Chop Chop Club Delivers Noodle Soups to Your Door

Try the Taiwanese beef, Thai chicken, and vegan curry laksa

Thanks to Chop Chop Club, you can now get restaurant-quality Asian-inspired soups delivered frozen to your doorstep. Designed to be very user-friendly, all these soups require from you is eight ounces of water and a pot. Simmer for five minutes and you have a fresh noodle soup to enjoy while you work from home.

Courtesy of Chop Chop Club

“We started Chop Chop on the day we went shelter-in-place – to be part of keeping Austin resilient,” co-founder Eugene Lin said. With him on the team is co-founder Steve Har, and Hailey Zhou. Their Instagram is a reflection of the group’s joie de vivre, with a blend of street scenes from Asia, stills from the group’s favorite movies, and R&D pictures of oxtail and pigs’ feet.

The menu is small, but has every noodle-soup you need – Taiwanese beef, Thai chicken, and vegan curry laksa. They also feature the Special Super – the most recent offering was a brisket noodle soup featuring smoked goodness from la Barbecue. But incorporating brisket from around town isn’t the only way that Chop Chop supports local: They’ve featured pickles from The Pickle House, use seasonal produce from local farms, and during the month of April all proceeds went to help employees of Blue Owl Brewing (local craft brewery that specializes in sour brews), who they’ve collaborated with on multiple occasions. “The ethos of street food revolves heavily around community,” Lin said. “We want to make sure we’re able to provide a communal sort of experiment even if we don’t have a physical restaurant.”

They’re shifting the order process from Instagram to an almost rolled out subscription-based program The first subscription shipment will be in mid-July, so check the website to get yours before it sells out. (They are currently taking their last orders on Instagram for mid-June, but are nearly sold out.) Chop Chop currently delivers from the Domain to ABIA.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on what’s next. As Lin foreshadowed, “When it comes to the grocery store and supermarket, Asian food is plentiful but too often misrepresented – stuck in some 1990s view of Asian-ness. We see our role in helping change that.”

[Editor’s note: We corrected owner Eugene’s Lin’s name, and regret the error.]

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