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Friday, April 25, 2008

OChaCha
#B1-44F Raffles City Shopping Centre
6333 5886


After the fabulous dessert, Wen Yi met us for his dinner. We headed over to OChaCha, a concept café specializing in all things green tea. Even though it was already past 10pm, the café was packed and we were lucky to get the last table left.



The signature OChaCha Rocks ($4.95+) has a strong green tea taste which I like very much and it doesn’t taste artificial. The bitter aftertaste continues to linger in your mouth after some time. But Wen Yi said that too much ice was given and the amount of actual green tea was probably only half a cup. A little pricey but worth it if you want a strong green tea drink.


The Matcha Azuki cake ($4+) is not too sweet, making it a light dessert to have after a meal. The sponge cake is a tad dry, probably a result of sitting in the fridge all day.


The azuki beans provide a nice texture but I feel that it will be even better without the white cream. A pure azuki beans filling would be great instead.



The Furikake Salmon Sandwich ($5.90+) comes with a small side salad and seaweed chips. I have to say, this is definitely a value for money sandwich. There is a generous filling of smoked salmon, lettuce and tomato slices sitting on honey baked bread.



I only tried the smoked salmon, which is quite good with the crunchy bits of furikake (Japanese condiment that usually consist of dry seaweed, sesame seeds and fish toppings).


OChaCha is a green tea lover’s dream come true. Though the variety of sandwiches and cakes is limited, they compensate by having a wide range of green tea drinks—from lattes to ice blend. There is no service charge; you just make your orders at the counter.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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