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Bubble Tea

Bubble tea fanatics, here's your guide. Chowhounds know where to find the best bubble/boba/milk/pearl tea in every city.

Boba 101: How To Make Bubble Tea at Home

Like so many beloved recipes, the story of bubble tea begins at a street food stall. It was in Taiwan in the 1980s that a vendor made the decision to combine milk tea, already a national favorite, and...
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Dim Sum Corner | Chinatown - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

A couple months ago, a friend joined me for a quick bite at the new Dim Sum Corner in Chinatown before a night out. Dumplings are sourced from the same commercial kitchen that supplies Koi Palace, ...

Simply Vietnam Express | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the ...

Flipped Doughnuts in Dana Point

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

In January, we stopped here after a visit to the Saturday morning farmers market. Flipped Doughnuts has an interesting product mix . . . donuts, espresso drinks, boba tea and Korean fried chicken. ...

Meet Fresh and Quickly In Chapel Hill

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by burgeoningfoodie 12 months ago

These two Taiwanese/Asian quick spots have popped up in Meadowmont. One is mostly dessert focused (MeetFresh) and the other is a bit of street food vendor and both do bubble teas and Quickly has c...

85°C Stonestown | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The new 85°C Bakery Cafe in Stonestown is in soft opening now. How's it look? 85°C Stonestown 3251 20th Avenue, Suite 158 San Francisco CA 94132

Santa Barbara bans plastic straws

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Whoa. Penalties for repeat plastic straw-distribution offenders in Santa Barbara include up to six months in jail.

Komo Asian Cuisine - Bellmore

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by Gastronomos 2 years ago

It's probably going to get really busy very soon, but they're worth it... Komo Asian Cuisine in Bellmore http://www.komoasiancuisinebellmore.com/

Skyview Noodle & Tea | Old Town Pittsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Yesterday I had an appointment in the far East Bay. It's been a couple years since I was last near the Delta and it was fun to check out some new places. My lunch stop was Skyview Noodle & Tea in P...

What are boba pearls really made of?

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by patty 16 years ago

I know they're commonly called tapioca pearls, but does anyone know if they really, actually have tapioca in them? I heard somewhere that they're made of that Japanese yam-type substance (konnyaku)...

Fil-Am Oriental Market in Cathedral City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Hunting for Asian ingredients on Tuesday so that I could cook something for my relatives, I was delighted to spot a beautiful Filipina lady shopping at Whole Foods in Palm Desert with her young son...

Aqua Club Dessert & Beverage San Bruno

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by Sophie 3 years ago

So we have all had those Boba tea drinks, and are always fighting the sugar high that follows after. Found this place, well.. maybe one of that last ones to find since there was a huge line out th...

Chili Pot in Cupertino: Next installment of "Find the Sichuan Chef"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

For some years now, a few of us on Chowhound have tried to keep track of chef musical chairs as Sichuan restaurants open and close. Not that easy, as in many cases we do not know the chef's name, s...

Boba tea Flavored pearls

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by dbfact 3 years ago

Chicago (North suburbs). Is there a place that sells the flavored boba tea pearls? I would like to buy some for a party.

Bangkok 54 Grocery has a new Noodle Shop!

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by Ziv 3 years ago

They are keeping it simple, just 2 noodle soups and around 30 types of cold drinks, but both the pork noodle soup (Moo nam tok) and the beef noodle (Neua toon) are very tasty and cost just $6.50 ea...

The Moo Bar in Santa Clara

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A couple weekends ago, the heat of a 100-degree afternoon in Silicon Valley sent me in search of something ice cold. Anything.

Qing Xiang - New Bubble Tea in Flushing

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by Pookipichu 3 years ago

There's a new bubble tea place in Flushing that opened up inside a store on Main Street next to the Flushing Public Library in downtown Flushing. I've only tried the winter melon tea but the flavor...

Right black tea for Boba/Bubble milk tea?

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by maniac000 3 years ago

Has anyone had any luck on finding the right type of black/red tea for boba/bubble tea? (I've seen a super old post about using Nestea powder for it). I've used Lipton, Foojoy Lichee Black Tea, ...

Taste of Burma in Bobo Drinks [Berkeley]

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by ...tm... 3 years ago

I've walked by BOBO Drinks on Shattuck near UC Campus many times, and not being a sweet tea lover, just noticed the sign for Burmese food recently. The menu is all over the place--many milk teas, b...

Mr & Mrs Teahouse | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Yesterday the "Grand Opening" banner drew me into Mr & Mrs Teahouse (544 Clement St, SF). This tiny storefront has but three stools at the side counter. First thing on the menu board that caugh...

Bubble Queen on Oak at 16th, Vancouver

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by grayelf 4 years ago

My favourite bubble tea place recently opened up a location in town that I just noticed yesterday on our way to Corduroy Pies. Confirmed here http://ourfoodadventure.com/new-bubble-queen-in-vancouv...