Taiwan is my favorite place in Asia, so naturally I went all out in my 12 day trip around the Island. The Review page will feature reviews and tips from yours truly about cool things/places to eat, drink, sleep & explore. Please give me feedback on what you would like to see, and what I can do to provide more useful info. I will add more and keep building to the list as time goes on. Obviously, I would go crazy on reviewing the pearl milk teas first. Here is a teaser:
Pearl Milk Tea, since I am a half shot wonder
1. Hot Star Chicken Fry Japanese Roasted Milk Tea 豪大大雞排淡水店 5/5
How can you say no to a large milk tea with an ACTUAL tea bag in it? I was mind blown when we peered into the cup after gleefully gulping down the drink in all of 10 seconds. Only negative is it is a bit on the relatively pricey size, 70 NT since it only comes in a large cup.
2. Come Buy 現泡の茶公館店 5/5
Although not as amazingly fresh as the Hao Da Ji Pai tea (no teabag, sad face), Come Buy holds it own with its trademark 絕代雙Q (fancy schmancy name for Boba + QQ Ramen Milk Tea). The price is cheap too – 25 for a small cup and 35 NT for a large cup. Apparently they offer a roast milk tea option as well, but I didn’t have time to try it. For those who are wondering, QQ Ramen is this clear jello/vermicelli-like goodness that adds amazing texture to the milk tea. Its a must try! If you are stuck in America, Verde Cafe in Cupertino offers a second rate version of QQ Ramen to appease the QQ-Ramen lover’s cravings. Thats why you will see me there everyday after I return to the Bay Area.
All of the reviews and tips solely reflect my personal opinion.