Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Boba Shake

before the many frozen yogurt places sprung up all over the place, people first went crazy over boba shakes. on hot summer afternoons, a cup of cold and refreshing boba shake is perfect. pairing it with your favorite chinese or japanese meal (whatever the season) works like magic as well.

there are a variety of flavors to choose from - strawberry, mango, green tea, taro, peach - you name it, most boba places have it.

now, while i do love boba shakes, i must say that the texture and softness of the boba balls make all the difference. i have tried some with overcooked boba balls. two words = not good. those with perfectly chewy ones, on the other hand = perfectly perfect.

i have also learned that boba balls just don't work well with plain fruity shakes. i find that it tastes way better when paired with a shake that has milk in it. but then again, every taste palate is different. go with whatever you crave. :D

Random fact: Boba balls are a mixture of tapioca and carrageenan powder.


  1. I love Boba Shakes in Taro or Strawberry Banana. I like them creamy and sweeeeet!:D

    I do agree, it does taste off when it's just a plain fruity shake. It's like water with crushed ice and a little bit of flavoring.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  2. i agree. taro is a good flavor. :)

  3. mhh i have never tryed these shakes but i will try it.
    I am your new follower today! I hope you check out my blog as well! xxx kizz xxx

  4. selma-- hi! thanks. i will surely follow your blog too. :)

    when you try it, let me know if you like it. :)

  5. I like boba shakes, but I absolutely love frozen yogurt haha :D

  6. breee- haha. yeah i do too! :D