If chocolate is a woman’s best friend…and Schokolart is a place that revolves around the appreciation of fine chocolates…then I think that means that Schokolart is my new best friend! Find out just how many ways you can indulge in cocoa-mania at Schokolart...
The raspberry wasabi white chocolate heart had me at hello
Soho KL @ Solaris Mont Kiara,
2 Jalan Solaris,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 6203 0968
Delicious chocolates and great penny saver specials
If you order ala carte it can be quite costly
I had every intention of ordering as many chocolaty delights as my tummy would fill but those plans were slightly derailed when I saw the recession busting price of the high tea menu. It seemed almost too good to be true at RM35 (weekend price) for two with goodies such as cake, homemade chocolate ganache, fine tea biscuits, freshly baked scones, mini sandwiches and a choice of coffee or tea. The menu described it as ‘a true experience of Swiss high tea culture’ and I was eager to partake!
As we placed our order, the server led us to the glass casing holding gorgeous sculpted chocolates in exotic flavours. With so many to choose from it's almost impossible to decide on just three. We eventually settled on the raspberry wasabi, coconut curry and Szechuan pepper as they seemed like the most intriguing flavour pairings not to mention they looked like lovely little treasures.
Next we picked a slice of cake and decided to go with the Tropikana, a rich chocolate cake with fruit within the layers. In addition to the high tea menu we also ordered the chocolate chicken satay on the side as it’s one of the dishes I initially came here for.
Once we’re back at our table I dived for the raspberry wasabi ganache. Its pretty white chocolate exterior in the shape of a heart had me at hello. Once I took a bite, raspberry filled my senses and just as I was about to say that I couldn’t taste the wasabi it hit the back of my throat in a light punch. The coconut curry had a creamier texture but I had a bit of trouble picking out the distinct flavours and in the end it just tasted like very smooth creamy chocolate. The Szechuan pepper was interesting and the little hints of spicy pepper added an edge to the rich chocolate. The pepper doesn’t overpower but rather plays beautifully on the tongue simultaneously with the chocolate. All of this is lovely with a piping hot cup of aromatic coffee.
Just as I’m done with the chocolate the rest of the spread is laid before us; fresh hot scones, two mini sandwiches (tuna and turkey), some tea biscuits and the chocolate chicken satay. I eagerly take a stick of satay that has been marinated in dark chocolate and spices and chomp down. It is sweet, smoky, not entirely chocolaty and it works. The peanut sauce on the side tastes more like a creamy peanut butter which I guess is fitting with the chocolate undertones of the dish. The only thing I wasn’t too happy about were some fatty pieces of chicken which is normal in satay but not to my preference.
The mini sandwiches were nice little savoury bites that were great to have as a break from all the sweetness. I also enjoyed the warm scones which were delicious topped with fresh cream and strawberry jam; sinful!
While Schokolart is a place that highlights chocolates, there are many other Swiss dishes to be found on the menu such as the traditional potato dish known as a Roesti as well as other treats such as sausages and sandwiches. They even have special lunch deals that start from RM18 onwards. I’ll definitely be trying out their savoury dishes the next time I’m there!