Actually that should be South LA, since the city officially proclaimed that there is no longer any such thing as South Central LA. Anyway, this is not a locale in which you would expect to find boba style drinks. However after seeing a number of flyers from China Bowl, in that huge new shopping center on the SW corner of Vermont and Slauson, I gave in to my curiosity. Sure enough this standard Chinese express restaurant also has a wide variety of drinks, at least a dozen flavors if not more. I jumped at the chance to get a banana smoothie, since this is not a flavor commonly found in the boba parlors of the San Gabriel Valley. It was very good and I'll probably go back next time for the taro. One thing is that only the thai tea seems to come with boba, but maybe they'll put it in the fruit drinks if you ask.