Eat Drink KL: Havana @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Friday, February 19, 2010

Havana @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Click here for earlier entry on Havana (Sept. 29, 2009).

Havana has expanded its menu even further since last September, with more specialties from New Orleans that aren't easily available elsewhere in KL.

Po-Boy (baguette dressed with Creole mustard, lettuce & tomatoes, stuffed with catfish & served with fries). Way better than Bubba Gump's version; this seemed authentic, with a succulent catfish fillet in a super-tasty sandwich.

Fried eggplant, marinated in Cajun spices, coated in cornmeal & served with aioli. Absolutely addictive; crisp on the outside, piping-hot inside.

Crab Rockefeller (Eastern Seaboard crab, seasoned & baked). Not a bad dip at all; the crab tasted meaty and fairly fresh.

Gumbo (chicken & andouille sausage stewed in okra broth with rice). A spicy, flavourful recipe, but would be better if they served more stew to help smother the rice.

Jambalaya (tomato rice & andouille sausage with chicken & seafood). The least impressive item that evening; a bland, boring concoction that tasted like local tomato fried rice.

Beignets (fried pastry covered with snow sugar). Simple but scrumptious. Not fluffy enough to qualify as a light dessert, but more of a carb-lover's dream come true.

Bourbon & Pecan Pie. Terrific stuff; a nutty, fresh-tasting warm pie.

Banana Foster Bread Pudding, made with rum, cinnamon & cream. We went bananas over this, gobbling up every sweet, comfort foodish mouthful.

Changkat Bukit Bintang.


  1. Guinness? *gasp* Surely you don't drink Guinness!

  2. WAhh.. the desserts looks delish!!
    And the food is quite exciting, exp for someone like me who is easily bored.
    I dont think I hv eaten any of the above.. umm..except for the tomato fried rice? ;p

  3. lemongrass: i HAVE drunk guinness! but u're right, on this evening, that beer wasn't mine =)
    tng: yeah, taste-wise, it's similar enough to regular "western" food, but there are still enough differences to make it worth trying. except for the tomato fried rice :D

  4. I heard the food is so -so. did you had the alligator meat?

  5. eiling: yeah, there are a few misses, but i think the hits outnumber them =) yep, ordered the alligator "satay" back in september; not bad, definitely worth trying at least once

  6. tarts n pies: yep, very casual and breezy :D