Taiwanese

YaoCha (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

How many milk tea / bubble tea shops does Auckland have? There are no stats for this that I can find online but roughly based on searching Google Maps, there are at least 19 just in Auckland CBD alone and the if we are talking about the whole of Auckland...

13 Bubble Tea Flavoured items you can find in your Asian Grocery

Lately we have been stormed by salted duck egg yolk and ube flavoured everything, those were the thing of the past, what’s new nowadays are bubble tea flavoured everything from cookies to mochi, even almonds are now flavoured with this Taiwanese drink. Bubble tea is a much-loved drink in Asia...

Mango Pudding, Lychee and Grass Jelly

Mango Pudding, Lychee and Grass Jelly is an Asian inspired dessert prepared with chilled and cubed fresh mangoes, mango pudding, lychee and grass jelly served with condensed milk and shaved ice. The first time I encountered grass jelly was when I lived in Malaysia, I remember I tried it because...

Meet Fresh (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Just a quick one today since we already reviewed this place on another branch in the North Shore area, while we visit that place a lot since this is one of our favourite Asian cold dessert place this was just our second time in their Auckland CBD branch. Usually we...

Noah’s Ark (Westgate, Waitakere, New Zealand)

One of the drawbacks being Asian when living in Westgate in Auckland is there are not a lot of choice for restaurants and food stalls. What’s plenty in this location are home improvement stuff and I can understand why, it’s a fairly new suburb, most houses are new so businesses...

Miss Miss (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Bubble Tea shops are everywhere, it’s just like mushrooms, it just sprouts into action without you noticing them. Take this place for example, we pass by this street once in a while then all of a sudden there was Miss Miss, I am not sure if I just did not...

Own Tea (North Shore City, New Zealand)

This perhaps is the neatest and cleanest looking Bubble Tea places I visited in Auckland, it’s quite minimalist, it’s all white and the tea leaf displayed on those transparent cubes in front of the counter looks so cool. Located in Rosedale, this is one of our latest Bubble Tea adventure....

Yuan Taste (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Many food stalls similar to this place has closed in Auckland CBD due to the economic effects of the pandemic, luckily this place has not since I haven’t tried them yet until several weeks ago. When we moved houses it was actually the first time I tried them and we...

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Dirty Milk Tea

Dirty Milk Tea is a type of milk tea that looks dirty as the name suggest, made with black tea and milk served smeared thick brown sugar syrup on glass. Yes, it’s another milk tea post, and this is my fourth milk tea drink recipe to date, first was the...