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Anyone had bubble tea in Twin Cities?

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tubalard Jan 25, 2003 06:00 PM

It's tea made with big tapiocas and I've tried to copy it at home with no luck. I think it's Chinese but found a Thai style recipe on the internet.

Thanks.

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    eT Jan 29, 2003 03:47 PM

    Yes, there is a small shop called bubble tea located in roseville (!)
    On Lexington and a block North of Larpenteur in the mall across from the vintage Dairy Queen.

    Even for a strip mall store it lacks atmosphere, i.e. not much fun to sit in for long, but I thought their bubble tea compaarable to what I've had in Singapore and Taiwan!

    -jim

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      Jessica Jan 29, 2003 10:36 PM

      They also have bubble tea at Quang's on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis. I haven't tried it, however.

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        Gail Mar 8, 2003 03:32 PM

        I recently moved to Mlps from San Francisco where there were numerous shops serving tapioca drinks (aka bubble tea). I have been on the hunt for a good tapioca drink place here in the Twin Cities ever since.

        I have visited the aforementioned store in Roseville on several occasions and found that their drinks are usually too sweet. I think that is must be because they cook the tapioca balls in a syrup mixture instead of plain water. While I am not sure how this compares to those drinks served in Singapore and Taiwan, they are on the whole much, much sweeter than those served in San Francisco.

      2. AliceS Aug 15, 2006 04:58 PM

        I just went to Shuang Hur, the big Asian grocery store nearby and they have a sign advertising $2 bubble tea. I have no idea of the quality, but it is there.
        It is on University just West of Dale.

        1. bob s Aug 15, 2006 06:56 PM

          This was also discussed a few weeks ago in the following post:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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