Friday, June 12, 2009

Ochacha

Ochacha being a matcha concept cafe, served a variation of matcha-infused drinks and desserts. Being a variation of green tea, it is not surprising that its increasing popularity might be due to its high anti-oxidant content which is useful against cancer and aging.

Interior of Ochacha

Somehow or rather, this cafe is spacious with a combination of white and green. The addition of sofa seats just makes it an ideal place to unwind after work or relax after shopping.

Interior of Ochacha II

This is definitely not my first visit to Ochacha but I have to admit that I didn't like the matcha latte and freezies served in Ochacha, probably due to its low milk content. However, my curiousity was stirred on their new drink, Matcha meltdown ($5.40+, introductory price). Interestingly, this is served with warm milk being poured over a couple of matcha (concentrate) ice-cubes. Like the right balance of milk and matcha and definitely refreshing for Singapore's hot weather.

Matcha Meltdown

My favourite dessert of Ochacha till date is the Panna Cotta ($3.90+) for its thick, velvetly smooth green-tea flavoured cream.

Matcha Panna Cotta

Kyoto Cheesecake ($6.20+)

Kyoto cheesecake

The Kyoto cheesecake is a lighter alternative for those who dislike those rich cheesecake.Tint matcha taste and a layer of sweet red bean paste over the top. Something worth looking out for.

Ochacha ~ the macha latte people
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre,
#B1-44f
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6333 5886
http://www.ochacha.com.sg/

Do note that Ochacha @ Raffles City has closed but there is another branch at The Paragon (290 Orchard Road), #B1-25. The telephone number for the Paragon branch is 6737 3889.

10 comments:

evan 이벤젤린 said...

i love their panna cotta, its good!! since i'm on a macha craze, i shd probably visit soon. its been a year since i last went :D

SLYuan said...

Wow, thats fast, I was still trying to sort the alignment. Ya you should try the Kyoto Cheesecake, first time I tries the cheesecake and matcha combi, pretty unique

evan 이벤젤린 said...

i will! the kyoto cheesecake looks really good. in fact at 1st glance it looks rich, until u said its a lighter alternative to rich cheesecake. now i'm curious abt its taste!

Foodies Queen said...

Ya...the cheesecake looks yummy. I think if the cheesecake is rich, most ppl wld probably grow sick of it before they can finish it.

Vickii said...

I would want to revisit this place since I love macha more than ever now :)

Fen said...

Evan: Yea, the panna cotta is comparable to Goodwood Park's durian pudding... Smooth and strong with its flavour...

Foodies Queen & Evan: I am not a fan of rich cheesecakes either... I can't imagine doing a cheesecake special... I think after that I will need a gym special and temporary ban myself from having more entries...

Vicki: Yea, it is always nice to indulge in the by-products of matcha... Don't missed out on Goodwood Park's White Chocolate and Green Tea Cake... Worth a mention

Big Boys Oven said...

sadly, ochacha outlets are no longerin KL.

Fen said...

Oh, that was surprising to hear... Ochacha is doing pretty well in Singapore...

But then again, I had a hard time searching for cakes when I was at KL... At least the major shopping malls I have visited didn't have a patissierie...

stargirl said...

:( according to hungrygowhere, Ochacha is now closed...

Fen said...

Yea, Ochacha @ Raffles City has been replaced by Fruit Paradise but they have a branch at Paragon (B1)...

Since this branch is closed, I have tagged it as Ochacha (closed) and removed it from my dropdown window.

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