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  • Huck's Cafe @ Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar


    Introduction:

    Six months off and now I am back! And so, I have like 100 or more restaurants to review. Here's one of the hundreds to clear from the back log. Missing those times hanging out with my ex colleagues. Good food, drinks and laughters is all we shared. Here we go- The gathering at Huck's Cafe- a restaurant that serves exclusive home dining menu.

    Ambiance:

    Simple and neat table arrangements with a touch of Balinese cum Thai feel. A cozy place to dine in provided there are no other big groups around else it's definitely not a good suggestion to dine in- it would be too noisy and noisy is definitely not my classification of cozy! Do check with them before making your reservations,else you would be rather dissapointed.


    Huck's Cafe @ Jalan Abdullah Off Jalan Bangsar

    Food:

    Good it was!  And you would have to make reservation in advance. Menu is available on the Facebook fanpage. The reservation part was such a pain taking one or two days to confirm, but the munching part took only an hour or two!


    Upon settling down, we were greeted with basil seed mint soda and then the appetizer-Crackers topped with serewek acar. Nothing fascinating yet a good start to the chatting session.

       

    And you would get to choose from two types of soup, either the Pumpkin Soup or Asparagus Soup. Both smooth, creamy and silky textured soup, tasted just nice.

       
       

    Lamb Rack Spagethi
    Baked Chicken Paella
    Seafood Risotto served with New Zealand Mussels, Prawns & Squids
    Lamb Shank with Garlic Mashed Potato

    The dessert counter's main draw was the Chocolate Brownies,the Red Dream and Creme Brulee.
     
       

    Hot Chocolate Brownies served with vanilla ice cream. Not too sweet, indeed it's just nice after a fullfulling dinner.

    The Red Dream- served with fresh strawberry puree with lemony taste. Sourly sweet and bud teasing. Refreshing!


    And the winner goes to............ the classic creme brulee! The smooth and creamy custard contrast nicely with the chrunchy sugar topping.


     
    Wrap up:

    I am doing a short wrap up on the overall dining experience here. Food was on par, service was okay. Ambiance - considered cozy and lovely without a big noisy group dining in together in the same hall- especially the drunk aunties who were extremely noisy and tipsy! Would suggest them to do something on the reservation process. Else, all was good.


    Address:

    Huck's Cafe
    22, Jalan Abdullah,
    Off Jalan Bangsar,
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Website:

    Huck's Cafe


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Huck's Cafe


  • Rama V @ Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:

    Some food to tease your taste bud today? Let's do Thai! Thai cuisine is one of the tastiest cuisine that should picque the senses of most foodies. But...where to dine? Rama V- I say!
    Rama V, is one of the  well known Thai restaurants firmly located in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City since 1995.


    Ambiance

    Despite being located in the city, once inside, diners will be whisked to a serene garden with a pool of lotus blossom, away from the hustle bustle city noise. Indoors or outdoors, Rama V provides a relaxed dining atmosphere. The neat and pleasingly table settings creates an ideal environment for wining and dining. Other than these, there are private dining rooms too.


    Food:

    The restaurant serves a creative and flavoursome menu of traditional as well as authentic Thai cuisine. Visited the Rama V for their:

    Weekend Ala Carte Buffet at only MYR 68.90 ++ with free flow of selected beer, house wines, chilled juices and soft drinks!


       

    Mieng Kam

    A traditional Thais street appetizer/ snack that I personally find it interesting. Betel leaves wrapped with-ginger, peanuts, onions, lime, chilli padi, roasted shreded coconut, and dried shrimp and sauce. An interestingly explosive start.

    Chor Lada

    Flower shaped dumlings stuffed with flavourful minced chicken and peanuts.

       

    Poe Tak

    Spicy clear seafood soup flavored with Thai herbs

    Tom Yam Pla Chon

    Spicy King fish soup flavored with lemongrass.

       

    Sam Sao

    Fried fish wish special chilli sauce. Fresh and tasty!


    Gaeng Ped Pol Linchee


    Roasted duck prepared with red curry and lychee. An interesting combination indeed!


       

    Pad Kana Kung Krob Reu Kana Pla Kem- Stir fried kai lam with shrimps.

    Pai Nor Mai Farang-Stir fried asparagus with garlic.


            

    Ending the dining session with assorted Thai dessert and of course some wine and beer. Blissful!


    Wrap up:

    Over the years, the restaurant has been recognised with a number of awards namingly rated as one of the best restaurant by Malaysia Tatler's Magazine as well as being listed as one of the Top Food 40 status by Time Out Kuala Lumpur. No doubt, it's a restaurant that offers distinctive Thai cuisine and also a spot to eat, drink, relax and enjoy!


    Address:

    Rama V
    5 jalan U-Thant 
    55000 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603-2143-2663

    Website: http://www.ramav.com.my/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Rama V @ Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur

  • Samplings on The Fourteenth @ Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:

    Samplings on the Fourteenth is actually the training restaurant for students of Berjaya Hospitality University. The restaurant  is located on the 14th floor of Berjaya Times Square Hotel.


    Ambiance:

    A very pleasant restaurant with the interior space split up into intimate, private enclaves. Enjoy every bite and sip with fulfillment while admiring the breathtaking views of the magnificient city of Kuala Lumpur as well as a group of 3 singers playing classic musical instruments.


    The open kitchen enable diners to have a good view of how their food is prepared too.

     

                 Samplings on The Fourteenth @ Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur


    Food & Beverages:

    The restaurant serves best western classic fine dining cuisine that suits one's discerning palates. The restaurant offers cocktails and a selection of vintage wines too.

    FHA 2012 Award Winning Neptune's Catch @ MYR 125++ per set

    Set comes with:
    Appetizer- Smoked Duck
    Main Dish-Red Grouper Confit
    Dessert-Duo of Citrus

    Others:
    Spicy grilled prawns- complementary
    Grilled lamb rack


       

    Appetizer- Smoked Duck
    Served with poached egg, arugola salad, pear and olive dressing. Smoked duck tasted good- rich, fatty, tender and juicy- Impressive!


    Main Dish- Red Grouper Confit
    The award winning dish. What can I say?- It's marvelous! Red grouper confit served with parcini mushroom risotto, baby greens, Asian tomato compote and little neck clam juice.

     

    Dessert
    Special dessert by Sampling on the Fourteenth ( not as listed in the menu). A special upgrade for the birthday gal perhaps?

    Spicy grilled prawns, complementary by the restaurant. Fresh and succulent!

     

    Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb oven roasted and served with Cous Cous, Young Vegetables and Whole Grain Mustard Jus. Elegantly grilled! Delicious!

    Oh Wow!! There is a birthday cake! Okay...that's for me! Happy Birthday to me!


    Wrap Up:

    Stylish setting with professional service. Both food and wine selection are very impressive. Dining here is a good way to support the country's future F&B Leaders. Thumbs up for those who prepared my food that night. It's an excellent experience!


    Address:

    Samplings on The Fourteenth
    14th Floor, East,
    Berjaya Times Square,
    55100 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

    Tel: +603-2687 7112 and +603 2117 8131


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Samplings on The Fourteenth @ Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur


  • Tamarind Springs by Samadhi @ Taman Tunku Abdul Razak, Ampang, Selangor


    Introduction:

    Tamarind Spring by Samadhi Group, a restaurant prized for Food Awards in 2009,2010 & 2011 by Time Out KL.Located about 20 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur City, you enter to this sanctuary. A shaded pathways lit by candles that leads to the open air, wooden, double story restaurant.


    Ambiance:

    Being nestled within the Ampang's natural forest reserve, the double story wooden restaurant is perfectly cozy. And the rustic wooden furnishings and Asian accessories create a welcoming atmosphere.


     
                                Tamarind Springs @ Taman T.A.R Ampang, Selangor


    Food & Beverages:

    The restaurant serves fine contemporary Indochine cuisine as well as Western Food and a variety of alcohol and beverages.

    Below:
    Christmas Day Menu 2011 @ RM 210 nett per person comes with Welcome Cocktail, Soup, Christmas Platter, Main Course and Dessert



    Soup
    Cream of seabass with sweet and sour pineapple and tomato

    Christmas Platter
    Deep fried shrimp spring roll
    BBQ Turkey topped with Thai "Tom Kah" reduction
    Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab served with mixed fruit salad


    Main course:
    Steamed river lobster topped with green curry and mushrooms
    BBQ Chicken served with cinnamon sauce, asparagus, baby corn and capsicum salad
    Steamed cod fish topped with brocolli vinigrette (picture below)




    Side order: Lamb Cutlet with yoghurt @ RM 43.00



    Dessert
    Soya pudding with assorted fresh fruits


    Wrap up:

    A sensory experience for it's food, a satisfying service from the waiters and a relaxing feel for it's perfect environment. Thumbs up! It's definitely a great retreat and worth a visit!


    RATING: 8/10


    ADDRESS:

    Tamarind Springs
    Jalan 1 Taman T.A.R,
    68000 Ampang,
    Selangor
    Tel: +603 4256 9300



    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Tamarind Springs @ Taman Tunku Abdul Razak, Ampang, Selangor

  • T Forty Two (Bistro) @ Bangsar Village II

    Spotted T Forty Two while I was at Bangsar Village-Looks good and what's next? Yes, it's new (in Bangsar Village II) and YES, it's another outlet by the BIG Group.

    T Forty Two serves classical French cuisine and a wide range of gourmet teas. Also, T Forty Two serves selection of tempting cakes, variety of salads, quiches and other hot dishes too.

    My first visit was for lunch with my colleague. And then, another tea session with my bestie on Sunday.


    T Forty Two (Bistro) @ Bangsar Village II
    Charmingly designed bistro with whimsical decorations that creates and outstanding ambiance to dine in. Delightfully relaxing environment, am loving it!

                     

    My pot of Sen Cha- classic Japanese green tea, smooth with delicate aroma

    Jessie's cup of cappuccino



    Grilled garlic prawn& vegatable salad @ RM 28.90
    Prepared with zuchinni, carrots, chickpeas and frissee lettuce, served with green chilli and herb dressing- fresh & appetizing!

    Pan roasted fish of the day @ RM 45.90
    Served with clams, scallop, calimari in tomato and garlic sauce. Fresh roasted fish and juicy seafood- pretty satisfying!

    And then a tea session with my bestie- High T for two set - stated in menu, only available from 3-6 pm.

    Tea session on a blissful Sunday!


    A cappuccino for her and a latte for me!


    High T for two set @ RM 49.90

    High T for two set comes with two drinks (select from menu), salmon and sandwiches, scones, cakes (select from menu), macarons and chocolate truffles.

    There are two outlets, the first outlet is at Empire Subang Gallery which is a cafe. The other new outlet in Bangsar Village II is a bistro.

    Enjoyed dining at T Forty Two! It's an excellent place for get-togethers with friends and family


    Rating: 7.5/10


    Address:

    Empire Shopping Gallery (cafe)
    Empire Shopping Gallery
    UG10-UG11
    Jalan SS16/11,
    47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
    Tel:+ 6 03 5632 8266

    Opening Hours:
    11:00am- 10:00pm daily

    Bangsar Village II (Bistro)
    Bangsar Village II
    1F-28 & 1F-K2 First Floor,
    No. 1 Jalan Telawi Satu
    Bangsar Baru,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel:+ 6 03 2287 6566

    Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co/

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- T Forty Two,Bangsar Village II