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Over quite sometime there are many Hong Kong dessert that open and close down to the extend some of it are very good ones and I often wonder how come no one took this franchise Hoi Lau Shan that serve superb mango dessert in many version. Guess what?!! Finally one of the best Hong Kong dessert Hoi Lau Shan had put a step in Malaysia and 1-Utama being their first outlet.

I am very sure many of you that travel to Hong Kong will be familiar with this brand as its nearly available every where, something like our bubble tea Taiwan version. I rarely miss this dessert as everytime I went to Hong Kong upon arrival at the air port I would wallop 2-3 cups of these dessert before I take my public transportation. If you are a dessert lover then you would not want to miss it~

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Now most Malaysians need not travel to Hong Kong to take this dessert anymore as it available here now, located at first floor in front of Isetan at 1-Utama Old Wing. Its just a few days old and well, I just cant resist the temptation and faster came here to satisfy my crave hoping that what is serve here would be something similar to the ones in Hong Kong. Besides that, if I remember correctly those branches in Hong Kong do not have the word healthy dessert…hmmm , I guess here they serve healthy ones?

As I was sitting and happily place my order, many of passerby checking out their menu and many are skeptical on their dessert. .

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Standing there and stare blankly then walk away.

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Its more like a kiosk style that smack right in the middle of the new old wing and its pretty hard for you to miss this huge orange sign board.

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Menu are the same compare to the ones in Hong Kong as I have just return there 2 months ago . .

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As I browse thru the menu one thing that caught my attention so hard is the pricing here, I would that that it cost a bomb to order and didnt know that it is so cheap here. A simple bowl of these dessert cost from RM9.90 onwards? OMG! In Hong Kong the ones that I usually order cost about HKD 48 = RM 24 per bowl here and I can say its at least 55% cheaper here!!!

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Staring at the menu, I happily ordered all my favourites and to my disappointment one of my favorite which is with pamelo is out of stock as according to their waiter, he apologize as they are just a few days old and will restock very soon.

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Mango Juice & Mango Cube – Mango Jelly @ RM 7.90. I usually had 2 cups of these that filled with thick freshly blend mango, top with mango cubes and jelly at the bottom, that makes me slurppp non stop of this. Surprisingly, the taste is like 80% similiar just that its not so sweet compare to the ones in Hong Kong.

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Mango Icey Sweetie Ball @ RM 11.90 with freshly blend mango puree, mango cubes and glutinous ball. As near to Hong Kong version itself the glutinous ball is near to pretty hard not like our Malaysian version which is soft and chewy. Some of you might not like it.

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One of the thing that you must not miss is this Fresh Mango Mochi @ RM 4.90 for 3 pieces

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Skin over here is a bit thick yet its still soft that is made from mango and its shove with one huge chunk of mango cubes inside and outer layer is rube with coconut. One of my favourite and for RM4.90 I what 9 of these. Satisfying!

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Triple Mango Delight @ RM 9.90

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Filled with mango Ice cream, mango cubes, and a layer of mango pudding. The pudding tasted a bit artificial but well, I still enjoy my dessert.

If I get to order my Mango with Pamelo, it would be a perfect order yet nevertheless it is indeed satisfying for the price we are paying.

Upon what I eat today is my recommended list and if you like try others it should be fine, but not too miss these few as I mention to start off with . .

Last round in Hong Kong me and Ken (foodpoi.com) both of us whack this dessert with similiar amount cost us about RM120 which is near whopping HKD 250 just for these dessert itself and now for tonight I pay about RM50 for this whole package! Even my malay friends that went to Hong Kong they enjoy these dessert very much and ta pau mochi back for their parents!

Definately I am coming for more with its price being offered here. Taste is 80% similiar to the ones in Hong Kong as I believe the mango is less sweet and aromatic compare to the ones in Hong Kong. Well, with the price I am paying certainly I have no complain and just to enjoy.

One of the highly recommended Hong Kong dessert now from me!

Remark: After went to this outlet a few times, find that their quality is like roller coaster, sometimes its superb, sometimes it far below par because of the mango quality they have for the day. Its rather dissapointing compare to the first day that I had it. On htis branch, do not put so much high hope yet something to look for. . .

*Updates – 2nd jan 2014 : officially their dessert quality drop from bad to worst

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, ~  recommended ! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Hoi Lau Shan Healthy dessert
First Floor, Old Wing
1-Utama Shopping Mall,
(in front of Isetan)

Deserts Lovers, which brand do you prefer since we have Taiwan fever deserts booming in our country at the moment, from drinks (bubble tea) to ice desert series with the brand like Chatime, Gong Cha, Snowflakes and now UFO which in the same area had another brand of Taiwanese desert that I did not even bother to write on.

[ No longer in Operation ]

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I have heard good feedback from my friend regarding on UFO another Taiwanese Deserts as they rate this second best after Snowflakes (click here). YES. . . UFO is not actually the alien UFO is just a taiwanese desert shop with the catchy name. Since its nearby my work area, I gather my colleague to have dinner then come by for deserts after that.

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UFO Taiwanese desert is located in the heart of SS2 with its super big billboard that is hard to miss, which is the same row of Police Station.

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Of course we are here to try on their ice series .. .

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I guess this is how the name par on it, with UFO calling number. It will vibrate when your order is ready.

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always wanted to start order with Soya series but it was out of stock so go for their classic range, Grass Jelly series. . . .

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Grass Jelly with 3 toppings (mini taro balls, red bean, pearl)

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Ai Yu Jelly with glutinous balls

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Matcha Special @ RM 6

Overall in this outlet, Grass Jelly certainly have its taste which is pretty strong and did not dissapoint us at all and the best series I would recommend is their Matcha or Green Tea Ice Series that have strong taste of green tea and pair very well with other ingredient and all of us agree that its one of the best to look for in this shop.

Price starting from RM4.50 (1topping) to RM6.00 (3toppings) 

If you wanted to order their bubble tea, just save your money and order the ice series. Pretty disappointing.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10,  Recommended on their Green Tea Series~-Stamped-

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

Location:
UFO Desserts
No 86, Jalan SS2/60,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS : N03 07.119′ E101 37.437′
(Same row with CIMB Bank/Police Station)

Business Hour :
Sun – Thurs: 1pm- 1am
Fri & Sat : 1pm – 2am

Tel : 03-78758686

Alright, now in the market I cannot remember how many brands I have come across and had tried how many already, since after Chatime started in Malaysia last year and Taiwan bubble tea industry in Malaysia had boom just like that. Just about a year, you can now find more than 10 Taiwanese bubble milk tea are in the market and many of them also mention no.1 in here and there. Share Tea.

[Update] Mostly closed down

Another new brand that pop out in my office area is this brand called Share Tea since 1992 and its Taiwan No.1 brand that had just landed with their first outlet in Sungai Wang.

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Tried on Honey Aloe Vera , Classic Pearl Milk Tea (which is very mild in taste)

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Mango Green TEa with Cream  and Ice Jelly turns out to be the best so far. . .

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Lime Green Tea with Yakult with mini pearls, so so only

and overall currently this brand is my last choice of brand I would turn to.

Website: Share Tea

Location:
Jaya One (nearby center court)

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I was at Sunway Pyramid last weekend and walking alone to do some christmas shopping saw another new brand of bubble milk tea Mr.Wish located at the old wing or infront of Nando’s.

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The outlet itself attracted me and after browsing thru their menu, this is one of the milk tea shop that offers something different that capture my attention is their fruit tea series.

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Something that is not the same compare to many other outlet as they have Tea Latte, Fruit Tea and on that day I just decided to try out their Fruit Tea special.

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My order is Lychee Fruit Tea with Pulp, which is a bit special compare to other brand and honestly, so many brands in the market, this Mr.Tea Fruit tea series stood up in my own personal chart, strong tea taste with a hint of lychee at the end of the taste, very refreshing and get to bite some of the fruit pulp. RM6.90.

I am looking forward to try their other flavours especially on their tea and milk tea series~

website: Mr-Wish.com

Location:
Sunway Pyramid (old wing)
infront of Nando’s

It is very funny that how year 2011 suddenly boom with so many international franchise bubble milk tea in Malaysia, especially those brand from Taiwan. First start off with Cha Time, Gong Cha and a few more brands from Taiwan, then come Ochado from Japan and now Dong Cha is from Hong Kong.

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Whenever I drop by IOI Mall Puchong, I tend to try out this brand more and found that they have some good drinks. Dong Cha is located at the Ground Floor of new wing in IOI Mall, nearby the escalator.

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Dong cha have something different compare to other bubble milk tea outlet is that they have this little snacks, Wagashi that is made fresh right in front of your eyes that is a assorted hot cakes filled with different fillings in it.

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I read in the net, saying that Wagashi is from Taiwan that makes a little combination of Taiwan and Hong Kong in Dong Cha.

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They have a few flavors and size to chose as in this picture is the Jumbo Wagashi

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  • Jumbo Cream
  • Belgium Chocolate With Cream
  • Italy Coffee With Cream
  • Matcha Red Bean With Cream
  • Peanut Cream With Mochi

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quite a huge range of drinks to choose from in Dong Cha.

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Compare with other outlet, I like their Moose Tea which the tea flavor is more thick, the creamy filling that mix along does not make it too milky and its just nice. If you are saying Moose tea version, Dong Cha stood up.

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Price is very reasonable and for around RM5 you can get a big cup already.

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Then Kelly have never tried this brand of Milk Tea before, she decided to give it a try. End Result, my fav brand still the best in Original Pearl Milk Tea.

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Kelly and her drink

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And as we were very full from our dinner, we opted to try the Wagashi in smaller version.

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No doubt that the aroma of the Wagashi is very very nice in smell, texture is like cake and do not eat it while it hot, just let it cool down a bit and it will taste much better. We tried, their Original Flavour, Chocolate and Peanut. I like Peanut and Original flavor more.

Well, its another bubble milk tea brand for you to try out.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, not bad lah~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Dong Cha
EG-13, GF IOI Mall,
Jalan Puchong Batu 9,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100, Puchong

Tel: 03 – 8076 7726

Business Hours:
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Website: http://www.idongcha.com/

It seems that Taiwanese  bubble milk tea seems like the latest trend to hit in Malaysian shores. First was Cha Time to boom in the market, then few months down the road, next brand that my friends talk about is this latest brand in the market Dong Cha which is also origins from Taiwan, also I realize that there are a few more brands opening up within this 2 months. . Gong Cha (貢茶) which origins from Kaohsiung in Taiwan since 2006 then start from 2009 they have bubble to Asians countries like Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and a few more. Hit to Malaysia few months ago

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This is how Gong Cha outlet looks like in The Gardens, Mid valley which located at 1st floor if I am not mistaken it is located on 2nd floor on Paparich/Digi/Maxis that wing.

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This on the wall would be their signature drink and its the same like all Taiwanese bubble milk tea, you get to choose your level of  sweetness level – no sugar, 30%, 50%, 70% and full sugar.

Seems like they are quite famous for their Signature Milk Tea and the ways to drink it:

  1. Milk moustache – without stirring, sip the freshly brewed tea from top layer of milk foam.
  2. Tea off – without stirring, slurp the tea from the bottom with a straw to savour the freshness and complexity of the tea.
  3. All in one – Stir both layers together and enjoy a perfect blend of milky froth and aromatic tea!

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So I ordered and tried their signature drink which I am quite satisfied when I order in their another outlet in SS15.. Since I want to intro this to my friend we decided to try out this branch . .

I would say that I am just very disappointed with the drinks that they have in this branch compare to the one I tried in SS15 as the taste differ so much. My friend just had her Oo Long Tea  a few sips then she gave me the whole cup and I tried it, its like putting milk in plain water and stir it.. Then I throw it away. The Green Tea I had was quite disappointing as well . .

To me I find it weird that how can the quality differ from both branches? I guess that their worker did not train well to mix the whole ingredient well . .  Well well, I should give them another try on their Gardens outlet again . .

Besides that, some of my friends prefer Gong Cha over Cha Time. .  Depends on your preference oh~

Location:

S-238B, 2nd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.Business hours : 10AM – 10PM

For me, I would say I am a big fan of bubble tea. Still miss the time when I was studying in Melbourne and take bus back to my house will pass by this bubble tea located at Box Hill Train Station which will definitely walk pass by there. Me and my housemate got addicted till we had 4-5 cups a week till we know most of the people working in there and get to have special mix combination that not in the menu. Chatime had landed in Malaysia.

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After so long, to get a very nice bubble tea in KL is very hard, not until recently I heard one of my friend mention that one of our friend opening a famous Bubble Tea from Taiwan very soon and asking me to watch out. It was not till I heard they are the master owner of this very famous brand for Malaysia market Chatime which located at hottest shopping location area, Level 4, Pavilion (in front of True Fitness). Not to mention I have recently came back from Taiwan and only realise that actual bubble tea is so much different compare to our local market that they have in the mall or pasar malam. They acutally have a very original taste of tea of the mixture rather than most of them are using powder.

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Chatime is quite a well know brand which spread its wings with more than 300 outlets across the globe. One of the drinks to look for is that they do not really use powder but nicely brew tea, mix and match of alot of flavours. Upon ordering we are able to choose less sugar or more sugar just like it is as I experience in Taiwan.

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They have long list of drinks available but this are so far their signature or recommended drink.

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For me the usual way to test the best out of the drink is always go for their original drink ‘Original Milk Tea with Pearls’. Aromatic of tea flavor and milk that doesn’t not taste too condense milky along with the ngam ngam mixed pearl is just good, would just easily beat any of the stalls out there.  RM5.90 – highly recommended

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Another recommendation by one of the staff is ‘Japanese Match Red Bean Smoothie’. If you are looking something cold, then this is an good option, strong green tea flavor that combines well with the red bean that make it solid in taste, and I just forgot to add pearl, it would have been more perfect. RM5.90

So far I like both Snowflakes and Chatime Bubble tea range, something that I would definitely want to have when I go to Pavilion.

For all parties that are interested in getting their Chatime Franchise, please contact them at : 03-77850580

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, Very Good ah~ Recommended~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Chatime
Lvl 4, Pavilion
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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