I worked in the Olive Arcade plaza across the street from STL Bubble Tea for years and made this a weekly stop for lunch every Saturday. The food is pretty standard Chinese food, but the crab rangoon is probably the second best in the STL area (Green China in St. Peters wins the gold). What I really love about the crab rangoon is that it is more savory than sweet and it has a lot of black pepper in it. I’ve never seen it made this way at any other place. The food portions here are very generous so you can split between 2-3 people depending how hungry you are. They give you a mountain of fried rice so it’s always a good thing to order when you’re splitting.
The bubble tea menu is extensive and takes up most of the wall space behind the counter. Even as long as I’ve been a customer I still haven’t made it all the way though the menu. My favorite is probably the lavender milk tea with boba, it’s truly yummy. Almond milk tea is also a good choice. I could go on and on with my favorites, they have so many amazing choices.
The building is pretty sad looking from the outside, and really the inside isn’t much better, but don’t use that as an excuse to not stop in. This is one of those hidden gems in St. Louis and I always make sure to stop in as soon as I get into town.