Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Huck's Cafe @ Bangsar

Huck moved his popular cafe this month, leaving Petaling Jaya for Bangsar. We're ecstatic, since it's much closer and more convenient for us here!
Earlier entry on Huck's @ PJ: November 24, 2010.

Huck's secret weapon at his captivating new venue: a "Secret Garden," where customers can sup outdoors and surrender slowly to the night's calm embrace.

Ceiling fans swirl overhead to ensure that everybody stays cool. Expect a few insects to pop by, but that adds to the allure of the ambiance.

For air-conditioned comfort, reserve a table inside. This bungalow is more spacious than Huck's former location, with thoughtfully furnished rooms, including one with tatami-like seating.

We can't decide what's our favorite aspect of Huck's: the charming host, his beautiful home or his creative cooking that feels like a genuine labor of love.

Sarawak acar on crunchy keropok, the most addictive appetizer ever.

Two soups: pumpkin & mushroom. Both boasted a homemade touch, with natural flavors and a comforting creaminess, thanks to plenty of pumpkin & mushrooms.

Minced chicken, tinged with turmeric & kaffir lime leaves and stuffed in super-tender squid. As intensely aromatic as anything that we'd encounter at KL's best Balinese or Thai restaurants.

Chicken breast with banana filling (!), wrapped with smoked turkey bacon & served with corn & refreshing mint leaves. Huck calls this "Sweetcorn Maryland;" the mix of savory and sugary sensations turned out to be a real pleasure. It helped that everything was well-prepared, from the tender breast cooked with white wine to the soft but not mushy banana.

French Merlot. Huck's has a fair selection of wine priced between RM80-100.

Huck's Cafe,
22, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Maarof,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Closed Mondays.
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  1. Ahhhh...Huck's Cafe...plan to revisit him again at his new place...'Sweetcorn Maryland' and 'Corden Blue Apples' are future targets... :)

    I tot u wanted to try d Huck's Lemon Chicken. What happened?...

  2. ulric: heh, we changed our orders at the last possible minute, cos we had to leave a bit earlier than expected. but the sweetcorn maryland is already really filling! i'm now terrified at the thought of over-ordering here :D

  3. Haha...ic...need to take ur time and enjoy Huck's food :)

    Is this why there's no desert here?...hehe...

  4. ulric: yeps, unfortunately we had to cabut before 9.30pm! so no dessert for us that night. we were the first to arrive (at 6.30pm) and also the first to leave (everyone else was still enjoying their main courses)! :D

  5. Oh my!
    Perfect! I could never get to try it at his old place. Gonna go his FB to chk this out. Wonder if it's stil order in advance,only set meals at RMXX etc kinda of establishment.
    i totally disliked his concept of RM88++ each pax thingy

  6. Hmm can't find it on FB.. no contact fr this outlet Sean?

  7. tng: oh ya, you still need to make reservations and order all your food in advance, since huck only prepares exactly the amount of food each day for all the confirmed guests. but i think you can actually customize your orders, so it might not be exactly RM88++ (and each person can probably order different items). here's the fb link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hucks-Cafe/122362777810506 ... his number is on the info page =)

  8. Ooooo...so convenient for me!! :)

    Ambiance looks lovely. Didn't even get to try the food when he was in PJ...

  9. bangsar-babe: yep, i suspect we'll all end up bumping into each other at this new location sooner or later, heheh. though the house is really spacious, so there's enough privacy for everyone =)

  10. A pity...Huck's deserts are awesome...we had the Durian and Choc Mudpies, and the Classic Cream Brulee on our previous visit...lovely... :P

  11. Yes, much better proximity wise to me too! This location fixes the parking problems at the former premises too then?

  12. ooh i didn't know he moved. Looks like a nice and cosy place.

  13. ooo! great find sean.. when WE going :P

  14. Oh... It's nearer to my office now (yay!) although I've not been to the one in PJ. Hehe.

    The Sweetcorn Maryland seems interesting!

  15. Wow his new bungalow looks amazing (well the old one did too). Am liking the Sarawak acar thing..!

  16. Gosh from PJ to Bangsar and I still haven't had the chance to try it out yet! The new place certainly looks very nice! And I like the Secret Garden concept! So cozy and comfortable.. and food certainly looks delicious too :)

  17. ulric: ahhh, i've only tried his creme brulee and apple ferrero rocher muffins ... ya, his desserts are a sweet and satisfying finish to any meal! durian & choc mudpies sound interesting, i didn't realize that was available, heheh :D
    min: yeps, there's now parking within the compound of the bungalow now! it should be sufficient unless there's a very large crowd that evening ... but the road in front of the house is quite wide and can easily accommodate side parking too :D
    eiling: join the facebook page for updates! the full menu is also available there (with lots of tempting photographs of huck's food) =)
    ciki: heheh, WE have to plan in advance and make reservations and place our order! this should be a terrific place for future group gatherings too :D

  18. chong: heh, it seems like most of us are pleased that huck has moved! i sure am. it would take me one hour to get to his PJ outlet after work, whereas this bangsar location is reachable within half an hour :D
    hungry female: yeah, at first glance, i felt this new venue was a bit too sparsely decorated compared to huck's old place. but it makes up for that by being more roomy. every group of diners can feel like they're in their own private space now =)
    iamthewitch: heheh, keep this place in mind if you're celebrating any event in the future! it'd be a nice for a colleague's farewell dinner, a family birthday celebration, that kinda thing :D

  19. The combination of chicken + banana really make me O.O!!

  20. choi yen: oh yeah, a creative combo! but it really works. and it goes nicely with the sweet corn too :D

  21. ok time to make a plan to go there one of these days

  22. ky: make it an occasion when you don't mind spending at least two or three hours just eating and relaxing here :D