not at all heavy on your pockets.