Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deliciously Chocolate

These are the days, the sweetest days we'll know, thanks to this week's opening of Deliciously Chocolate, scarcely a 10-minute drive from our office.

Whole cakes that must be pre-ordered are Deliciously Chocolate's specialty, but customers walking in on the spur of the moment can purchase moist mini-cupcakes, sumptuously topped with dark chocolate ganache & peanut butter frosting. A convenient, bite-sized panacea for the pressures of the workplace.

Making whoopie might sound so 20th-century, but the "whoopie pie" _ a classic American confection, like a cookie sandwich _ is soft-baked comfort food that deserves a new-millennium resurgence. Dotted with chocolate chips & permissively stuffed with ganache, it's available here 11am-7pm weekdays & through 2pm Saturdays.

KL is choc-a-bloc with macaron-makers now; Deliciously Chocolate's chocolate ones contain its signature dark ganache, while its pink versions brim with white choc butter cream. The texture is terrific _ sufficiently fragile to crumble at the gentlest bite, but luxurious enough to laminate the palate with velvety lushness. See deliciouslychocolate.com for prices & cake varieties.

Need even more chocolate? Deliciously Chocolate occupies the same floor of Menara IMC as Urban Picnic, which is coincidentally serving chocolate desserts this month.

Try the red fruit chocolate log cake, for a fun interplay of fruity & cocoa flavors.

Earl Grey & mango chocolate cake. Creamy & dreamy, not at all cloying.

Man cannot live on chocolate alone, so Urban Picnic also supplies savory snacks. Try the shredded chicken, mushroom & lemon confit gremolata pasta _ simple but satisfying.

Beef burger blanketed with truffle sauce & paired with the fluffiest potato wedges that history might record. Perfect for people who can't decide whether they're carnivores or carboholics.

Vegood purple carrot juice, very good to wash down food.
Earlier entry on Urban Picnic: October 31.

Deliciously Chocolate & Urban Picnic,
Menara IMC, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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28 comments:

  1. Chocolate overload! Looks like good stuff to fuel the office people through the day.

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  2. Boo_licious: oh yeah, it was quite a sugar rush at first! i was almost bouncing off the walls at 2pm, though by 3:30pm, i had crashed and wanted a nap to sleep off the carbs :D

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  3. I wonder if they'll do a chocolate chilli sauce pasta. :P

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  4. Baby sumo: i'd lurvve to taste that! would be nice to have more restaurants that infuse chocolate & cocoa into savory recipes :D

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  5. D beef burger makes wanna be both a carnivore and a carboholic :)

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  6. the beef burger looks so luscious!!

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  7. I'm both a carnivore and a carboholic! :D

    P.S. Munching on some chili-infused dark chocolate from England now... in the shape of hearts no less. Maybe I can add these to my pasta sauce? Hehe.

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  8. I WANT IT ALL! :D
    (Oh but is this the place that only opens during weekdays?)

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  9. I woke up and saw this in my timeline. Dang...chocolates. A girls best friend. Perfect for the girly chats. And to make ourselves less guilty we have the savouries as well...only to realise "Ooops. We ate too much". LOL.

    But seriously I think the beef burger looks awesome with the wedges which means this is yet another wonder gem in IMC itself.

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  10. Ulric: heheh, well said. i'm a bit food-schizophrenic. i alternate between carb days and meat days :D
    Michelle: oh yeps, it's as meaty as you can imagine! =)
    Kenny: i suppose you can be both, but some people seek therapy for that! heheh :D
    P.S. do experiment! i wanna hear about the results!

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  11. J: heheh, yeah, urban picnic is only open on weekdays for brekkie & lunch, while simply chocolate is open weekdays until 7pm & saturdays until 2pm =)
    Missyblurkit: heheh, yeah, chocolates do give that endorphine boost! and the dark ones are supposed to be antioxidant-rich, so none of us should feel too guilty! yeah, unfortunately the beef burger was a special of the day though, so i think it's not on their regular menu =)

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  12. hey Delicious Choc is opened by one of my friend. He's shown in your pic! I love their not sickly sweet macarons!

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  13. Babe_kl: ooh, you have a very friendly friend! he was patiently explaining stuff to me when i was asking long questions about their opening hours and order procedures! :D

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  14. I like how they've not gone overboard with the chocolate concept and flood it all over the mains. Seems like a nice and wholesome place. Since I've yet to try Urban Picnic, perhaps I should visit and hit two birds with one visit.

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  15. Qwazymonkey: oh yeah, try to stop by if you're near klcc on a weekday afternoon. it's strange to see these f&b outlets thriving in menara imc, since the building looks so plain & uninviting from outside. but now i wouldn't mind if my office moved to menara imc! :D

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  16. special of the day? i must remember to call before i hop over...love burgers:D

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  17. omgoshhh have to get my hands on those macarons!! Yay for more dessert shops in KL!! :D

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  18. Missyblurkit: heheh, the one dish they ALWAYS have is pasta, no matter what! oh, and salads & soups, of course :D
    Vien: yeps, it's funny to recall how good macarons were so difficult to find in KL at the start of 2010. now they're everywhere! =)

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  19. looks like nowadays everyone is adding truffles into all the dishes.

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  20. eiling: yeah, i guess truffle sauce is not too pricey, phew! :D

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  21. That guy in the first pic sure looks familiar..
    But oh my, everything is chocolaty!
    But Urban Picnic certainly looks worth a visit. And aft crab-high, I can go sugar high too! :P

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  22. TNG: heheh, I don't know who he is, but he's friendly =) and yeah, I think you'll like the macarons here. They're basically as good as babycakes' macarons at gtower :D

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  23. This isn't real!! Haha
    I'd go to this place every week!

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  24. Rad: heheh, but you'll get bored of chocolate after awhile! :D

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  25. At least I'll get tired of chocolate !

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  26. Rad: and then you can move on to ice cream! :D

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  27. Rad: better add some fruits to your dessert heaven to make it healthier! :D

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