18 Venues for Chocolate Temptations in KL and SelangorSean Yoong
July 15, 2015
1. Chocolate Concierge in Bangsar Shopping Centre
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
2. Skillet At 163 at Fraser Place
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
Read Review: Skillet At 163 at Fraser Place: Restaurant Review
3. Bisque Café in Damansara Perdana
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
Read Review: Bisque Cafe at Damansara Perdana: Restaurant Review
4. Cute Ball Kitchen in Petaling Jaya
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
5. Thirdwave at Bangsar South
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
6. Ribs at The Burgeon at Aman Suria
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
7. FINDARS at Jalan Panggong
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
Read Review: Review: Findars at Panggong
8. Strangers At 47 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya
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
Read Review: Review: Strangers At 47 at Section 17, Petaling Jaya
9. Bait at Bangsar
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
Read Review: 2015 Menu: Bait at Telawi, Bangsar
10. Whimsical at Solaris Dutamas
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
11. Dewakan at KDU University
Smoked chocolate chantilly & chocolate ‘branches’ with nutmeg syrup & dill, plus ‘pisang goreng’ ice cream. Ravishing.
Address: Lower Ground Floor, KDU University College
12. The Owls Café at Bukit Jalil
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
13. Viv’s at Taman Tun Dr Ismail
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
14. Cake Jalan Tiung at Shah Alam
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
Read Review: Cake Jalan Tiung at Shah Alam: Restaurant Review
15. Hubba Hubba at Lorong Ceylon
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
16. IT Cake at Damansara Perdana
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
Read Review: It Cake at Damansara Perdana: Restaurant Review
17. Fishee Café at Bukit Jalil
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
Read Review: Fishee Coffee at Bukit Jalil: Restaurant Review
18. Double A Café at Pacific Place, Ara Damansara
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