Harrods, Suria KLCC: An English Breakfast

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I tweeted this skyline montage of our capital city early yesterday with a caption that says, “There’s something truly beautiful about KL in the early mornings.

Beautiful, indeed.

One of the few perks of my job is being able to experience the city at its most vulnerable moments. Often, as I cruise through the city’s empty streets between the magical hours of 2:00am til 7:00am, I find myself winding down the car windows and enjoying the cool air. Yes, what an unlikely thing to do in this humid city of ours. But, you’ll be surprised how significantly cooler and cleaner the air is. Another thing I like to do is to stop on the side of the AKLEH (Ampang-KL Elevated Highway) to view the majestic Petronas Twin Towers right before I make a turn into its basement parking beneath. It may no longer be the tallest building in the world, but its still majestic nonetheless.

It’s times like these that I’m in love with my city and my country. Peaceful, majestic, strong and serene.

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Having to work on weekends and odd hours is also a curse that comes my job. Midnight set ups may be fun when you’re a young and thriving new-kid-on-the-block. It’s always exciting to watch your vision built and realised in front your very eyes, all in just a matter of hours. But these days, I got to hand it to the younger ones to carry out this duty. For me, waking up at 5:30am is already considered a stretch.

Luckily, things turned out good and there wasn’t any rude awakening waiting for me when I got there. The glistening golden structures for Ralph Lauren Fragrances and Giorgio Armani Parfums turned out wonderful; sandwiching and complimenting Suria KLCC’s auspicious red Chinese New Year decor. With a good job done, I took the people who made it happened for a good breakfast. And Harrods’ English Breakfast was the choice for that morning.

Harrods Tea Salon is tucked nicely behind its World Signature Shop on the 1st floor and has a gorgeous view overlooking the fountain and park. The white blinds nicely shades off the morning sun. The neo-art deco details in its interior are charming and delightful to the eyes. Everything here look so pristine, crisps and lovely. For a moment, the busy bustling mall outside seems like a faraway land. Peace is a much prized commodity for us, especially, after a crazy night.

The Harrods Light Breakfast (RM30.00) consisted of Egg White Omelette with fresh herb served with a side of grilled mushrooms, tomato and garden salad. A choice of orange or mango juice (unfortunately not freshly squeezed) and coffee or tea (fortunately was freshly made from the bar) and a nice platter of fresh fruits made up the entire set. I’m totally in love with the foamy and frothy texture of the omelette. It was like the chef went up to the peak of the Twin Towers, picked a piece of cloud from the sky, delicately sprinkle it with some fresh herb and served it on a plate. Amazing what they can do, these English people.

Oh, did I mentioned that service was impeccable? I was treated like a King. The Queen would definitely agree with their level of service here. Then again, there’s no reason for them to be tardy since there was only one other table having their breakfast.

There are about 5 breakfast sets for you to choose from. If you’re a bread lover, I’d recommend that you have the Continental Breakfast (RM25.00). You’ll have a choice of bread (white, wholemeal etc.), a basket of 4 lovely and buttery croissants served with a trio of spreads (creamy flower-shaped butter, marmalade and blackcurrant preserves). The set also comes with a juice and a hot drink of your choice. 

Many may say that their prices are on the heavy side. I’d have to agree if you’re used to having tons of meat and bacon in your big breakfast, but factor in the great service, lovely setting and fail-proof dishes, I’d say it’s f*cking (pardon my French) worth treating yourself to a meal here.

We wished we could stay and chill here all morning gossiping away, but truthfully we were just too tired from the hard work and we miss our beds. I went home and dreamt of that I was sleeping on a bed of cloudy omelette.

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HARRODS
Lot No. 137, 1st Floor
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2166 6000

14 Responses to Harrods, Suria KLCC: An English Breakfast
  1. msiagirl
    January 24, 2010 | 9:41 am

    Wow, I don't get to go to Harrod's for breakfast, but that's a really good price for a full english, even in England: it cost that much at the local cafe and I'm sure the service isn't as nice :)

  2. Sean
    January 24, 2010 | 9:45 am

    ooh didn't realize they serve brekkie here too. but they only open at 10am? i suppose there isn't a "harrods heavy breakfast" on the menu though? wait, why am i asking all this when i never eat breakfast anyway :D

  3. minchow
    January 24, 2010 | 9:57 am

    Loved that description of the fluffy omelette!! I am sold, overpriced or not!!!

  4. thenomadGourmand
    January 24, 2010 | 10:37 am

    cloudy omelette? Oh my..
    @minchow – come we go! Wht better way to sure a hangover ;p !

  5. Uncultured AhPa
    January 24, 2010 | 10:57 am

    egg white omelette??? purely egg white??? hmmmm….

  6. qwazymonkey
    January 24, 2010 | 11:26 am

    MsiaGirl: Yea, that's how I justified the breakfast too! I bring u there when u r home ok?

    Sean: I think one of the sets there is the equivalent of a Heavy Breakfast. Well since it opens at 10am, maybe u can do a brunch?

    Minchow: I'm totally sold and going back again

    TNG: Try croissants too.

    AhPa: Oh yeah. Just white. Kinda like your Pavlova, only fried in a pan. I wonder what they do with the yolks too.

  7. CUMI & CIKI
    January 24, 2010 | 12:07 pm

    very well written munkey.. u made me fall in love with KL too;)

    love the omellete shot.. and also the coffee! so nice and billowy.. really like a cloud .. reminds me of the song.. you're so vain.. (clouds in my coffee, coffee.. LOL)

  8. chiselstone
    January 24, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    EGG WHITE Omelette! I know someone who'd want that lol

  9. qwazymonkey
    January 25, 2010 | 12:57 am

    Sista: KL has it's up sides too. It's hard not to fall for its charms. Haha… You're so vain!! Good one

    Chisel: Who wants one?

  10. ck lam
    January 25, 2010 | 2:00 am

    Now you gave me a wonderful charming place to visit for a relaxing indoor breakfast as I always have breakfast 'hawker style' while in Kl. Thanks!

  11. UnkaLeong
    January 25, 2010 | 2:23 am

    The smell of the crisp morning air Nothing revs my juices up more. I used to spend nights in the office and my colleagues would come in the next morning to find me sleeping in my sleeping bag, I kid you not. Ahhh…I kinda miss the early days of my career as well ;)

    *sigh* But I was not lucky enough to be rewarded by a Harrods Breakfast after my all nighters :P

  12. Life for Beginners
    January 25, 2010 | 5:28 am

    @Sean: Yah, they open quite late for brekkie. Harrods was my intended venue for brekkie for my anniversary surprise for the Devil last year but couldn't manage it cos of the time. Did go a couple months after, though.

    @Monkey: I agree about the service, velly good. Devil approves also.

  13. babe_kl
    January 25, 2010 | 7:58 am

    so did da hv ya tea with your pinky in or out? :p

  14. Lyrical Lemongrass
    January 26, 2010 | 2:39 am

    The last time I went to the city (and specifically KLCC) at that "magical hour", I got my DSLR snatched. Chis.

    Oooh….seee….I told ya you are KING!