A Malaysian Blog about Food, Family and Friends – by Lyrical Lemongrass
Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.
Which is precisely what I intend to do. Because, like it or not, there are days when everything seems to go wrong.
When work pushes you beyond frustration, and all you want to do is look heavenward and ask, “Why me?”
But all things happen for a reason. For now, let me eat chocolate.
I first chanced upon Schokolart when I was walking around the shops at Soho KL (checking out Tenji and a couple of other places) with Boolicious and Unkaleong. It wasn’t officially open then, but I was attracted to the quirkiness of the decor (predominantly polka dots in various shades of blue, white and black) and resolved to visit later. After all, as often as I say chocolate’s not my thing, I still find myself gravitating to it occasionally. A case of multiple personalities perhaps.
I eventually found the perfect occasion when my friend, Gard, visited from Norway. After a pleasant lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, we hopped over to Schokolart for desserts. Had I known that they served more than desserts at Schokolart (like the unique chocolate chicken satay which comes highly recommended), I’d have skipped lunch at the other eatery. Anyhow, we got ourselves a few drinks including the signature Temptation, an oblong cup filled with thick, rich hot chocolate (62%) with a piece of cinnamon marshmallow. I thought it was very good. The Bull’s Eye was a shot glass filled with white and brown Cacao liqueur. Very sweet with a hint of alcohol that breezed down the throat. The Choc-Cheez cake didn’t impress as I found it a bit too dry. The highlight was, of course, the itty bits of chocolates in pretty names like Wasabi Raspberry and Sweet Spice. The designs are appealing; the dainty pieces are generally decorated with motifs that reflect the ingredients. Gard found some of these chocolates lacking in intensity of flavour, for example, he’d have preferred a stronger supplementary taste instead of allowing the flavour of the chocolate to dominate completely. I get what he means, but again, it is a matter of personal taste. I love white chocolate, and so enjoyed the Mango Passionfruit chocolate very much.
The bill came up to approximately RM94 for two people – not cheap at all. A better bet would be to go for their hi-tea (3-5pm on weekends) priced at RM35+ per person, or the Chocs-To-Die-For Soiree (every first Saturday of the month – next one on 7 March 2009) from 9pm to 12 midnight priced at 78+/98+ (with dinner) which includes free flow of 48 different concoctions of chocolate cocktails. Wow, I’m getting dizzy already!
Espresso Double Shot RM10.00
The Temptation (Hot chocolate) RM12.00
Bull’s Eye RM18.00
Chocolates 100grams (9 pieces) (dine-in) RM36.00
(service tax applies)
Schokolart (website HERE) (located opposite Tenji)
Block K-01-05, Soho KL @ Solaris Mont Kiara
2 Jalan Solaris
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Food, for me, is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
Food, for me, represents the love of family, the fellowship of friends, and the community and communality it brings.