At this point I've had my fill of boba. The latest weekend habit is the pudding drink at Volcano Tea House. They have a four-color pudding drink in flavors of taro, mango, chocolate and "milk", suspended in milk tea which you suck up through the 'large' straw. [I had thought most of these places didn't vary too much until I tried finding the same drink elsewhere and had to put up with *sigh* amateurs.] Also, Volcano Tea's drinks pair well with their spicy chicken bits. These are bite-sized chicken chunks, fried in a curry-ish batter along with some basil leaves and served in a small baggy with skewer sticks. And, for the loyal boba-fans, their boba has always been consistent - firm, elastic, never bloated - very "q".
In addition to the novelty (ok and admittedly mean) is to check out the asian-asians and see what fashion I am NOT missing out on. Truly addictive.
Volvano Tea House
2111 Sawtelle Blvd (other side of Olympic Collection)