chocha. — eats 023

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late january this year, we visited another beautiful cafe nestled within the vicinity of Petaling St., one of those places you'll never expect how nice it looks inside. it was a pleasant surprise.

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'chocha' simply means 'sit & drink' in Hakka dialect.  at Chocha Foodstore, everyone did just that -- sipping tea with good companies and beautiful looking food served in front of them.
the place itself has a retro vibe to it, relaxed and airy thanks to the classic pastel tiles spread across the section + plants all around. it's sun-drenched with potted herbs lined across the yard. 

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we ordered a pot of alishan tea to be shared. we had such a big lunch before we got here so food wasn't an option until a few minutes later, something delicious was being cooked in the kitchen, a semi-open area located right in front of us. it smells way too good. tempting! we ended up ordering a plate of CFC - cincaluk (fermented small shrimps) fried chicken, and it was good.

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CFC, cincaluk fried chicken. smells so good.

CFC, cincaluk fried chicken. smells so good.

that face you make when you're not sure if the picture is taken. this is how the entrance looked like, btw.

that face you make when you're not sure if the picture is taken. this is how the entrance looked like, btw.

we had a hard time getting some attention from the waiters, though. that's possibly because all the tables were filled to the brim with customers. it's possibly best to go on weekdays when there aren't anyone waiting to be seated. overall it was an enjoyable experience. alishan tea (a green oolong tea from the high mountains of Taiwan) is so good. it tastes light and floral at first, with a fresh sweet aftertaste. it gives of a mild, fruity smell. as tea lovers, we love it.

 
Venue: 
Chocha Foodstore
156, Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
 
Eight Shoreseats, KL