After having a deeply fried dinner of wontons and assorted seafood bits (barf), my tender fingered male friend and I decided to try out a chocolate restaurant experience? extravaganza? in the city of Khobar.You can find Cacao Sampaka on King Faisal Road in Al-Khobar. It's a chocolate store/dessert focused restaurant. That's about the best description that I've come up with so far.
Honestly, this is so close to what I dreamed of after I went to the 3D printer workshop at KFUPM’s FABLAB that I'll accept it as the beginning of my dreams of a candy constructed world. Anyways, (how can I segue away from a syringe filled with chocolate???) after seeing a chocolate lava cookie on display I decided to order it with a glass of milk. Unfortunately it was not part of the menu that came with complimentary chocolate syringes... this place is so great dangerous.
|The drink on the right is dark chocolate mocha.|
|My "cookie" didn't ooze as photogenically as its brother in the display case, but just give it a chance!!|
All in all, Cacao Sampaka is a great concept that I wish that I was able to appreciate more fully. But maybe that's their secret. There's no way that you can possibly try everything that you like at their store, so you have to return... Oh capitalism and chocolate. What a deliciously evil combination.