Havana @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

September 29, 2009

All grown up, Little Havana has dropped the "Little" in its name and now calls itself simply "Havana." The change comes with a refurbishment, making it seem like a stately New Orleans home straight out of HBO's "True Blood."

Even more intriguing is the revamped menu that offers Louisiana-inspired fare.

The Gator on a Stick is a can't-miss. Grilled crocodile meat (obtained from a Sabah farm) with dips of spicy tomatoes and lemon myrtle sauce. Taste-wise, it's like a delicious cross between chicken breast and pork belly.

Crawfish boulettes, a Cajun recipe of breaded crawfish balls. Hot and tangy.

Shrimp and grits, comprising poached shrimp in creole gravy with fried polenta. Scrumptious carbs + thick gravy = total comfort food.

Crab cakes with avocado cream & swamp spinach. Meaty and thrillingly fresh.

Mojito (rum muddled with mint, lime & cane sugar topped with soda) and Bloody Mary (vodka, tomato juice, lime juice, sherry, salt, pepper & celery).

Pineapple Daiquiri (white rum, lime juice, cane sugar, pineapple) and Strawberry Margarita (tequila, triple sec, lime juice, strawberry).

Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Tel: 2142-7170