41 responses

  1. No Name
    June 12, 2008

    Wow the food definitely looks very tempting!! Great post by the way

    vk: Thanks! A competition is coming up soon and 3 lucky readers will get to dine at Coca with a guest for free! Stay tuned!

  2. slowcatchupkuan
    June 12, 2008

    wow… look like a worth while buffet

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  3. wmw
    June 13, 2008

    I love Coca’s Chili Sauce!!!

    wmw’s last blog post..China Treasures @ Sime Darby Convention Centre, Bukit Kiara

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    June 13, 2008

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  5. Big Boys Oven
    June 13, 2008

    Looks very awesome spread of food!

  6. lotsofcravings
    June 13, 2008

    its been a long time..the chilli rocks..

    as far as i knw the fish paste on the plate is not frozen..it just sticks on the plate..pouring soup over makes it easier to scrap it off..

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  7. k-tuck
    June 13, 2008

    GREAT entry vkeong…

    k-tuck’s last blog post..Review: Starbucks In A Bottle

    vk: Thanks K-Tuck :)

  8. chaborkia
    June 14, 2008

    when i reached the end of your post i dreaded to see the location only to find out it’s only in Penang. but rejoice! it’s in KL! yes! :D

    chaborkia’s last blog post..I haet smokers.

  9. RollsRoyce
    June 15, 2008

    In Sarawak areas, there is one Coca restaurant on the Crown Plaza.

    It’s a pleasant stay around those eating outlets.

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    vk: Hmm I am not sure if there’s any outlets in Sarawak.. referring to Coca’s website the restaurants are all located in KL only..

  10. kkDei
    June 15, 2008

    COCA’s steamboat is always tempting.. guys should try it out. It’s NICE! =D

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  11. Benghan
    June 15, 2008

    I had a COCA in Bangkok and its great, the price is affordable too! The food is awesome.

    Benghan’s last blog post..Visiting Pico Thailand, Bangkok

  12. New Kid On The Blog
    June 15, 2008

    they used to have one outlet in Penang – Island Plaza. unfortunately they had closed down due to no biz. by looking at this, they do look like johnny steamboat kind of steamboat, huh?

    New Kid On The Blog’s last blog post..The Loaf, Langkawi

  13. ck lam @what2see
    June 16, 2008

    A very good mixture of ingredients with all the additional side dishes really makes us Penangites envy la…bring back memories of the good old days….now can only drool over your mouth watering photos.

    ck lam @what2see’s last blog post..The Sire Museum Restaurant, Penang

  14. jason
    June 16, 2008

    Eh, quite good hor, invited personally for review.

    jason’s last blog post..Restoran KL In Ipoh

    vk: Yeah totally unexpected.. another surprise coming soon :)

  15. PenangTuaPui
    June 16, 2008

    I like the fish glue very much… and steam boat too.. ya.. the serving method look alike jonny steamboat or vice versa….

    but it would be proud and honor to invited for a food review like this…

    dun know if anyone will ask 3 of us for a review… hihi..

    i think they will regret after knowing our giant stomach and tummy… :P

  16. J2Kfm
    June 17, 2008

    Dazzling spread, colourful photos, good review, and great food. though pity the expensive options can only be ordered ONCE. steamed tapioca and mango rice have always been my fav Thai desserts!

    J2Kfm’s last blog post..Taiping Getaway (Finale)

  17. Chin Su Pein
    June 18, 2008

    My mom like thai cuisine a lot. I wish to bring her along. Coca is having a brave idea where buffet include steamboat as well. In my mind, I only remember that Coca is offering steamboat, I didn’t know that they have buffet as well. This is really great due to stiff competition in this industry. I am a big fan of mango salad and Fresh Mango with Glutinous Rice.

  18. John D’cruz
    June 18, 2008

    I’ve been frequenting Coca for the last 20 years or so. I can even remember my first Coca experience at the Jln Raja Laut outlet (old Wisma Cyclecarri ?) which is no longer there ? The chilli sauce just blew me away! Over the years, I’ve tried most dishes on the menu but what keeps me going back for more are the fresh seafood for the suki steamboat, fried squid with garlic & black pepper, the stuffed crab shells. And the Coca special chilli sauce, of course !

  19. Yih Jiun
    June 19, 2008

    I just like you, like to eat good and tasty food…..especially buffet….Coca is one of the restaurant that I like to try, but… there are no Coca in place where I stay…..

  20. JM Chow
    June 20, 2008

    Everything about the spread looks delicious!

    I should win the contest for the buffet meal at Coca because of not one, not two but THREE reasons: :-)

    1) I have been on a self-inflicted diet for the past two weeks consisting of raw vegetables and soup and I am very very hungry!

    2) Like what you went through, vkeong, I will be moving from Penang to KL for a new job in a couple of weeks. I will surely miss Penang food and my family but I believe this fabulous Coca buffet (which is not available in Pg) will help welcome me to KL!

    3) I am in constant serious competition with my friends to see who has covered the most buffets and currently I am in the lead, but very narrowly. The buffet at Coca KL will help ensure I stay ahead in this competition!

    I am very keen to try the fresh ingredients in the steamboat, but the Fish Glue especially because I have very pleasant, mouth-watering memories of it from my visit to Coca many years ago. As for the alacarte dishes, I am totally bowled over by the Thai style steamed Cod fish! The dessert spread looks gorgeous too.

    I really hope I win the contest, for the reasons listed above!

  21. Mathew Richards
    June 23, 2008

    I shall be visiting malaysia (from Adelaide, South Australia), in July and would love love to win this contest pure and simply to satify my desire for good food, (for which Coca apparently has ample amounts of). Steamboats are not well represented here in Australia and having never had one myself, would be the dish I am looking forward to the most.

    Oh, and a great review as always…

  22. Ahmad
    June 24, 2008

    Wow!! My stomach is growling just looking at those delightful dishes!! I have heard rave reviews about this restaurant and what better way to try it myself than winning this contest.

    The Coca Stuffed Prawns definitely gets my vote for the being the most sumptuous, tempting dish out of the many entrees. The crisp and shiny shell prawns just begs you to savor it for yourself and crave for more.

    Pandan Chicken is in my must-order list whenever I walked into a Thai restaurant. I am looking forward to taste Coca’s Pandan Chicken to see how it fares with the other Thai joints.

    The desserts offered is seemingly endless. Who can resist a serving or two of Cendol, and then continues to indulge in Mango with Glutinous Rice.

  23. shen
    July 27, 2008

    Wow,..good for you. Get free food in exchange for a blog entry. It’s hard to imagine that the 2 of you can taste so many food at one go! I am impressed ;p

  24. pamela oda
    January 12, 2009

    After reading your wite up about Coca, I cant resist to tell you why I have never been into one since 1999. I use to go to their KL Plaza’s, Bangsar and Raja Laut outlets but after one bad incident in KL Plaza, I vowed not to go there anymore and not only that, I have never recommend or taken anybody there since.

    I go there quite frequently and no doubt their food taste good but it is also come with a price. However, their services deteorated tremendously and the last time i was there, they charged me 50cts for a bowl of fried garlic which usually FOC. The waiter did not inform me in advance of the charges and although is only 50cts but it is their duty to inform customers on items that are chargeable. Even when i query them, their feedback is unsatisfactory and very sour …hence to me, there are still many good and yet cheap food out there!

  25. Aunty P
    February 14, 2009

    Had dinner at the subang parade outlet and it was really not up to all the hype bout it being a great steamboat place with exceptional chilli. I’m afraid it’s just too much hoohaa over nothing. We had the supreme buffet at rm68++ each and on the appetizer spread were only a miserly helpings of curry puffs, spring rolls and few other odd looking pieces of deep fried items. There were some glazed chicken wings which tasted a little stale and a half chaffing dish of untouched fried rice that looked like it was smashed up at the top by another chaffing dish whilst they were setting up perhaps? The only saving grace of this spread would be the fried wontons.
    When our steamboat items came it was not all of it stated in the list and moreover two types of the fishballs were turning sour and eventho the manager changed us new ones they didn’t taste that great either. Next gripe I had was the items we ordered never came until we were about to pay the bill because we got fed up of waiting. Plus I on got my ice water refill after bugging 4 different waiters and a full 10 minutes later. Im wondering if it’s their strategy to stay the repeat orders for long enough so customers wont get to have as much as they like???? Lastly I don’t think the chilli sauce is as happening as many purport it to be. Its too sour and doesn’t blend well with the steaboat items. But that’s subjective.
    Overall that would be my first and last visit as it’s a real let down.

  26. nicole
    March 23, 2009

    I have pay a visit to One Utama branch last week. It seems this is the first time and last visit for me.

    Supreme buffet at rm68 only eat the steamboat stuff such as fish ball, fish paste, chicken & fish fillet and etc. The appertizer corner food look not attractive at all, and the tomyam soup will have additional charges at RM 10 ??!!! And the staff didnt inform us for the additional surcharges…

    Damn dissapointed….

  27. johnny
    July 2, 2009

    hello can i ask u that how much per person ?? hehehe~~~

  28. feifei
    September 9, 2009

    wtf..its 68 per person

  29. stephy
    September 24, 2009

    i would like to suggest nicole go and try lot 10 3rd floor, there just opening in ogos, there is good environment and comfortable place for steamboat, most impotant there air-cond is cool enough, there only charge RM26, there have promotion price for student only RM19.80, i went to this steamboat buffet restaurant last week, wow~ Amazing there have so many many of seafoood, beef, lamb, taiwan snack, especially the grilled mochi is fantastic, Ehh… YUMMMY,there also give coconut for each person, there soup is so special.. the staff tell me, they are doing promotion for lunch as well, is only RM16.80. wow…. is a perfect price for lunch, but they say this lunch promotion may be until end of this month, hahah… better go and try at dinner because is more things from the lunch..better make booking before u go, because there quite full, the reservation number:03-21459933..

  30. Alice Wong
    October 10, 2009

    A few years ago, Coca was opened in Penang. I really missed it. Every month my family members and I would dine there. I miss its spicy dipping source. Why Coca moves out from Penang? Please come back to Penang, Penang people miss you so much especially me!!!

  31. Wilson
    January 23, 2010

    Hi, i want to ask is this the same Coca as the one in 360 Orchard Road #02-05/07 International Building S238869, Singpapore??? Thanks in advance ya.

    • vkeong
      January 23, 2010

      Hi Wilson, I think they’re the same.

  32. Smart Brains
    July 5, 2010

    This restaurant originally started out in Chinatown and it’s grown to now having a few outlets. Unfortunately, with growth usually comes a change in standards. But we still keep going back cos it’s kinda like a family tradition.

    We usually end up at the International Building branch or Concourse. Have never tried the rest though I hear Taka’s one also good
    Easy Travel

  33. William & Rosaline
    September 21, 2010

    Hi, we love steamboat as it is soupy and plenty of stuffs in it so it quite fun. The sharkfin dish is what we are looking forward to taste it if we win this voucher to eat. we are living in Australia and this dish is not available here. My address is 24A Selway Road, Brentwood WA 6153. if we really win it. Cheers.

  34. shimaro
    July 23, 2013

    I going to kl in early aug.
    still have coca steamboat at kl city area?
    can give me address?
    I cant find anything thru google.

  35. shimaro
    July 23, 2013

    i going to KL early aug.
    is the coca steamboat still in KL?
    can i have the full address?
    pls email me thanks.

    • vkeong
      July 24, 2013

      I think Coca is no longer there

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