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!