Ochado @ Butterworth, Penang.
** Ochado Butterworth is no longer in business since then.**
It is never easy to find a cozy place to have a small gathering with a couple of friends, enjoying both tea and cakes but not costing a bomb. I was at Bagan Lalang having my seafood lunch at Ong Cheng Huat Seafood just before this, I was thinking to turn into Raja Uda to hunt for some other interesting stuff and coincidentally, I've bumped into this place...... Ochado. Originated from Japan, Ochado had its first brew in Singapore back in the year 2010 and ever since then, it has became one of the most well known brand in selling Taiwanese Bubble Tea. It would be such a shame if Ken were to blog about just Taiwanese Bubble Tea.... Hence, I would just focus mainly on the cakes offered. Ochado Butterworth is located right opposite to Chung Ling Butterworth and the road behind Raja Uda. It should not be hard to find as long as you can locate Chung Ling Butterworth accurately. Price-wise, was okay, slightly cheaper as compared to Chatime I reckon. I would personally recommend their Matcha-related beverage for drinks and here it goes for the cakes.....
Among the Mille Crepe Cakes offered, We had opted for their Vanilla Crepe Cake (Rm 9.90 per slice) which comes in a rather big slice. It tasted okay for me but some might find it too bland and would prefer it to be creamier. Texture-wise, it was okay, quite soft and smooth. I would recommend this over other flavors (for being not so heavy).
We also had their Chocolate Crepe Cake (RM 9.90 per slice) which tasted below par in my opinion. The texture was way too soft to my liking, as if it was going to collapse anytime soon. Other than that, the flavor does not impress me either, I would definitely prefer a slightly "chocolaty" flavor.
Their TiraAlmond (Rm 11.90 per slice) was definitely one of the worst Tiramisu I've ever had, as if they do not understand Tiramisu at all. The cake was seriously in lack of the cheesy and creamy texture. Moreover, the overall taste was not right at all. They have added some "Kong Th'ng/ Sweet Peanut Cracker" on top of the cake which it does not match the overall taste at all. I was rather disappointed, particularly the price was relatively higher compared to the previous two.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Ground Floor, No. 18, Lorong Teras Jaya 8, Kawasan Perindustrian Teras Jaya, 13400, Butterworth, Penang.
Contact Number: 604- 323 3691
Business Hour: 11am to 12:30am, Sun to Thurs; 11am to 1am, Fri to Sat.