There’s always time for bubble tea! Whether you call it BBT, boba or simply ‘the best drink ever’, there’s no doubt Singaporeans love our sweet brew with chewy pearls. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting our daily dose of bubble tea fix with shops popping up in every mall and street corner.
This trend is not only here to stay, it has also inspired other food and snacks creations - both sweet and savoury for all the boba fans out there!
Bubble Tea Tarts
When it comes to bubble tea tarts, Edith Patisserie comes highly recommended. Their Matcha and Milk Tea flavours are a crowd pleaser, combining both sweet and savoury perfectly. We are no expert in bubble tea or tarts, but boy do those tarts look so appetising! It is recommended to consume the tarts within 6 hours for the best taste and texture.
Price: $40.70 (2 boxes of 15) Order here
Matcha Bubble Tea Cake
Also by Edith Patisserie which is known for their custom cakes, has come up with the matcha bubble tea cake to satisfy both the boba and cake fans! Not only is the cake topped with generous scoops of QQ boba pearls, in between the cake layers are also filled with them! There’s no such thing as too much pearls - the more the merrier!
Price: $69.90 (6-inch whole cake) Order here
Tong Garden Bubble Tea Popcorn
You definitely saw this one coming, a bubble tea popcorn was only a matter of time. Popcorn is a delicious snack to munch on whenever we catch a movie in the cinemas or simply eating our sorrows away while playing mahjong. We doubt there would be any chewy elements in this popcorn by Tong Garden, but a tea-infused flavour would be an interesting twist to the crunchy snack.
Price: $1.50. Order here
Seven Seven's Brown Sugar Bubble Tea Gummy Snack
This particular gummy snack has been making the rounds on social media for quite some time now. The brown sugar milk tea craze hasn’t died down since the introduction of the beverage last year or so, and this snack was said to be a chewy alternative to the beverage. Sold exclusively at 7-11 stores, this brown sugar bubble tea candy even as a chewy core which resembles the QQ boba pearls!
Emma Soft Serve Ice Cream
The soft serve speciality shop from Japan is known for its ‘gravity-defying’ ice cream where you can invert the cone and the ice cream wouldn’t fall out, which makes it a perfect IG-TikTok post. Emma Soft Serve came up with a Singapore-exclusive item - you guessed it - the Boba Taco Softie! Knowing how Singaporeans love our bubble tea, this dessert is a wafer-based milk soft serve (option of milk and charcoal cheese) topped with Okinawa brown sugar pearls and sprinkled with crushed nuts.
Bubble Milk Tea Crispy Seaweed
Thai snack brand, Tao Kae Noi has a whole range of flavoured seaweed catered to all taste buds and now, there’s one dedicated to the bubble tea lovers! This snack has been known for its savoury flavours like the Spicy Squid, Tom Yum Goong, Seafood Spicy BBQ, etc. This Bubble Milk Tea is probably one of the few sweet snacks in its range thus far. We aren’t sure if seaweed and bubble tea will be a matchmake in heaven, but anything teh is worth a try.
Price: $2.70. Available at FairPrice or order here
Bubble Tea Lava Cake
Shangri-La Hotel is jumping on the bandwagon to create their own rendition of a bubble tea cake, a luxurious sweet treat which features multiple layers of Earl Grey Japanese sponge cake sandwiched between chocolate-infused tea ganache, topped with mascarpone cheese Chantilly cream. Made by the hotel’s pastry chefs, this cake will well satisfy the tough critics.
Price: $9 (mini); $38 (350g); $60 (750g). Order here.
Homegrown bakery, BrotherBird is known for its artisanal flaky croissants, with flavours ranging from the classics like pain au chocolat and almond peach, to unique ones like mango sticky rice, dalgona coffee and boba milk tea. Yep! That’s milk tea custard stuffed with pearls within the flaky layers.
BrotherBird is open only for preorders at the moment. Their order slots get filled up within minutes so be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates.
Price: $5. Order here
Brown Sugar Bubble Tiramisu
Bubble tea speciality shop, Artea not only sells tea-infused beverage and bubble tea, their desserts are also a great hit among customers. One of it being the brown sugar bubble tiramisu which looks as good as it tastes. The cake is made of dipped lady fingers sponge, layered with whipped cream and mascarpone cheese and topped with brown pearls. Yums!
Since it’s a bubble tea shop, why not get your favourite cuppa while you’re at it!
Price: $8.80. Order here