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Bubble Tea frenzy had not only reach Malaysia. Apparently Korea also have this Heuk Hwa Dang 黑花堂 known as Korea no.1 Bubble milk Tea brand at the moment now opened its first branch in the heart of SS15.

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A style of its own and variety of milk tea available.

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They also specialize in softserve and their nougat cracker.

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Some of the drinks we tried:
Brown Sugar Bubble Milk @ RM 12.90 & Matcha Marble Milk Tea @ RM 13.90

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Rose Bubble milk Tea @ RM 12.90 & Jasmin Bubble Milk Tea @ RM 12.90

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Brown Sugar Coffee Latte @ RM 13.90

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1. Americano @ RM 9.90
2. Assamu Black Tea @ RM 8.90
3. Shakerato @ RM 12.90

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Coffee Bubble Soft Serve @ RM 15.90

This also mark Heuk Hwa Dang 黑花堂 also join in the race to be one of the bubble milk tea brand in ss15.

Location:
Heuk Hwa Dang 黑花堂
57, Jalan SS 15/8a,
Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours:
Daily : 11am – 12am

Tel: 010-233 9527

New generation of bubble tea had hit the Malaysian shores and have skyrocket the interest of all our bubble tea drinkers. The Alley is indeed one of a early starter to kick start this waves with their SS15 as one of their first outlet then spreading through their wings exponentially over a year. Had my first new wave bubble milk tea at The Alley Kepong, as the rest of the outlets were just too crazy.

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How to drink your tea? There is a trick to it.

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Kepong outlet queue is not that crazy as I mostly go during lunch time. With their signature drink is a must try for first timer – Brown Sugar Deerioca Milk @ RM 12.90. Love the balance of the sugar and milk and do note that there will no adjustment to be made from our usual order. Even though this drink is pretty good, but I find it quite pricey.

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Others that I tried will be like their normal Royal.9 Milk Tea @ RM 7.90 (which is still my favourite) fragrant of tea and boba is just perfect.

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Actually Brown Sugar Deerioca Chocolate @ RM 12.90 is pretty good. Cocoa powder and taste is pretty strong yet the brown sugar just enhance the sweetness of it.

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Do note that different outlet might have different taste as there is no consistency of SOP of it. I have tried Kepong, SS15 and SS2. By far SS2 is the worst. Kepong and SS15 still pretty similiar.

Overall, I still like the classic. Not the one with milk and black sugar as I felt kinda ripoff and still The Alley top in my list at the moment for their classic milk tea series.

Location:
The Alley Kepong
47, Jalan Rimbunan Raya 1,
Laman Rimbunan, 52100 Kuala Lumpur

Nothing much to do during Chinese New Year, so did some hunting to welcome back for bubble tea series. Instead of cafe hopping, we did Bubble tea shop hopping. CHATTO 茶社 Handcrafted Tea Bar Georgetown  is one of the latest outlet to be added into the list for bubble tea in Penang. Located in the edge of heritage zone, is one of the place for you to check them out before you drove off for next food hunting series.

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Believe these would be their signature series.

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interesting minimalist design. Wooden and white which is always the perfect match. If downstairs is full, then you can head upstairs for more seatings.

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One bad thing about the signage is that – handcrafted tea bar which crafted an expectation in my head. But looking at their prep for the drinks we order, I am not  too sure what is called handcrafted tea bar. Looks like normal Tealife or any other brands is preparing.

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The most recent trend is this Brown Sugar Pearl Latte @ RM 10.90. A simple drink that is filled with milk and the secret ingredient will be the brown sugar and pearl. To enhance the whole drinking experience. I find the drink so so only. For the price of that compare to others starting at RM 13 onwards, can close one eye for this. Not too sure if other places got good brown sugar pearl but The alley is pretty good.

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My friend had Matcha Pearl Latte @ RM 10.90. Nicely presented in 3 tier of colours. Tasted quite flat and only finish half cup each. I am sure there are other flavours that you guys like. Do share share in the comment section.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, so so only!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
CHATTO 茶社
143, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town,
10100 Penang

Operating Hours: 11.30am – 11.30pm

Tel: 04-251 9736

The war of bubble tea is back again. Now bringing the 2 latest crazy hype around South East Asia is these 2 leading brands Tiger Sugar and The Alley. So what are your thoughts? Which brand do you prefer?

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source from Shenzhen Review

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The Alley first made its mark in Klang Valley about 9 months ago and had made a huge hoo haa on it. I have heard lots of crazy stories about it and certainly love their little marketing gimmick to make the hype going strong.

I have only just recently tried this drink about a month ago at Kepong outlet. First, for their signature drink Brown Sugar Deerioca Milk with their pearls is slightly expensive. RM 13 for a cup of drink that is fill with milk, brown sugar and milk. Their pearl win as I would rate the best at the moment. It is bouncy and chewy. Would I come back again? Will be only once in a blue moon drink for such price tag. Now they have at least 10 outlets within Klang Valley and is aggressively expending to other states.

Next the biggest hype in Taiwan and Hong Kong is this Tiger Sugar.

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Tiger Sugar seems to be leading the pack when it comes to this version of deerioca brown sugar with milk. They have recently open their first outlet in Sunway Pyramid in early January and looking at the queue, you must have the patience to go through it. Their little gimmick with maximum flavour is that you must turn upside down 15 times before you start drinking.

How does it taste? I am not too sure as I have yet to try yet. Too lazy to queue as it is an estimation of 30 -45 minutes. Maybe, next round should go early in the morning to be the first. Eventually I will make a comment on who is the best bubble milk tea in KL.

Maybe should take nice picture of how the brown sugar trail down to make my instagram feed slightly better. At times we do really think of ways how do we want to increase our instagram followers. There are tricks to it.

  1. be hardworking (which I am lazy) place all those nice platting on a corner, nice lighting, shoot 10 – 20 shots to get 1 single money shot. Including at least 2 days 1 post.
  2. be creative (which I am lacking)
  3.  photo editing skills (which I have little about it) maybe I should brush up more in light room.
  4. comment and like other people’s feed. (this is how i did when I was building my blog donkey years ago)
  5. Get an agency to do it for you.

 

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