Note: This place is no longer in operation.
During the weekend, followed my aunt’s family to Pavillion. We were looking for Starbucks for a cuppa when we stumbled upon Ochacha. Curious about them being the matcha latte people, decided to try them out. My teenage cousins decided to go for their Starbucks fraps anyway and surprisingly, the owner of Ochacha didn’t mind outside food. Instead, she said she’s open to it when asked.
They have quite an interesting array of green tea related drinks and the owner recommended the Ochacha Latte. You can have the choice of fresh milk or soy milk. I was initially attracted to “Chado” which is just plain powdered green tea in a traditional tea bowl, served with a small, traditional Japanese sweet. But I needed something cold, so decided to have Scoto Rocks, which is iced green tea latte flavoured with Butterscotch syrup.
The drinks are prepared using powdered matcha powder, and prepared using a chasen, a traditional bamboo whisk in a tea bowl. the tulip shape of this whisk helps to air the tea, and determines the frothiness of the tea. I quite like the mellow, milky taste of the Ochacha latte though I thought my own Scoto Rocks was too sweet. Would have tasted better hot, I reckon.
they also have a variety of green tea related desserts, to which we chose the matcha azuki slice, which is a green tea red bean layered cake. apart from red bean, they have mango or strawberry too. the owner said one of their bests is the green tea flavoured panna cotta but it was sold out by the time we were there. there were also green tea “tiramisu”, brownies etc. the matcha azuki slice we chose was nice but a little dry. the red bean paste was thick and flavourful though.
Interesting conceptual cafe. Owner and staff are very helpful even if on the slow side. Hopefully the efficiency picks up given a few months to iron out their operational problems.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Bukit Bintang