Huck's Cafe @ Bangsar revised 2

September 9, 2011

Back to Huck's for mainly Mediterranean meals.
Earlier entries on Huck's @ Bangsar: July 5 & July 19. Huck's @ PJ: Nov. 24, 2010.

Perfectly prepared appetizers: luscious portobello mushrooms, topped with spinach, cheese & a creamy, sweetly tangy pomodoro sauce made with tomatoes, carrots & basil leaves. Excellent enough to totally fit in at any of KL's best Italian restaurants.

Basil pesto salad. A hearty, healthy concoction, creatively topped with mango strips, oranges & pomegranates for a zesty zing.

Huck's take on seafood paella is a pleasure, brimming in a black pan with flavorsome rice and fresh prawns, mussels & squid. We believe he uses turmeric instead of saffron for the rice, so this isn't the purist's Spanish paella, but it's still sumptuous.

A mouthwatering masterwork: Moroccan whole roast chicken, marinated with cumin, coriander, fennel & various spices, stuffed with couscous & surrounded by shredded sweet potatoes, almonds, cashews & cranberries.

Beautifully juicy meat (even the breast section), blanketed in amazing aromas, thanks to a wealth of ingredients poured into this single recipe. Beware: the portion is humongous, so make sure there are at least four people at the table to finish this.

OK, this one isn't strictly Mediterranean, but it's a remarkable representation of Huck's penchant for kitchen experimentation. Dubbed "Ocean Deep," it's seafood spaghetti like no other, with a rich, intensely scented topping of dried shrimp sambal, belacan, bunga kantan (torch ginger buds), santan & kaffir lime leaves.

Heading north of the Mediterranean to the U.K.: Guinness steak pie, done just right, from the golden, buttery pastry to the thick stew of tender beef. Ideal for rainy nights.

Moist, crumbly ginger-&-apple pie, fresh from the oven, accompanied by vanilla ice cream for a lovely blend of hot & cold sensations.

Melt4U: dark chocolate lava cake, with a bittersweet edge.

Henry Martin Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot.

U.S. Wild Vines blackberry-flavored Merlot.

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