Chocha Foodstore @ Petaling Street, KL
It’s been a long time since I was last going to Petaling Street and it looks like there’s a new wave of restaurants and cafés hitting the Petaling Street area. Chocha Foodstore, situated few doors away from Merchant’s Lane is one of those beautiful place where you not only can nourish your tummy but your soul as well.
Without proper signboard in place, take note of Mah Lian Hotel when you waze-ing or google-ing through….
Lapsang Souchong [RM16] – the original black tea of earl grey.
The Biang Biang Inspired Noodles [RM16] was really interesting – housemade fat noodle drizzled with SzeChuan chili oil, mix spices, toasted peanuts and seasoned soy vinaigrette. Surprisingly, the noodle taste like chewy version of the traditional pan mee and works well with the flavors. Something worth a try!!
The Crispy Chili Squid [RM22] consisting of freshly done squid seasoned with Cajun spice. Overall, this dish was good but they could do better with the batter recipe.
The Cincalok Fried Chicken with Summer Salsa [RM25] along with tomato chutney and tomato & pineapple sauce at the side is the most popular dish here. The shrimp sauce marinated chicken tasted bland, the meat was dry and the crust was overdone batter. Honestly speaking, I really like the tomato & pineapple salsa, but if eaten together with the tomato chutney sauce at the side – the flavors were not worked.
Overall Rating: 6.5/10. The environment here is beautiful and definitely photography-worthy. Food wise – certainly unique and interesting, but there’s room for improvement.