18 Venues for Chocolate Temptations in KL and Selangor

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July 15, 2015
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1. Chocolate Concierge in Bangsar Shopping Centre

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Passionate about chocolate? So are the people behind Chocolate Concierge, a new Malaysian brand that makes its own magical cacao-adoring creations – from artisanal truffles & pralines to brittles & barks, single-origin choc coins & bars to lollies to rochers – & recently started selling them in the sweet-treats section of Jasons Food Hall in Bangsar Shopping Centre.

Address: Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre

Find: Contact details and map for Chocolate Concierge

Read Review: Chocolate Concierge at Bangsar Shopping Centre: Restaurant Review

2. Skillet At 163 at Fraser Place

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This restaurant’s founder is primarily a pastry chef who’s laboured at the likes of Surrey’s Wentworth Golf Club & taught Advanced Patisserie at KDU University College, so keep an eye on the desserts – especially the striking composition of Ghana chocolate sponge with Maldon sea salt & macadamia nuts.

Address: 163 Fraser Place, Jalan Perak

Find: Contact details and map for Skillet At 163

Read Review: Skillet At 163 at Fraser Place: Restaurant Review

3. Bisque Café in Damansara Perdana

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A regal stack of Valrhona chocolate brownies crowns Bisque’s crusted caramel beauty whole cake, available by pre-order at Bisque. But for walk-in customers, never fear: You’ll find cacao mini-masterpieces always available, like the Michelangelo (a creamy-crispy work of chocolate-hazelnut art) & a Belgian choc brownie that supplies sheer satisfaction in its simplicity.

Address: Emerald Plaza North, Jalan PJU8/3A, Damansara Perdana

Find: Contact details and map for Bisque

Read Review: Bisque Cafe at Damansara Perdana: Restaurant Review

4. Cute Ball Kitchen in Petaling Jaya

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This home-based private kitchen in Petaling Jaya is the brainchild of Malaysian K.K. & his Vietnamese wife, Hoa, who bakes a variety of desserts spectacularly well to wrap up each dinner here. What wins everyone over is her heavenly dark chocolate tart, thick & creamy, rich in flavour.

Address: Jalan 22/44, Taman Paramount

Find: Contact details and map for Cute Ball Kitchen

Read Review: Cute Ball Kitchen at Paramount Garden: Restaurant Review

5. Thirdwave at Bangsar South

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For the ultimate flourish, check out the Sweet Benedict, an elaborately playful dessert with echoes of what Eggs Benedict look like (sort of, in the end) – crumpets layered with passion fruit mousse & decked up with a Valrhona dark chocolate sphere that’s melted at the table with a steaming-hot potion of star fruit curd, accompanied by almond soil & osmanthus poached pear.

Address: Unit 1-11, Level 1, Nexus, 59200 Bangsar South

Find: Contact details and map for Thirdwave

Read Review: 2015 New Menu at Thirdwave at Nexus, Bangsar South: Restaurant Review

6. Ribs at The Burgeon at Aman Suria

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Chocolate for a starter? Try this inventive salad of roasted strawberries with chocolate sauce, spinach, piquillo peppers, radish & potato crisps.

Address: 8 & 10, Jalan BM 1/2, Taman Bukit Mayang Emas

Find: Contact details and map for Ribs At The Burgeon

Read Review: Ribs At The Burgeon at Taman Bukit Mayang Emas: Restaurant Review

7. FINDARS at Jalan Panggong

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Cookie monsters & their buddies might want to head over to FINDARS, a hidden café & art space near Chinatown where coffee is paired with the supporting star of almond dark chocolate cookies.

Address: 4th Floor, No. 8, Jalan Panggong

Find: Contact details and map for Findars

Read Review: Review: Findars at Panggong

8. Strangers At 47 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya

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A black-&-white beauty, this ‘Dark Side’ is a rich, compelling ensemble of a chocolate crepe with a dark, creamy chocolate spread plus white chocolate curls & vanilla ice cream. It’ll make chocolate devotees swoon.

Address: 47, Jalan 17/45, 46400 Petaling Jaya

Find: Contact details and map for Strangers At 47

Read Review: Review: Strangers At 47 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya

9. Bait at Bangsar

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The Noir Du Blanc is chocolate addict’s fantasy come true, with six textures of chocolate partnered with gelato & honeycomb.

Address: 65 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar

Find: Contact details and map for Bait

Read Review: 2015 Menu: Bait at Telawi, Bangsar

10. Whimsical at Solaris Dutamas

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Possibly the darkest of this list’s delirious delights: French toast in chocolate batter with bananas, accompanied by dark chocolate gelato.

Address: D2-G3-05, Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1

Find: Contact details and map for Whimsical

Read Review: Review: Whimsical Gelateria and Caffe by Cielo Dolci at Solaris Dutamas

11. Dewakan at KDU University

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Smoked chocolate chantilly & chocolate ‘branches’ with nutmeg syrup & dill, plus ‘pisang goreng’ ice cream. Ravishing.

Address: Lower Ground Floor, KDU University College

Find: Contact details and map for Dewakan

Read Review: Dewakan by Darren Teoh at KDU University College, Glenmarie: Restaurant Review

12. The Owls Café at Bukit Jalil

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For the young at heart: The Milo Dinosaur waffle, which comes with dark choc ice cream, marshmallows & coco crunch.

Address: 12-1, First Floor, Block 5, Jalil Link, Jalan Jalil 6, Bukit Jalil

Find: Contact details and map for The Owls Cafe

Read Review: 2015 Revisit: The Owls Cafe at Bukit Jalil: Restaurant Review

13. Viv’s at Taman Tun Dr Ismail

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The sweet speciality here is the Chocolate Aquarium, basically brownies chunks mixed with vanilla ice cream.

Address: 16 Jalan Wan Kadir 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Find: Contact details and map for Viv’s

Read Review: Viv’s Boutique Cafe at Taman Tun Dr Ismail: Restaurant Review

14. Cake Jalan Tiung at Shah Alam

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It’ll take unbearable effort to resist this Stella Nutella hand-crafted moist chocolate cake. Alternatively, there’s also a Peanut Butter & Jelly chocolate cake that demands to be succumbed to.

Address: 31M, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah J 9/J, Section 9, Shah Alam

Find: Contact details and map for Cake Jalan Tiung

Read Review: Cake Jalan Tiung at Shah Alam: Restaurant Review

15. Hubba Hubba at Lorong Ceylon

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Ferrero Rocher devotees will be tantalised by the pastry-wrapped chocolate balls with hazelnuts, served warm.

Address: Ground Floor, Invito Hotel Suites, 1 Lorong Ceylon

Find: Contact details and map for Hubba Hubba

Read Review: 2015 Skewer Menu: Hubba Hubba at Lorong Ceylon: Restaurant Review

16. IT Cake at Damansara Perdana

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For deep & punchy flavours, try this confection of Valrhona dark chocolate layered with German raspberry jam, beautifully balanced in bittersweet-cocoa & tangy-fruit dimensions (RM18 a slice, RM150 for a full cake).

Address: 56-1, Jalan PJU8/5B, Damansara Perdana

Find: Contact details and map for It Cake

Read Review: It Cake at Damansara Perdana: Restaurant Review

17. Fishee Café at Bukit Jalil

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The signature sweet is the Fishee Ball, a fresh cheesecake coated with Belgian dark chocolate on an Oreo base – it’s not only distinctively striking, it’s actually quite delicious.

Address: 12-20 M, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 13, Arked Esplanad Bukit Jalil

Find: Contact details and map for Fishee Coffee

Read Review: Fishee Coffee at Bukit Jalil: Restaurant Review

18. Double A Café at Pacific Place, Ara Damansara

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Our parting tip would be to try the Double A Dark Chocolate Mocha with marshmallows (RM12) – it’s everything.

Address: E-1-3 (facing main road, next to mamak), Pacific Place Commercial Centre

Find: Contact details and map for Double A

Read Review: Double A Cafe at Pacific Place, Ara Damansara: Restaurant Review

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