Why the minor let down? Well, I always thought that when an eatery is named “A” by “B”, I assumed A would be a different thing, on its own – a new location, new menu and etc, brought to you by the same people behind B. That is what you would think too, right? That was the case here, I assumed Goa by Hubba meant that Goa was a new restaurant brought to you by the same folks behind Hubba Hubba, but nope. It still is the same Hubba Hubba. Besides a big banner on the glass that says “Goa by Hubba”, several wall arts here and there and a Menu with offering of mainly the Indian variety, everything else is still the same. I was last at the same location two years back and it still looked the same. Hence, the minor let down…
See what I mean? Still the same ol’, same ol’ right?
Okays, moving on …..
The food though, was awesome !
**** For Lunch, the “Sharing Plates” selection is not available. Worry not though, everything else is – “Small Plates” – individual dishes, “Pizzas”, “Sides”. “Sharing Plates” comes in bigger portions, and is available for dinner, from 5 pm onwards.
Butter Chicken, 25 ringgit + Pineapple Cumin Rice, 9 ringgit
Under the “Small Plates” option, I was told that their popular dish and crowd favourite was the Keema and the Butter Chicken, I opted for the latter today. I have tasted the butter chicken at Souled Out and the one served here tasted pretty similar. Hubba Hubba, Souled Out, WIP belong to the same group/company/people and I find that they are generally consistent in their food delivery, same was the case here. The food was good, I literally drank up the whole butter chicken gravy, literally from top to bottom, lol. Loved it. The chicken was tandoori style – the kind that often accompanies a naan? Yup, that is the one, it taste, looked and felt the same. The distinct flavor form the tandoori chicken only added to the butter chickens’ charm overall. The rice is from the “Sides” option and came with 3 choices – Cranberry Rice, Ghee Rice and Pineapple Cumin Rice. The Pineapple Cumin Rice had plenty bits of pineapple scattered everywhere which provided a tinge of sweetness. Overall, a satisfyingly delicious meal. Loved it.
Set A : Caramelised Honey Chicken , 19.90 ringgit
This dish was not from the Indian Menu, it was from their Bento option (refer to the yellow leaflet above) While majority of their menu is Indian, a minor part of it provides other options. (Sorry for the blurry image)
II was amazed with the Bento they served me. For appetizer, I get some fruit salad ( done rojak style) – super delicious yawww and vegetable broth. For main meal, I get Yong Chow Fried Rice with Caramelized Honey Chicken on the side and for the perfect ending, a dessert of Red Ruby & Glutinous Rice with Coconut Milk. All this for 20 ringgit? Total value for money, believe me. I enjoyed each and every dish that came with the Bento. Delicious.
Baingan Pakoras, 16 ringgit
This was basically eggplant fritters. It was crispy, chewy and flavorful. Loved it. Sometimes, with eggplants, the amount of cooking oil it is able to retain is unbelievable. Here however, the fritter were not greasy and oily. It was awesome, loved it.
Would I head here again?
Nope, I do not think so. Don’t get me wrong, the food was great but it is kindda far away from where I am. Got plenty of good Indian restaurants nearby – Flour, Malgudi, Makhan by Kitchen Mafia and etc. ,for the same price and awesome, tasty indian food.
Address: 1, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Everyday, 7 am – 1 am.
Signing out now, CIao.