Monday, 23 May 2016

Huckleberry After Dark, Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights

Huckleberry Food & Fare is one of Klang Valley's more popular breakfast & brunch spots that is renowned for its artisanal bread and pastries. I've dropped by numerous times for brunch (read about my first visit to Huckleberry HERE) and it frustrate me that Huckleberry doesn't open for dinner until last month, Huckleberry (finally) extended their opening hour past midnight, introducing Huckleberry After Dark.

For parking, fret not as the building next to Huckleberry where Kita Kita is located offers ample parking spaces for patrons, and the rate is RM3 nett after 6pm!
Expect a completely different vibe at Huckleberry After Black, even though Huckleberry After Dark shares the exact same compound as Huckleberry Food & Fare. From 5.30pm onward, Huckleberry transforms from a warm & cozy cafe, into a speakeasy, laid-back pub-restaurant-bar.

Huckleberry After Dark has a completely different , attention-grabbing menu which was crafted meticulously by their After Dark team.
Desserts galore at Huckleberry. However, Huckleberry's breads and pastries are not available at After Dark (any leftover breads of the day are donated to Kechara Soup Kitchen after 5pm).

One of the main attraction at Huckleberry After Dark would be their vast choices of unique, intriguing cocktails.

Handcrafted Cocktail
Charlie's Fix RM31.90
Rum & Maple with coffee.
One of the stronger drink on the menu. A smooth drink with a unique twist and blend of flavours, 
Minion's Juice RM24.90
Homemade Banana Rum, Homemade Pandan Syrup, Coconut Water.
Why Minion? Because. "BANANA!". An exotic cocktail choice that is worth a shot!

Moscow Mule RM22.90
Vodka, Lime, Fresh Ginger and Ginger Beer

Spiked Milkshake
Ever since I had my first alcoholic milkshake in Glasgow, UK, I have been searching high and low for places in Malaysia that serves alcoholic milkshake. Thank you, Huckleberry After Dark for putting an end to my search.
Summertime RM23.90
Gin, Coconut Ice-Cream, Fresh Lime & Mint
Canna Butter Kisses (PB&J) RM23.90
Vodka, Frangelico, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam, Peanut Butter Biscuits.

The spiked milkshakes were definitely something out of the norm, similar to alcoholic ice-cream, with more frills, flavours & punch. A playful drink that I thought was well executed, not too sweet nor too cloying!

Crafted Beer
From Left: 5AM Brew Dog RM29 & PUNK IPA Brewdog RM29 (Scotland)
Mountain Goat, Corona, Heineken, Harviestoun....Just to name some of the crafted beer Huckleberry After Dark offers!

Pitchers/Batched Cocktails
Pimm's Jug RM59.90
Pimm's No.1, Lemon Juice, Homemade Basil & Mint Syrup, Cucumber, Strawberries, Lemonade
A fruity & refreshing cocktail. A pitcher of cocktail can serve up to six or seven pax, perfect for a crowd.

Besides alcohol, what makes a happy customer? That's right, Happy Hour!
Huckleberry's Happy Hour runs from 5.30pm-8pm DAILY. Patrons enjoy 10% off any alcoholic drink and free Onion Rings (as shown in Brewdog photo) during Happy Hour.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages
House Made Fresh Lemonade RM11.90
The Ultimate Slushie RM9.90
Fresh Lychee & Pineapple Juice, with a hint of Vanilla

Salted Caramel *Frill'd up* Milkshake RM15.90

Mind-blowned? Now let's dive in to After Dark's food.
Huckleberry After Dark menu features L.A. inspired street food, which are creatively & playfully named to blend in with the playful, speakeasy bar vibes.

Wholly Guacamole
The House Guac RM13.90
Huckleberry's in-house Nachos served with house-made Guacamole made with avocados, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, green chilies, jalepenos and lime juice. The colour of the House Guac gave away the ingredient with the highest proportion, avocado!

The House Guac gave us a crunchy+creamy start to our dining experience. The creamy guacamole, with a kick of spiciness, complements the house-made crispy nachos so perfectly. Perfect companion for a bottle of craft beer. Do check our their boards for Huckleberry's "Wholly Guacamole Special of the Week"!

Lord of the Wings
K-Pop Frenzy RM19.90 for 6 pieces, RM37.90 for 12 pieces
Korean chicken wings with spicy Gochujang sauce
Ahhhh fried chicken. I could never resists fried chicken. With a sweet and spicy sticky Korean sauce that gives it a punch, be prepared to get your hands messy with this bucket of finger-licking goodness.
Let's Ta-Co 'Bout It
Chuck Norris RM21.90
Beef Barbacoa tacos, served with BBQ Root Beer sauce, pico de gallo, fresh corainder and sour cream
Drop The Bass RM19.90
Battered Sea Bass Taco with house slaw, jalepenos & pico de gallo

Being a fan of beef, I personally preferred the Chuck Norris over Drop The Bass. The savoury BBQ Root Beer sauce to me, was the "hit" of Chuck Norris. Smoky savoury taste with a hint of sweetness yum! The tacos can be shared as an fun, bite-size appetizer, or eaten as a main.
The Bird Waffle RM24.90
House made waffle with Buttermilk-Fried Chicken Thigh, served with house made hot honey sauce.
The waffles were crazily crispy outside, fluffy inside! Pair it with the thick & juicy slab of chicken thigh, and slather with em' sweet honey, and you get a perfect marriage between sweet and savoury. Being a big fan of sweet and savoury combo, this would definitely be ,y favourite dish for the night.

Burgers She Wrote
Beast Mode RM26.90
A meaty burrger emcompass of Beef Patty, Barbacoa Pulled Beef, Duck Bacon, house made BBQ sauce, lettuce and fresh tomato. All burgers are served with Huckleberry's house made Brioche Bun & a side of fries. If you're in the mood for something with chuck loads of meat or you're feeling ravenous, go with the Beast Mode. Juicy, flavourful and best of all, meaty!

A Whole Lotta Dough
Missed Steak RM25.90
Spicy Magherita pizza served with homemade vegan sambal."Authentic LA-Style pizza", what customers who visited LA before claims about Huckleberry's pizza. What makes Huckleberry After Dark's pizza so special? Their sourdough pizza base! The pizza dough was crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside - A fresh respite from the usual crispy thin crust pizza.

The Mad Batter RM19.90
Skillet Chocolate Pudding, Chocolate Fondant, House Made Marshallows, Cookie Crumbs and Butter Cookies
Oh please just order this. Or you'll regret it. No words can describe the choco-gasm I felt when I dug into this masterpiece. Period. Make sure to dig in while it is still warm!

Dining in Huckleberry After Dark felt as if I was dining at a pub overseas. Personal recommendation would be the Cocktails (be adventurous and try something out of the norm!), The Bird Waffle and The Mad Batter (absolute must-order!)

Huckleberry After Dark
2G and 4G Medan Setia 2,
Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesdays - Sundays 5.30pm - 12am

Instagram: @huckleberryafterdark

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