Monday, August 1, 2011

Ochado

True confession: we've never tried Chatime, Gong Cha or the other milk tea specialists, but Ochado's Japanese-inspired beverages have made believers out of us.

QQ Pop Eggs Milk Tea, an absolute delight, containing plenty of explode-in-your-mouth pellets reminiscent of salmon roe or molecular cuisine (!), alongside Okinawa Matcha Milk Tea with Azuki Beans, thick and richly flavored without being unbearably saccharine. More please!

Ochado Malaysia,
Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
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39 comments:

  1. Hehe...someone has caught d bubble tea bug :p

    Going here again today...gotta try their Okinawan Matcha Milk Tea with pop eggs :)

    My two cents....d Ochado's milk is richer than Chatime's...but d latter's pearls r bigger n chewier :D

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  2. Ulric: according to my friend who knows more than me about bubble tea, the 'pop eggs' in this one are different from the pearls in bubble milk tea. They're not chewy, they just burst into liquid when you have them in your mouth. And ochado's menu says the 'pop eggs' are seasonal. Hmmm =)

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  3. Yep...I know d pop eggs r not pearls...tats why I am trying them today :D

    So have u caught d bug?...hahaha...

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  4. Ulric: no leh, I don't think I'm hooked. I guess I'll try chatime or gongcha the next time I'm in midvalley, but I'd rather sample more from ochado's super-wide menu first :D

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  5. We can do Chatime which is rite across from Watami this Thu...or do u prefer Ochado-ing...hehehe...

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  6. Ulric: oh ya, i forgot there's a chatime at pavilion. See how lah, usually sake and cocktails provide enough liquid nourishment for me :D

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  7. You seem to be really into this whole tokyo street thing!

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  8. Tokyo street is a cool place.. Wish more was open though.. didja try the ramen?! :D

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  9. I was there yesterday and got a chance to try the drinks too.... Chatime or Ochado?? Couldn't make a firm decision. I suppose both has its uniqueness. ^^

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  10. Tried it yesterday. The Pop Eggs were something special...

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  11. arrrgghhhh!!!!! must go try d... though i'm not big on the bubbles in the tea..
    between chatime n gong cha, i prefer the later.. it's richer in terms of brewed tea taste n i just can't get enough of their signature milk froth! thick, rich n creamy..
    ochado.. here i come!!!!!!!

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  12. michelle: it's nice to have so many japanese outlets opening in one area at the same time! :D
    ciki: ya, santouka ramen is probably my favorite outlet at tokyo street so far! the only really porky one, heh =)
    melissa: i'm really tempted now to try chatime so that i can make an educated comparison! :D
    chong: so i was informed! i really liked them, very addictive and fun to slurp. and pretty refreshing after a hot day =)
    nell: ahhh, sounds like i'd probably enjoy gong cha too! as long as it's not too sweet! :D

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  13. received the invitation to the opening of this outlet but didn't attend it. Looks nice and worth a try when I'm at Pavilion later.

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  14. eiling: i like how prices are quite reasonable for the quality, and even though there's a queue in front of the kiosk, it moves quite fast :D

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  15. Good! Looking forward to read ur comparison. Heard that Chatime Pavilion is the best compared to the rest of outlets.

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  16. melissa: excellent, thanks for the info! i'll be heading back to pavilion on thursday, so i'll drop by chatime if i have time (heh) :D

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  17. "Pop Eggs"? Well, that's certainly more action-oriented than "sago pearls", I guess... :P

    P.S. I'm one of those poor minions addicted to Chatime... sighs.

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  18. Haha...Chatime is so on this Thu...

    Pavilion d best? No wonder I m on my 160th cup there...MidV 1 cup...hahaha :D

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  19. lfb: i keep thinking 'pop goes the weasel.' but i guess whoever invented that rhyme never thought of oriental bubble tea :D
    p.s. dare i try chatime too? i dun wanna get addicted to anything! :D
    ulric: aiyo, now i'm scared. i think i'll try to satisfy myself on sake at watami first :D

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  20. Watami's drinks menu looks very interesting indeed (from both alkie n non-alkie pov):D

    http://www.watami.com.sg/menus/drinks-menu

    Hopefully they have it all in their Pavilion branch...

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  21. ulric: oooh, even the food menu looks quite similar to the one i glanced through at pavilion. but yeah, maybe some stuff might not be available on opening day :D

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  22. I will glance at d menu tmorw at lunchtime :)

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  23. ulric: feel free to eat there first for lunch if u like, ya. wonder if bookings needed for dinner :D

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  24. I got lunch there the next day :P

    If u wan, lemme do d booking :)

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  25. Ulric: Wah! But ok, sure, maybe a booking would make it safer for us :D

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  26. Ulric: yeps, for Thursday, that sounds safe. Thanks

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  27. thanks dude.. i tried the milk tea with pop eggs and i was hooked! on POP EGGS!! the tea, i must say, is nothing to shout about.. but i went back again to tapau okinawa milk with POP EGG and green matcha with POP EGG.. kekeke.. can't get enough of the POP EGGS!!!

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  28. nell: addictive, isn't it? i refused to share any of it with my friend! the menu says it's "seasonal" though ... i dread the day it's not available! :D

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  29. Okinawa milk with pop eggs rocks! :D

    Just saw in Watami Malaysia's Facebook...their full range of booze is available here on opening day...can wait to try their Whisky Yuzu Soda :)

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  30. Ulric: yay! But hey, I thot u said u got alcohol issues. Heheh, nvm, that's great; I saw they have a nice long bar, so they should put it to good use immediately! :D

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  31. I make exceptions...to my later regret :p

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  32. Ulric: yikes, that's ominous. Just stay within your safe limit, heheh

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  33. Reservation made through their FB page and confirmed by them...tried calling at first but no one pick up...lol :D

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  34. ulric: yay! amazing that their fb page is better manned than their outlet :D

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  35. I think I have found a good match to chatime! Altho they r diff in de sense that this is richer. My new fav drink!!

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  36. Pop Eggs! That sounds really interesting... I hope the queue here isn't as crazy as Chatime, else I'll never quite have the motivation to try it! :S

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  37. wendy: there always seems to be a short queue in the evenings, but it moves pretty fast! should take no more than 10 minutes :D

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