COCA Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre | Malaysia
Seating approximately 100 diners, the new COCA Restaurant will serve an enticing à la carte menu of Thai-Cantonese cuisine, along with their COCA’s signature hot pot, famous suki sauce and a new Southern Thai soup base exclusively designed for Malaysian diners. The restaurant features two private rooms inspired by a solarium concept and semi private dining areas for families and large groups. Large panel windows make the most of the views and natural light with 180 degree vistas of the city.
The stylish event in the semi-fine dining ambience of the new outlet, saw Chef Pitaya hold court as he shared his passion and enthusiasm for cooking, along with his unique philosophies on food and the food and beverage industry.
“We want to emphasize looking after your health through eating healthy cuisine,” said Chef Pitaya. “It is a turning point in many ways for the COCA brand here and around the region that is now being influenced by my eldest daughter Natalia Phanphensophon who studied food science in the UK.”
“We’re very happy to be in Kuala Lumpur. Being an immediate neighbour and sharing many culinary similarities, Malaysia is an important market for us and we’re excited to embark on this journey with our owners who share the same values as us,” he added.
Jannio Shun and Elizabeth Thea Lee are the new owners of the COCA franchise in Malaysia. Both passionate foodies, they found their new calling in life to get into the food business and having eaten in COCA and even once having dated at a COCA restaurant growing up, it was a dream come true to actually run the franchise in Malaysia.
“We’re both super excited about the opening and delighted the brand owners had faith in us to do a great job and grow the brand in Malaysia. Opening this outlet was at times challenging as we are new to the industry but we have the drive and the passion to make it work. We’re sure KL diners will love it – love the ambiance and the healthy, fresh food we are bringing to the city,” said Jannio.
“We’re really happy with the end result and being foodies ourselves, we believe that we’ve managed to achieve a balance between providing an aesthetically pleasing space and high quality food products and ingredients, all brought together of course by the signature hot pot and suki sauce,” added Elizabeth.
Chef Pitaya presented a special chef’s tasting dinner which comprised…
Yum Quinoa with Prawn & Scallop (Yum Talay Quinoa)
Fresh Tiger Prawns, USA Digby Scallops, Fresh Lime and Chili, Quinoa.
Deconstructed Australian Wagyu 180 Days OX Tongue Wonton (Lin Wua Tua Lima)
24 Hours Slow Cooked, High Protein Butter Beans and Shu Hao Reduction.
Thai Herb Infused Organic Hill Station Chicken with Organic Black Jasmine Rice (Gai Baan Khao Mun Gai) Organic Chicken Rice with Thai Herbal Soup and Housemade Dipping Sauce
COCA’s famous fresh patanko with sweet condensed milk
COCA’s signature hot pot, creative stock broths and regionally renowned super suki sauce and are always surprised by the rich flavor of the hotpot . Including live seafood, premium beef and much more.
Do you know the Chilies used in Suki Sauce is from COCA’s very own organic boutique farm in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand. Using sustainability and organic farming methods, the Chilies grown at their farm gaves Suki Sauce the unique taste and quality that can’t never be replicate!
Customise your own Suki Sauce to your liking by adding chopped chillies, garlic, and a squeeze of lime for that appetising zesty flavour. These combination will make you want more!
COCA Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre
Address : TK1, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Jalan Maarof, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact : 03-2011 3575
Hours : Daily 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM