Sunday, May 22, 2016

Huckleberry After Dark, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights

There's an established cafe cum bakery called the Huckleberry Food & Fare that's located at Damansara Heights but by nightfalls, the After Dark menu takes over and the lingers of the evening crowd surfaced for their nightlife activities.
Specifically, the easy to spot cafe that takes the corner spot at the rectangular area is located at Plaza Damansara where it comes to life once 5:30pm reaches. Granted, I had a look at the menu and it had enticingly integrated many alcoholic beverages in it which surprisingly surpasses the food items with it's occupancy. Since it was a Friday evening with no hassle of work in mind for the next day, we took upon ourselves to taste upon the many delectable unique drinks inclusive of the equally unique food dishes.

It didn't take long after settling ourselves down upon the veranda of the cafe having an al-fresco experience for the deluge of food to arrive and bombarding us with the euphoric joy of seeing a very well filled table. Here are some of the food and drinks that had crept into our hands for the merry enjoyment of the fun-filled evening:

It all first came with the light starters which inexplicably could very well be our meal by itself where there's this one called The House Guac:
Served in a boat like filled tray containing both light and dark colored tortilla chips, it very well complements the Guacamole that possess the ingredients of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, green chilies, jalapenos and some lime juice. But perhaps the most that you might taste from this guacamole would be the Avocado. Looking at the green color of the dip, it very well gives away it's most highest content ingredient.

There's also The Bird Waffle which consists of buttermilk-fried chicken thigh sticked together with waffles in between and served with some honey to pour on top.
A nice mouthful of poultry goodness with the right amount of batter on it to be fried and some waffle to go along with it. However, pouring the honey over it would produce a weird taste for me. It may be fine with just the waffle but honey with the fried chicken just didn't work out as well for me.

Some Minion Juice to wash down the parchness of the throat once we're done with the starters.
Though it somewhat contains the elements of alcohol particularly in the bananas, the coconut water and pandan syrup takes the lead in it's taste and the element of alcohol is nowhere to be found at all when drinking.

But perhaps this drink may be the most strong tasting in alcohol when it comes to all the drinks that we tried that night:
Equipped with four floating coffee beans this concoction is far from a coffee flavored cocktail but rather is known as the Charlie's Fix. Consisting of Rum & Maple.

Moving on to the next drink, we have this Spiked Milkshake called "Summertime":
Unlike a heat wave that you experience in the Summertime, this drink is actually refreshing and helps cool down the temperature when you're sipping it. Consists of Gin, Coconut Ice Cream, Fresh lime and Mint.

Moving on to some add on sides would be this K-Pop Frenzy:
Trying to imitate with it's counterpart Korean spiced Chicken wings, be forewarned that this is quite spicy being spread with Gochujang sauce. But it's delicious though the spice is a little higher than I can handle. LOL.

A burger as the mains:
Where this is called "Beast Mode". Served with a side of fries, it contains the unique combo of beef patty, pulled beef and duck bacon. This is my most favorite dish of the night. The beef taste is just right for me.

Moving on to more drinks comes the Canna Butter Kisses (PB & J):
The alcohol that's contain in this Milkshake that pairs with peanut butter would be vodka and frangelico. Unique and tasty.

This is called The Ultimate Slushie:
Nice presentation with the dried pineapple. Contains Fresh Lychee and Pineapple Juice. Detected some hints of vanilla too. Also a very refreshing drink though it may not be as refreshing as the "Summertime" above.

We also took upon the common lemonade drink:
Bear in mind though that their lemonade is house made fresh.

This Salted Caramel Milkshake comes with some Churros in it:
Unique again. Though the Churros may have been submerged in the milkshake, but upon taking out to bite at it, it still maintain it's crispy texture. Not too sweet despite many places who makes Churros way too sweet when it's sprinkled with sugar and served with it's respective sauce, but it's not the case in this place. Nice.

This place sells tacos too and it has 2 different types of tacos:

One contains fish that's been battered and fried while the other wraps around Beef Barbacoa. So choose your meat to go with the tacos. Personally, I think both is just as good but the edge goes to the beef probably due to the fact that I like eating beef more than fish.

And some gingery filled cocktail to keep us moving along called the Moscow Mule:
It really is very high in it's ginger taste. Not only does it contain ginger beer, but it has fresh ginger in it too which spices it up a lot for me.

Huckleberry After Dark's happy hour comes with some snacks whenever you order some alcoholic beverage like these Craft Beers:
It's served with some onion rings as is like the picture above. Be sure to eat those onion rings quick because being round the chilled beer bottles cools it considerable fast.

There's also a pitcher of punch being served to us:
This goes down easy as it's very sweet and you can't really feel the alcohol at all. Called the Pimm's Jug, it contains a lot of refreshing minty ingredients in it.

And finally, we ended it with this dessert:
Literally in a molten pot of chocolate pudding, The Mad Batter uses the butter biscuits as a conduit for you to scoop up the liquid form of chocolate fondant, marshmallows and crushed cookie crumbles. A sensational sweet dessert to end the night well.

Overall, a very fruitful and productive experience that we had encountered at Huckleberry After Dark (opens daily except Mondays from 5:30pm till late) that involves our very senses of taste overloaded with alcohol. LOL.

The full address is:
2G and 4G Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia