Like many other things, every once in a while a dessert-only place pops up in Kuwait. We at bazaar refer to them as The Troopers – for they fuel our insatiable sweet tooth fabulously. But the place that stands out to us is the very place that has the most decadent creation in Kuwait – The Gong, but more on that later. Known as Choco Queen, the place pays homage to the Queen and her love of all things chocolate by serving ALL THE CHOCOLATE. Baffled and elated by the notion of chocolates, we decided to dedicate a full morning to investigate said chocolate – ahem.
Brought to you by the two young Kuwaiti entrepreneurs behind the famous Joe’s and Love Restaurant, Abdulaziz Al Anezi and Mohammed Al Anezi, this chocolate concept makes everything better. Everything is glorious when covered in chocolate – their carefully curated deserts have proven that chocolate is an essential part to any meal. So we indulged to our heart’s content at this dessert only concept and may have gone a little overboard in the best of ways. But let’s start with the basics – the regaldécor of Damask print on the chairs and surrounding area accented with pink and purple – just stunning. The seats are comfortable to sit on and indulge for hours as you enjoy your chocolate feast. With several chocolate everything concepts around, the team behind Choco Queen has done their research and are always working on delevoping creatively delicious desserts. Every dish Is thoroughly studied and perfected before the launch to give it the “confections fit for the Queen” feel.
Our first indulgence came in the form of the much loved Pain Perdu–French Toast. Their Ferrero Roche Pain Perdu is truly divine. Stuffed with a Ferrero Roche cream and then covered in more chocolate, this Pain Perdu has become an easy favorite for us. Next on our feast was the Lotus Humble – a glorious crepe made with lots and lots of Lotus biscuit cream. A whole new take on a crepe, the Lotus Humble has the creamiest filling and served with their own secret recipe vanilla ice-cream and drizzled with Lotus sauce. Topping the entire dish is a beautiful Lotus biscuit crumble that gave it an added crunch.
Moving onto more seriously dessert-y dishes, we were presented with a beautifully baked Cookie Cup. This Kinder Cookie Cup is a chocolate chip cookie baked with Kinder bits and is then filled with fresh fruit, marshmallows, more Kinder bits and lots of chocolate. Reminiscent of a molten cake, but with a cookie instead making it extra special. The fresh fruit added an element of freshness to the dish, elevating it to new heights. But of all the cookie-related dessert dishes, their Cookie Skillet made us super giddy. We went for the two that caught our attention – naturally.
The Biscoff Cookie Skillet was a beautiful combination of a chocolate chip skillet baked cookie and so much Biscoff Lotus cream you wouldn’t believe! Hot and fresh out of the oven, this sizzling skillet cookie covered in melted Lotus cream and finished with their deliciously creamy vanilla ice-cream. As for their Oreo Brownie Cookie Skillet, there are no words. Consisting of an Oreo crumble topping a brownie based cookie and finished off with their signature vanilla ice-cream – beautiful! It’s worth noting that their Oreo crumble is entirely made from scratch! The masterminds behind Choco Queen have managed to recreate the exact taste of our childhood treat in the form of a delicious crumble.
Then came a true favorite – a dessert in the form of an ice cream cone. The one we ordered was simply known as the Black Out. A palatable Oreo cone stuffed with a beautiful warm pudding and fresh fruits. The cone is then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream that is then finished with a solid chocolate coating and a chocolate spoon.
But their piece de résistance is The Gong. For those of you that haven’t discovered The Gong – you’re missing out. Next time you have a birthday, skip the cake and go to Choco Queen for The Gong! Presented on a brass tray with a brass mallet is a giant chocolate egg made with real, edible gold powder. Just to be clear, everything on that tray is edible – from the red velvet and pistachio crumble, to the fruit caviar and rose petals. Four different desserts are artfully placed on the corners: a chocolate pudding, a crepe fettuccini – yes it’s a crepe made to mimic pasta- fruit skewers and chocolate donut holes. The giant egg is filled with a Lotus sundae and everything is drizzled in chocolate sauce! As you crack open the egg – the staff sound off an actual gong signifying that you can now begin your feast. This is definitely on our to-do list come any birthday!
Plan your next visit to Choco Queen at The Gate Mall now! For more, follow them on Instagram @ChocoQueen_KW. Please call 2205 6372 for more information.