Kuala Lumpur - A taste of halal Hainanese-Western cuisine at Cozy Corner
Cozy Corner is perhaps the earliest halal "Western"-style restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Located in Ampang Park, KL's earliest mall. The mall itself opened in 1973 (sadly showing its age these days) whilst Cozy Corner started its business 5 years later.
Serving mainly the Hainanese-style "Western" cuisine which is so popular in Malaysia in the 1960s-70s: shrimp cocktails, sizzling steaks, fish and chips, chicken chops, etc., Cozy Corner's clientele is almost wholly Malay-Muslim by virtue of its halal status.
The decor of the restaurant looked like its trapped in a retro-70s time-warp. Service is efficient.
What I tried:
- Baked snails with garlic-butter sauce. The snails were perfectly cooked, tender and moist. The garlic content in the butter was much, much stronger than I'd expected.
- Onion soup. The soup itself was flavoursome, but the cheese-topped toast atop the soup was vile. I'm pretty sure it's processed Kraft cheese melted atop toast - prepared in bulk waaaay before, and simply popped atop the soup before serving. Awful!
- Cozy's signature chicken chop: which is breaded and pan-fried chicken schnitzel, smothered with brown onion gravy (soy sauce seemed to be one of the ingredients for the sauce) and served with potato chips, carrots, peas and tomatoes. It was fine but not something out of this world.
Come to Cozy Corner if you want to experience what Malay-Muslims in KL want to eat if they want to eat Hainanese/Western cuisine.
Restoran Cozy Corner
Ampang Park Shopping Centre
Lot 266-271 (1st Floor)
184 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:+603 2161 5649