Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Huck's Cafe @ Bangsar

Back to Huck's for a magical meal that lasted nearly four hours.
Earlier entry on Huck's @ Bangsar: July 5. Huck's @ PJ: Nov. 24, 2010.

Kicking off with little bundles of joy, like birthday gifts to unwrap gleefully.

Tenggiri in otak-otak sauce. Firm, fresh and fleshy fish, well complemented by the Nyonya-influenced, herb-&-spice-laden gravy, together with what seemed like edible "daun kadok." Huck can tone down the fieriness (but not the flavor!) for those of us who are terrified of too much chili.

Spinach cannelloni. A commendable Italian-inspired effort, alluringly presented. Aromatic and addictive, though the portion might be too much for small eaters, since this is richly cheesy. But this dinner proves that even though Huck's chicken dishes are his strength, it's possible to have a fulfilling evening here that's meat-free.

Durian mud pie for dessert. Available only during certain weeks of the durian season, but it's a total triumph. Creamy but not cloying, sweet without being too stinky, enhanced by a nice nuttiness that illustrates Huck's culinary creativity.

Also worthwhile: chocolate mud pie, which ice cream & cookie lovers will adore.

Huck's signature basil seed soda, with fresh mint & pandan leaves.

Equally refreshing: a zesty beverage of lime & sour plum.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, suitable for both seafood and cheese.

OK, there wasn't that much food, but time flies here, since we're always having fun.

Huck's Cafe,
22, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
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22 comments:

  1. Glad u liked Huck's mudpies :D

    Will aim for d spinach cannelloni on my next visit...looks n sounds delish! :D

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  2. ulric: yep, yummier than TGIF's mudpies! :D heheh, you have to try the cannelloni, while i have to try the roast chicken! then we compare notes =)

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  3. iwannago... Urgh.. Here & Erawan is still out of my reach..

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  4. tng: we can go sometime! there are still a lot of items on huck's menu that i haven't tried yet :D

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  5. Yep...the mudpies are OMG delicious and I love Huck's combo of sweet and sour drinks too :D

    Got it...compare notes with d cannelloni and maybe the apples cordon bleu :D

    Glad u spent a longer time there to enjoy d food :)

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  6. Everything seems to look yummy! Btw..the choc mud pie really caught my attention!! ^^

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  7. Michelle: beautiful-looking cakes, rite. with lots of good ingredients...
    Ulric: oooh, I haven't had the apples cordon bleu yet. Actually I think my only request would be for huck to introduce more dishes that feature lamb, fish, etc, cos most of the dishes here are chicken dishes, heh :D
    Melissa: yep, I think desserts were the highlight of this meal! Hmmmm I wonder if it's easy to make mud pie at home... =)

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  8. Hmm...since you pop up this question, therefore I browsed for one.

    http://recipes.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Chocolate_Mud_Pie_Recipe

    Looks simple...Anyway..I think I preferred to eat rather than make =p

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  9. Melissa: yeah, you're right, I guess the expert bakers would find the recipe quite straightforward. But I'd prefer to be waiting at the table instead of standing by the oven too :D

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  10. Forgot to ask...was d tenggiri in otak-otak sauce d appetiser or a separate order?

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  11. Ulric: sort of a separate order ... I usually customize our orders, so we don't strictly stick to the soup-main course-dessert format...

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  12. hey ! did you get my comment?! I don't see it!

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  13. I'm not terrified of too much chili! I need the otakotak!!

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  14. But u only had 1 appetizer + 2 mains there... how did that last 4 hours?! :P

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  15. ciki: the comment on the previous entry of huck's cafe? it's still there! =) but for this one, heheh, i guess you can ask huck to increase the chili in the otak-otak for you! :D
    pureglutton: oooh, huck usually only starts serving the food at 7.30pm, but we arrived at 6.30, so we spent an hour chatting before eating. when we finished our food, it was only 9.30pm, but we spent another hour drinking and eating after that :D

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  16. Daun Kadok is edible ;)

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  17. unka: heheh, i'm hopeless at recognizing and understanding leaves :D

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  18. ok, so they are selling wines now?

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  19. eiling: yeps, a limited selection by the bottle, mostly in the budget range, up to RM100 =)

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  20. i really really love your blog......<3
    thanks for sharing...

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  21. yinelbabe: thanks very much for your kind comment. i appreciate it very much :D

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