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