Huck's Cafe @ Bangsar

July 5, 2011

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.