Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Help me find the best boba

My employer just moved our offices to LA's Koreatown, and it's a food bloggers' fantasy world. In addition to all of the hole-in-the-wall restaurants to explore, the neighborhood is filled with hip coffeeshops, most of which sell boba (typically, cold fruit or milk teas with tapioca balls inside).

The last time I had a drink with tapioca in it, I was approximately 13 and it was some mass-market drink with tiny little pearls floating around. I hated it. Now I'm older, wiser, more adventurous and determined to explore the world of drinks with solid foods inside. I've tried one so far but it was just fruit syrup (peach) blended with ice, and though I liked the big, black tapioca balls, the drink itself was a bit sugary for my tastes.

So, dear readers, I ask you: what's your favorite boba? Do you know a great place in Koreatown? If you don't live in LA, what flavors do you recommend? Help!

3 comments:

themirthmobile said...

i don't have any recs for places to get boba, but my favorite flavor is lychee with coconut jelly. the pieces of coconut jelly are a good contrast to the tapioca balls which can get boring after half the drink. if i'm feeling like something sweeter, i like the almond flavor.

KT said...

I'm not a tapioca person, but I think that Lollicup is a good bet. They certainly have a variety of interesting things. I have a friend who swears by taro boba, and another who goes for red bean.

Erin S. said...

thanks both for the flavor recs--the coconut jelly in particular sounds interesting...