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Bubble Tea

briox Jul 21, 2008 10:50 AM

Having just moved back about a month and a half ago, I'm still familiarizing myself with modern New Orleans. Back when I lived here in the past, I had never heard of bubble tea. Now, I know it's everywhere and I'm starting to miss the stuff I used to indulge in in Austin. Thus, does anyone have recommendations on bubble tea?

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    mcegielski Jul 21, 2008 11:03 AM

    jasmine cafe in riverbend right at corner of st.charles/carrolton.

    about 15 different flavors

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      Hungry Celeste Jul 21, 2008 11:03 AM

      Frosty's Caffe in Metairie
      Mr. Bubbles, inside the Hong Kong Supermarket on Behrman Highway (westbank)
      Tan Dinh, Lafayette St. in Gretna
      ...plus plenty more places....

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        cheerstonola Jul 21, 2008 11:19 AM

        I'm curious, don't want to miss out on something special--What is Bubble Tea?
        you got me at 15 different flavors--no doubt I AM missing out!

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        1. re: cheerstonola
          mikemill Jul 21, 2008 11:43 AM

          I'm with Celeste on Mr. Bubbles inside HK Supermarket. I love the bubble tea there, and the sealed on tops that you poke the straw through.

          Cheerstonola: Bubble tea is a cold Asian drink, usually made with fruit flavors or dairy flavors, that typically contains tapioca balls, or "boba." It's delicious, and you should seek it out!

          1. re: mikemill
            gillsnthrills Jul 21, 2008 12:21 PM

            I agree about HK Supermarket. The coconut flavor is fantastic!

            1. re: gillsnthrills
              Hungry Celeste Jul 21, 2008 01:04 PM

              Mr. Bubbles now has some fruit "twist" flavors--two fruits in one. Peach mango was pretty tasty, can't remember all the others. Mr. B also gets points for having various fruit-flavored jelly cubes in addition to tapioca balls.

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          briox Jul 24, 2008 01:57 PM

          Thanks guys! I'll be sure to check out those places!

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          1. re: briox
            Suzy Wong Jul 27, 2008 01:39 PM

            You can also find a wide variety of Authentic bubble tea at:

            Ba Mien 13235 Chef Hwy N.O.70129 (thai tea is my favorite there)
            Dong Phuong Restaurant (right next to the bakery) 14207 Chef Hwy

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