Is Boba for old fogeys like me (and you?)
- Gary Soup Oct 14, 2006 01:53 PM
Another thread started by someone jonesing for good Boba and traditional Taiwanese snacks in the same package made me wondering about the wisdom of such a December-June marriage of food.
I like small eats, particularly savory small eats, of all ethnicities and have for decades, but do NOT get Boba at all. Is it just my lack of a sweet tooth, or I just too much of a hide-bound old fogey to accept Boba? Is anyone out there over 30 crazy for Boba, or who even likes Boba?
I have an over-50 friend who loves the stuff.
Doesn't do anything for me, but I don't like sweet drinks in general.
Yeah. I'm, uh, over 30 and love boba. I loved it before it became so popular. I was at some Chinatown joint in SF and I saw some kids at the next table order it and got one.
It was love at first slurp and chew. It is fun. It is tasty. I like the chewy tapioca. I like tapioca. I'm not so into the artificially flavored boba, but a good milk tea, green or black, with nice chewy boba on the bottom makes me happy. Don't tell me you don't like sago either?
I like the chewiness (but it often isn't, enough) but not the tea. So I don't bother. More room for savories. Would I have liked it when younger? Doubt it. Didn't like sweet drinks then either.
I love Boba too and am not a 30-something. I pine for my favorite Boba counter, great boba, great small bites- some of the best and tastiest and cheapest spring rolls around. There was nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a cold mango boba and an order of those rolls....right around $5 too. I knew that place would never last.
I love it & am nearing 50 (not by my own choice!) Don't like the super-sweet flavors, but passion fruit or mango or a honeydew freeze is delicious. My daughter loves the super sweet green tea w/ milk & peppermint, but I'm not a fan. I also like the less sweet Boba - some places don't seem to soak it in as much brown sugar syrup. Been drinking it for years since I first found in Hawaii, but try to avoid due to all the calories...