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ISO: Boba (large) tapioca for making bubble tea

Maximilien Apr 13, 2014 05:39 PM

Is it easy to find large tapioca to make bubble tea ?

If yes, I assume that I can find it in chinatown or maybe at the asian store on Décarie in westmount?



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  1. hala RE: Maximilien Apr 13, 2014 06:19 PM

    Many asian stores carry it. I found the regular brown tapioca and also intriguingly coloured bubbles at Marche G&D on St Laurent just above Viger. The bags at G&D were bigger than the ones I have seen at other stores. It really does not take more than a handful to make a lot of bubbles for many drinks and they do dry out and become harder to cook if you store them for too long, so I would look for a smaller size.

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      mammab RE: Maximilien Apr 14, 2014 05:03 AM

      Marche Hawai on Marcel Laurin in Ville St Laurent has everything you need for "bubble tea"

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        Maximilien RE: Maximilien Apr 15, 2014 05:27 PM

        Got some colored Tapioca pearls from the korean store on Décarie.

        First batch was very good.

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          hala RE: Maximilien Apr 16, 2014 03:12 PM

          How big was the bag it came in?

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            Maximilien RE: hala Apr 17, 2014 04:03 AM

            It's a small bag (250g) of large colored tapioca pearl (Wu Fu Yuan Tapioca Pearl Color)

        2. Ruthie789 RE: Maximilien May 6, 2014 08:34 PM

          I recently saw this at a bulk store.

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            hala RE: Ruthie789 May 6, 2014 08:44 PM

            which one? Was it in a bin where one can take as much as one wants?

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              Ruthie789 RE: hala May 7, 2014 04:14 AM

              I am sure I saw it at the store on St. John's road that sells nuts and dried goods. The one near the DQ.

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              Maximilien RE: Ruthie789 May 7, 2014 04:02 AM

              what bulk store ?

              Good Idea, I will walk by Frenco on St-Lo this afternoon, I will check if they have some.

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