For those of us who haven’t been back to Huck’s Cafe in many months, now’s the time to return, since Huck has been cooking up imaginative new creations.

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Cauliflower Soup

Huck traveled this past summer to Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands; his vacation inspired him to come back and make this creamy cauliflower soup topped with dark wholemeal rye bread, a reminder of a similar recipe at a restaurant in Helsingborg.

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Swedish Risoni

Huck brought two bags of risoni home with him from Sweden; he hasn’t been able to find this lighter-than-pasta, rice-shaped macaroni for sale anywhere in KL, so anyone who can help him will gain the gratitude of both Huck and his customers.

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The risoni pairs perfectly with four-hour-roasted duck and a complex mix of smoked turkey ham, goat’s cheese, mushrooms and tomatoes. Lots of flavors on one plate, contrasting clearly with each other but in a surprisingly complementary fashion.

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Jolly Salmon Pie

Other entries in Huck’s 2012 repertoire: a Jolly Salmon pie, complete with fish tail.

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Kinda like a pescetarian version of shepherd’s pie, this features super-succulent chunks of salmon buried with leeks, carrots, celery and onions beneath mashed potatoes, laced with cheese, nutmeg, rosemary, mustard and lemon. Top-notch.

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Yam Puffs

Yam puffs, brilliantly soft and buttery, with pine nuts for extra bite.

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Beef Steaks

‘Rolling In The Drip’; beef steaks wrapped around cheese and mushrooms. Meaty and savory, this might have hardcore carnivores rolling with glee.

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Chicken Mushroom Pie

It’s impossible to decide what to order here: the chicken mushroom pie might sound ordinary, but it’s lovingly crafted in a huge bowl, packed with tender thigh meat, button and oyster mushrooms, chili and kaffir leaves, sealed with lemon butter pastry.

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Durian-chocolate cake and berry ice cream supply the sweet finish to a sterling feast.

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Final Thoughts

Homemade rarely gets better than this.

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Location Details

Huck’s Cafe,

22, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

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