There is no lack of good cafes along Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur and besides the popular Merchant’s Lane, one up and coming dining establishment joining the cafe scene is Chocha Foodstore.
Although the cafe is housed in a rundown building, we fell in love with it at first sight with the charming retro interior and impeccable attention to details. Beyond that, food on Chocha Foodstore’s menu consists of local favourites that come with a creative twist.
It is a fantastic place for a casual lunch or tea with your friends.
Upon entering the cafe, visitors are greeted with old wooden tables, exposed light bulbs and an open staircase that leads up to the second floor. Do note that guests are not allowed to go up to the next level.
Every corner of Chocha Foodstore makes for great OOTD backgrounds which you are unlikely to find elsewhere.
Head to the cafe early if you would like to choose your own seating, for it gets very busy during lunch time. Those who are seated at the long tables in the courtyard can expect to share the table with other diners and you can even make a friend or two.
Duck Confit Rice (RM26++/ S$8.70++) at Chocha Foodstore comes with generous slices of juicy duck meat accompanied with a slightly overdone ajitama egg and plenty of vegetables. The addition of chewy barley rice gave it an interesting texture when mixed with white rice.
And saving the best for the last—the Cincalok Fried Chicken (RM26++/ S$8.70++). This fragrant crispy chicken really deserves a special mention because of how well it tasted both on its own and together with fresh salsa.
Spice lovers have to polish off the homemade tomato chutney which gives the chicken an extra spicy kick.
Other food items on the menu you can look forward to include the Kerabu Mango Rojak (RM20++/ S$6.70++), Crispy Chili Squid (RM24++/ S$8++) and Biang Biang Inspired Noodles (RM18++/ S$6++).
156 Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3 2022 1100
Tue to Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Pasar Seni