My ratings are based on food, since I had tried that here before.
Home wok was the first place in G I found boba. But they didn’t have tapioca ready at the time (she said it wasn’t very popular and to call ahead 2hrs and she’d cook some :P). Still the potential was there, even if they only did the milk tea flavor (boring!).
The food was good, but its a takeaway place rather then somewhere to try and eat. But as I am trying to flesh out the secret locales of boba for the UK, I thought I’d highlight everywhere I have found it (so it’ll be easier for anyone hunting around nowadays) :)
I had been boba-less for months. My classmates and I went to the annual congress down at the ICC/NIA, and they let me lure them to wander the wee Chinatown of Brum. On our scouting, we walked past a restaurant tucked in an alley (its hidden, so beware).
And what was pictured in the window. …..BUBBBLE TEA!!
In a heartbeat, there was hope I wouldn’t wither and die from tapioca deficiency!! (this was the first bubble tea place i found in the UK) I was over the moon, and apparently radiated a ‘do not say no’ vibe b/c the girls conceeded to having dinner with me in this little oasis.
The food is very,very good and has a large range of choice. And of course the boba rocks. They have a range but also have my very favoritest Sesame bubble tea here too. So obviously I am all about the sesame when I am there. :D
It has become a tradition now for me and my peeps. And as every year I end up in Brum for congress, no one ever argues about hitting my special bubble tea land. (and I do admit to sneaking back for a ‘to go’ one as well.)
So pop in if you are in the neighborhood, but beware that its hidden so keep your eyes peeled.
Okie. First thing you have to know about me is that I am a bubble tea fiend.
Was for years in SoCal, then relocated to the UK, and was left stranded. I even cook my own tapioca and make boba at home (yea, its that sad). 5 yrs of bubble tea fasting, living on Taro pearl milk from the Chinese Grocery and then….
Rumours appears on the scene. The taro boba rocks but there is a range of flavors if you aren’t into purple yams. The food is great as well. I admit I am all about the pho style soups, and the pickled mustard green ones are delicious. My partner leans more to the side of meaty dishes and has been very positive on the yum-factor of the ones he’s tried.
But the point of mentioning is the tea! Boba in Glasgow (and there are others which I will make a point to list for other boba-deficient folks). Murphy’s law though that it arrives as my degree wrapped up and I have had to move South. Bummer for me, but there is boba for you. :)