Your all-time favourites have returned
Your all-time favourites have returned
- By Sharmaine Loh
- | May 05, 2020
Bubble tea addicts, rejoice; there’s still hope after all. Despite the extended circuit breaker which will see the closure of more F&B businesses including bubble tea shops, a handful do remain open. Below, find hawker stalls, cafes and shops that are still open for you to get your bubble tea fix. Bottoms up, boba fiends.
Located at Taman Jurong Market Food Centre, 7Tea Cafe on level three remains open for business this circuit breaker month to offer drinks and other sweet treats. They’ve got a number of popular choices often found at juggernaut bubble tea brands like Koi, such as the Ice Cream Milk Tea and Yakult Green Tea. Plus, the drink prices here are definitely more affordable than what you’re used to shelling out.
It’s closed till May 16 for now, but once it re-opens, rest assured that you can continue to get your BBT fix from ABC Brickworks Hawker Centre’s Beautea. While the stall’s young hawker-owner who’s easy on the eyes is what put them on the map, it is their delicious brown sugar boba varieties that keep regulars coming back. If you have yet to check them out, this is your chance to do so.
Opened by a friendly couple at 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market and Food Centre, Dessert Monster dishes out desserts as well as soy milk bubble tea. If you’re looking for healthier boba alternatives, this is the place to go.
One of the few hawker stalls that are offering islandwide delivery with no minimum order, Dot Sugar, that sells mouth-watering sweets and bubble tea, is truly a lifesaver during this circuit breaker period. Get their Brown Sugar w Roasted Milk Foam, Milk Foam (Peach Black Tea) and even popular Chinese desserts such as Almond Paste or Sesame Paste.
Count on cutesy Taiwanese cafe Eat 3 Bowls to deliver authentic Taiwanese cuisine that pairs perfectly with the cups of boba that they offer as well. Order via Oddle for hot favourites such as the intestines mee sua, braised pork rice, and of course, bubble tea lattes.
Thanks to a collaborative effort between Menya Kokoro and Emma Soft Serve, you can now enjoy the latter’s Japanese bubble tea offerings while slurping down delicious ramen and mazesoba. Think options such as the Hojicha Latte with Pearls and KoKuto Matcha Latte with Pearls; although you can always choose the good ol’ Black Tea Latte with Pearls to go with your traditional Tokyo Mazesoba.
Having partnered up with several F&B chains, Taiwanese tea drink franchise Gong Cha isn’t about to let the Circuit Breaker prevent them from dishing out boba teas. Four popular beverages such as the Pearl Milk Tea, Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Pearls, QQ Passionfruit Green Tea and Taro Drink are all available via Express by Chatterbox, Wolf Burgers and even Chen’s Mapo Tofu.
This Taiwanese snack store is allowed to operate during this circuit breaker month thanks to the sale of hot food items, although they are doing their part to slow the spread of Covid-19 by only offering delivery services. So order up their Insta-worthy bubble teas as well as popcorn chicken oyster mee sua while you’re at it, for a Taiwanese-inspired spread at home.
Everyone’s all-time favourite bubble tea shop is back, and we ought to thank Grain for that. Alongside the healthful restaurant and catering group, Koi will make its return and supply its addictive beverages. But note that since the drinks are so wildly popular, you’ve got to keep an eye on Grain’s website frequently or they’ll all be snapped up before you know it.
LiHO’s bubble tea kits are up for grabs on its website, but if you don’t want to go through the hassle of making boba yourself, you can always count on the local tea brand and their F&B outlet partners for your BBT fix. Not only are a number of Paik’s Bibim outlets carrying nine drinks, Orchard Xchange’s Woo Ricebox and Tino’s Pizza at Tiong Bahru Plaza do too. Plus, Gong Yuan Mala Tang is delivering their bubble teas as well, so feel free to order cups of milk tea to douse the fire in your mouth from the mala xiang guo.
Since their arrival in Singapore, Monga Fried Chicken has done nothing but cater to our demand for fried chicken and boba. And you can expect the Taiwanese snack brand to continue doing so, as its SingPost Centre outlet will still offer their Taiwanese brown sugar oolong bubble milk tea which comes in two flavours, Black Dragon (Original) and Green Dragon (Matcha). Cups of bubble tea will have to be purchased alongside food items, although we’re sure that’s not going to be much of a problem.
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has officially jumped on the bubble tea bandwagon, but we’re not complaining. With three brand new bubble tea flavours such as Brown Sugar Fresh Milk Boba, 1983 Boba Milk Tea and Honey Fresh Green Tea; get the teas while you pick up their signature, juicy XXL Crispy Chicken.
There aren’t many local cafes that offer bubble tea, but SOD Cafe sure is one of the few. Now that SOD is only offering delivery or takeaway services, feel free to order up their delicious cups of boba as well as Western mains via Oddle. Try the aromatic Mixed Berries Milk Tea with White Pearls, or even the Brown Rice Milk Tea for a health kick.
Besides selling healthy bao burgers and salads, cosy cafe Zoey’s Diner at Compass One also offers bubble tea. Since its owner owns Winnie’s, a bubble tea brand first launched in Taiwan and has since come to Singapore, the brand’s fruity and floral teas have also made its way onto the menu here. There’s the Black Sugar Pearl Milk Tea, Smoky Blossom Green Tea and even the premium Lychee Rose Nectar.
Bonus: Route 65 Bar + Kitchen
Formerly known as Wan Bar + Kitchen, the recently revamped Route 65 Bar + Kitchen is still known for their crazy boba cocktails which has been made available for delivery. To enquire about their saccharine offerings, just drop the gastrobar a call or a Facebook message.