Earlier this year, I chanced upon an article on The Star talking about the underground supper scene in Malaysia. Underground supper, also known as closed door restaurants allow chefs to serve their guests in the comfort of chef’s own homes. Many of these chefs are usually not ready to take on a fully fledge restaurant business but would still like to serve. It also allows chefs to experiment with dishes they otherwise couldn’t with a proper restaurants. Typically, an underground restaurant only serve limited number of patrons per night and they are by invitation. Due to the legal sensitivity, publicity on these establishments is low-key and usually by Facebook or word-of-mouth.
In comes Huck’s Cafe and its namesake owner, Huck Seng. Whilst they are a licensed business these days (I stand corrected), Huck’s Cafe still retains the essence and appeal of an underground supper club. Hidden in an unassuming bungalow in Bangsar, Huck’s serve a cuisine best described as fusion. The landscape around the house were beautiful and the interior had a Balinese vibe to it. Mellow and soothing. Here, time is a luxury you can afford. The table is all yours for the night.
To date, we’ve paid his cafe 2 visits and weren’t disappointed by the food. We took the RM88 surprise menu and both times Huck never fails to surprise. The food lends itself to a home cook style and Huck only uses the freshest ingredients to ensure the best taste. Made with such care and attention, no wonder he has gotten rave reviews from his past patrons.
By the time we are done with our main courses, we were really full. But somehow their desserts would find their way into your stomachs because you can’t afford to miss them.
It says a lot when after our visits to Huck’s, we couldn’t stop reminiscing about their dining experience. Apparently, the whole idea started out when Huck posted photos of his cooking on Facebook. Somebody asked if he was starting a cafe. Despite not being professionally trained, Huck went ahead with the idea. If there was proof that passion and willpower alone could get you far, here’s the proof.
And if you’re a fan of food, then oh boy, you’re in for a treat.