Ochacha, Pavillion

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.

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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.

Ochacha
Lot 6.01.01
6th Floor
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Bukit Bintang
K. Lumpur

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15 Comments »

  1. MeiyeN said

    i saw this place yesterday… too bad that was too full at that time otherwise would definitely drop by to try their matcha desserts!

    epicuriousgirl says: their matcha desserts are still somewhat lacking so think they need more time to smooth out their operational kinks.

  2. looks good..i want to try this one!

    epicuriousgirl says: i look forward to your reviewsπŸ™‚

  3. The Matcha Latte here is so much better than Starbucks! Here you can taste the green tea aroma while Starbucks version is all sweet and cloying.

    epicuriousgirl says: i do agree that Starbucks’ green tea is more sweet whilst this one here is more concentrated.

  4. meemee said

    i just tried it out- it so rocks! though slow, it was so delicious!hope mor ppl go and try too, its a chance of a lifetime fr people who love matcha like me. OCHACHA rocks!

    epicuriousgirl says: yeah, it was good.πŸ™‚

  5. gogreen said

    totally agree! so much better than starbucks! i’m going to go again on friday if i have the time… the minty freezzie was so good!

    epicuriousgirl says: will definitely try the mint one soon!

  6. crazygal said

    the opening ceremony rocked socks!can’t wait until OCHACHA comes to Singapore!!

    epicuriousgirl says: managed to catch the opening ceremony eh? must have been fun.πŸ™‚

  7. ochacha rocks said

    the drinks rock
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!:p

  8. ochacha rocks said

    So yummy:p must go again!!!!!!

  9. ochacha rocks said

    so much better than starbucks. Logo also looks better…

    epicuriousgirl says: wow, you’re really THE biggest fan.πŸ™‚

  10. ochacha rocks said

    heard they opened a new one in Gardens. Gonna visit soon

    epicuriousgirl says: thanks for the tip.

  11. juicyjellylego said

    yum. can’t wait to get another ochacha freezzie!

  12. ochacha rocks said

    Now they have a new a drink called Ochacha Cinno. Its actually like the matcha latte but it has cinnamon with apple. YUMMY!!

    epicuriousgirl says: thanks for the recommendation.

  13. […] this Vietnamese restaurant in Pavillion on the same level as Ochacha. I loved all the food made with la lot leaves when I was visiting Hanoi hence I was drawn to visit […]

  14. ochacha rocks said

    One of my Singaporean friends told me that it opened in singapore. The location is somewhere called raffles city and at the basement…It also has different type of cakes. Well, Enjoy=)

  15. crazygal said

    YAY! OCHACHA came to singapore! go here to check it out (:
    http://ladyironchef.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/o-cha-cha/

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