Eat Drink KL: Schokolart

Thursday, January 29, 2009


A recent addition to SohoKL, Schokolart reeled us in with high hopes for its chocolate cocktails and creative concoctions that its menu claimed were "bound to make us shake with pleasure."

Clockwise from top right: Love, Life & Chocolates (three scoops of dark chocolate ice cream blended with peanut butter and whipped cream), Temptation (their signature hot chocolate with 62% cacao dark choc), Shai Scream shooter (cacao white and butterscotch cream), Aaron's Dream shooter (Irish cream and cacao brown).

The Death by Chocolate cocktail was a mix of cacao brown, vanilla ice cream, vodka and Irish cream. All the beverages would certainly please a chocolate fan,  but none of them truly wowed us. Maybe we had set our expectations a bit too high.

The bar, where the eager-to-please, all-male employees work their magic.

The staff recommended their Caesar salad, which used melted Swiss cheese for a slight twist.

This was the most fascinating item (wasn't on the menu, but you can ask for it). Chicken satay laced with dark chocolate. Mouthwateringly tender with a flavour that I can't quite describe, this was one of the best satays I've had in recent years. The peanut sauce was more buttery than saucy and the mantao-like bread was OK but paled next to the satay.

There's also a fair range of rosti. We had the one with diced bacon, a jalapeno sausage and creamy cheese sauce. Perfectly adequate if you want some non-sugary carbs.

Tel: 6203-0968