The heat is on at Hubba Hubba: Chef Izal & his team are fanning the embers of excitement at the city centre's party hub with their new menu of protein-powered, barbecued skewers with stirringly inventive sauces & stomach-pleasingly unlimited sides.
If meat & seafood are your thing, then Hubba Hubba might be your place; the skewer selection includes chunks of beef lightly marinated with garlic, basil, truffle oil & red wine vinegar, lamb with orange, sriracha sauce & parsley, seafood with lemon pepper, thyme & olive oil (RM90 each for those) & chicken with honey, sriracha sauce, soy sauce & calamansi juice (RM60).
What makes the skewers extra-special is the complimentary spread of 12 complementary sauces, carefully created & curated by Hubba Hubba's expert tasters. You'll find an eclectic exhibit of influences from East & West - Nyonya Curry, Miso Butter, Air Asam, Sambal Penyet, Choron, Salsa Verde, Apple Mustard, Mango Serrano, Percik, Paprika, Black Pepper & Yoghurt Mint - each creamy & flavourful (pick your favourite! we love the rich, robust Malaysian-inflected ones), tuned to enhance every skewer, be it the beef or fish, prawns & squid. We'd happily eat the sauces on their own - the hallmark of an honourable sauce.
That's not all - the skewers also come with a free flow of well-prepared sweet potato fries & wedges, warm & fresh-tasting, & mango salsa. Each skewer, served in the evening on weekdays & 12pm-10pm on weekends, is enough for two customers.
The rest of the menu continues to evolve. We're fans of the deep-fried chicken skin, crunchy but not greasy, spicy with chillies & savoury with parmesan. For folks seeking hearty fare, options include tangy Portuguese-inspired rice with prawns, mussels, scallops, tomato & black olives (RM33), eye-catching lamb shank pie braised with rosemary, red wine & carrots (RM34) & very competently executed Hainanese chicken chop with authentic-in-flavour sweet-sour sauce, sweet potato fries & salad (RM24).
Desserts display creative sparks of distinctiveness too - alcohol lovers might want to check out the can't-find-elsewhere Bailey's Cendol (RM15), while Ferrero Rocher devotees may be tantalised by the pastry-wrapped chocolate balls with hazelnuts, served warm (RM15).
Did we drink this much? That's the thing about Hubba Hubba's cocktails - with so many intriguing potions, from ginger martinis to anise liquor shooters, peach margaritas to dragon fruit caipiroskas & blackcurrant brambles, one or two might not be enough & four or five won't seem like too many. Our thanks to Hubba Hubba's team for its warm hospitality on a cold evening.
We're happy to have Hubba Hubba as one of our partner restaurants on the new Eat Drink KL mobile app. App users enjoy a six percent discount off their bill at Hubba Hubba, everyday, all day long. For every transaction made through the app, RM0.20 will be channelled to a charity of the month (the Sentul-based Dignity For Children foundation in March to May 2015).
1, Lorong Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur. Same building as Invito Hotel Suites
The Eat Drink KL mobile app is now available, connecting restaurants & customers to promote a positive spirit of community.
Every restaurant on this app rewards users with a 6 percent discount, instantly & conveniently, everyday, all day long.
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For every transaction, RM0.20 will be channelled to a charity of the month.
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