Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調 – Taiwan’s Instagrammable Bubble Tea Coming To Singapore, At The Clementi Mall
[Taipei, Taiwan] Is this the Return Of The Taiwanese Bubble Tea craze in Singapore?
The last few months, we were faced with the introduction of LiHo , return of Gong Cha and the appearance of many new shops such as PlayMade 丸作 with freshly made pearls.
Catching up on the trend of both Taiwanese bubble tea and Instagrammable drinks such as colourful layered drinks seen in night markets, Taiwanese-brand Bobii Frutii will be opening its very first store in Singapore at The Clementi Mall.
Known for their beautiful (and Instagrammable) layers made using milk, tea and colourful pearls, with no artificial flavourings, man-made essences, creamer or preservatives, Bobii Frutii has a total of 4 outlets in Taiwan and China.
Having tried the original store located in Taipei, their signature items have funky names that make me wonder about the flavours.
Think “Don’t Want To Work” (NT 80, SGD$3.60), “Mermaid’s Tears” (NT 100, SGD$4.50), “Childhood Memories” (NT100, SGD$4.50) and “Uji Snow” (NT120, SGD$5.40).
I had the Mermaid’s Tears” (NT 100, SGD$4.50), made using a ice blended concoction of mango, lemon, honey, milk and bobii dyed blue with butterfly pea flowers that resembled a mermaid’s tear.
Like all other butterfly pea drinks, the Bobii (Taiwanese slang for tapioca pearls) turned purple in contact with acidic drinks such as lemon juice.
The drink tasted like lemonade, light and refreshing, with plump and chewy pearls.
Pearls that are preservative-free come in 3 different flavours: Original, Butterfly Pea and Brown Sugar, are made in Taiwan and air-flown to Singapore.
Prices in Singapore are approximately $1-1.50 more expensive than our Taiwanese counterpart, with Mermaid’s Tears priced at $5.90 and Uji Snow at $6.50.
(Photo credit: Bobii Frutii Facebook)
With a total of 30 over drinks to choose from, the menu is divided into four categories (similar to Taiwan) — Tea/Au Lait (“served with milk” in French), Ice Blend, Matcha and Fruit Tea.
While majority of the items is similar to Taiwan, some local flavours will include a range of “Cheese Tea” (quite common these days I guess).
Will Bobii Frutii survive the bubble tea war? Let’s Bo Bi (保庇 means “pray” in Hokkien) for them.
Bobii Frutii 珍珠水果特調
C Shop, No.17, Lane 187, Sec.1, Dunhua S Rd, Daan Dist, Taipei 106, Taiwan
大安區敦化南路一段187巷17號C, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2772 9887
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Other branch: 信義店-新光三越信義新天地A11 6F
Shinkong Mitsukoshi Mall 6th Floor (Xinyi Place), No.11 Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 9:30am
Other Related Entries
Gong Cha (SingPost Centre)
LiHo (Tanjong Pagar Centre)
KOI Thé Singapor (Toa Payoh)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
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