Chen Sanding Brown Sugar Pearl Milk 陳三鼎黑糖青蛙撞奶

You know pearl tea. It's a big thing in Taiwan. It is also called bubble tea, boba, tapioca. Sometimes the chewy, or as we say in Taipei "QQ," dark orbs are spooned into other drinks, like milk. Sometimes the pearls are made of brown sugar. Chen Sanding Brown Sugar Pearl Milk 陳三鼎黑糖青蛙撞奶 in Taipei's Gongguan night market serves just that. They have some other drinks, more QQ jelly drink. The name of the stand is 黑糖 (hei1tang2) which means black sugar, so just order that. Ok? Ok. Its been around for a while, at least 15 years claims my boyfriend who says it was a regular treat in high school. I'm not finding much information to confirm or deny it. Eater's Taipei 38 calls it a, "hard must."

There is always a line at the Chen Sanding Brown Sugar Pearl Milk stand, but do not be afraid. The line moves quickly. We waited for about 3 minutes behind 10-12 people. The words hanging vertically from the sign are the menu. If it is your first time, just point at the black sugar pearls and nod your head yes to any question. You won't go wrong.

Above you can see a vat of black sugar pearls. They are warm and spooned into cold milk which makes for an excellent sensation of hot, cold, sweet and chewy. The stand is also located directly across from the one of the most famous gua bao stands in Taipei. All that for $35 NTD, or roughly $1.10 USD.

Chen Sanding Brown Sugar Pearl Milk 陳三鼎黑糖青蛙撞奶


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