Swensen halal restaurant and chocolate fondue

Swensen is a halal establishment and I see the halal certificate on the wall as well. So, if you are a Muslim and wish to find a restaurant that serves American foods but do not serve alcohol like the joints at TGIF or Chili’s, then, Swensen is a good option.


We hardly go to Swensen because for some strange reason, we just do not like the place. This is the first time we go to the Queensbay Mall outlet. We have tried a few Swensen in KL but never in Penang. Previously, the foods at Swensen’s in KL were disappointing.

Swensen has chocolate fondue costing RM43.90 which is enough for 2 person. However, with five of us, we still have to struggle to finish all of the things. I just cannot understand how people can walloped an Earthquake which is 8 scoops or 12 scoops of icecream. Blek, just the thought of sharing the saliva of strangers (you need to go in a group to finish an Earthquake) is enough to make me puke. What more when the different flavoured icecream melts and the saliva swirl in the glob? Uwek…

swensen chocolate fondue

There are strawberries, banana, marshmallow, wafer, chocolate profiteroles, five flavours of icecreams, cherries and a pot of bubbling chocolate.

swensen chocolate fondue

Comparing to Haagen Dazs chocolate fondue, I prefer Haagen Dazs. We did mention to the waitress that the icecream could have been in smaller balls so that we can dip them into the chocolate sauce but she said it is Swensen international standard size. *roll eyes* I love dipping the icrecream into melting chocolate so that it hardens but the Swensen icecream is too huge for a mouthful.

swensen mega burger

However….the Mega Burger which costs RM24.90 is tasty! There are layers of turkey and chicken hams, a thick slab of burger and some salad plus lots of fries. The barbeque sauce coating the burger is good too. The burger is not dry like what we had at TGIF, Dome’s or Chili’s.

swensen mac n cheese

My children wanted the mac and cheese and it doesn’t taste too bad either. Not entirely great but edible. At RM18.90 it has generous portion of fresh mushroom, cheese and cream. The cheese does not smell as strong as some restaurants so it goes well with my little boy (who tends to vomit if the cheese smells too strong, bleargh!).


Such foods are not my kind of food so I didn’t order a thing. Luckily we only ordered two main dishes, a chocolate fondue and a chocolate milk shake. The five of us already have trouble finishing the foods. American foods are just not my type.

The total bill comes up to RM106, with taxes. Jusco card member gets 10% discount.

Post Author: Lilian

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4 thoughts on “Swensen halal restaurant and chocolate fondue


    (October 28, 2008 - 1:39 am)

    I like the Haagen Dazs one …. yummy!

    Lilian, side track sikit … was just viewing some of your photos and saw the glowing wristbands again…. like those worn by your boys in an earlier photo ( I think the flood one ).My daughter is bugging me to ask you where we could purchase some. She tried to write emails to someone at a certain site but never got a reply.So please, please where or how to go about buying them?


    (October 28, 2008 - 10:06 am)

    I was shocked to see the size of the ice cream ball in your review. It’s just too big. I also prefer Haagan Dazs fondue, but Swensen one is much cheaper. Hehe..

    Btw, did u get the 100% rebate voucher? I got mine.



    (October 28, 2008 - 8:40 pm)

    After reading this post, I’m so going to make choc fondue this weekend since my mum bought 2 sets recently. 🙂


    (November 13, 2008 - 12:23 am)


    Is the portion of chocolate sauce enough for whole set of fondue?

    Can i request for a refill if it was not enough?

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