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Aaron Feb 17, 2007 06:29 PM

A friend and I split a curious concoction in Downtown Oakland yesterday. We picked up said beverage/treat at a Chinese take-out place. This creation was a sweetened liquid with various components (ours had rice, beans and tapioca noodles). Though ours had coconut milk, many did not and the chunky bits varied.
Does anyone know what this is called and where else it's available?

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    finchycocoa Feb 17, 2007 08:29 PM

    where: quickly--what bubble tea or boba

    look up locations online.

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      Aaron Feb 18, 2007 07:32 AM

      No it wasn't boba, and it wasn't quickly. This place was relatively non-distinct, but had a fridge case full of different kinds of these drinks already made.

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        kc72 Feb 18, 2007 07:44 AM

        Think you might referring to the drink that's commonly found at pho restaurants - but I have no idea what the name is. You can probably find them at Cam Huong on Webster (between 9th and 10th).

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          Sophia C. Feb 18, 2007 05:03 PM

          The name of the Vietnamese dessert served at Cam Huong is called "che" (found in the back refrigerator for about $1)

          Here's a picture of various che's: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Vietnamesedessertssweetcongee.jpg

          Here's are several recipes for che's:
          http://asiarecipe.com/viedesserts.htm...

          Coconut milk is the common milky addition to sweet and creamy che's, although if you make it at home you can add liquid hazelnut flavored non-dairy creamer for a delicious variation.

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            Aaron Feb 20, 2007 02:16 PM

            Yeah. That looks like it's it. Thanks for the info.

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              Aaron Feb 21, 2007 06:19 PM

              One more question...how is that pronounced?

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            Gary Soup Feb 18, 2007 08:06 AM

            The "where" finchycocoa was giving you was in response to your asking where else it's available.

            There are an almost infinite number of variants on boba-like tea (whether they have "bobas" in them or not. The Quickly menu offers a coconut milk tea and has a long list of optional addins, including beans. Are you sure the "rice" wasn't actualy barley?

            http://www.quicklyusa.com/quicklymenu...

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              finchycocoa Feb 18, 2007 06:56 PM

              Thanks for clarifying. I like jasmine Milk tea with tapioca but there is no coconut milk in it.

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            peppatty Feb 20, 2007 02:22 PM

            Quickly and other boba tea places are different than the vietnamese style dessert Aaron is refering to. Many vietnamese pho places have tons of these listed on the beverages part of their menus. My personal favorite and easiest to find is the "3 color".

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