bookmark_borderGong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

UPDATE : Gong Cha Malaysia has opened another outlet in The Gardens Mall. Click here to read more.

I was not a big fan of bubble tea… initially. The sight of flavoured powders and pre-mixed cordial juices didn’t attract my attention at all and usually, they can’t replicate the authentic taste of a real bubble tea that I had tasted in Taiwan.

Gong Cha Malaysia

*photo from Gong Cha Malaysia Facebook Page

But that was then as my perception has pretty much changed when I first had better tasting ones without any artificial flavouring in it. My interest grew stronger as my friend recommended me to try out Gong Cha Bubble Tea when I was in Singapore not long ago. Since then, as they said, the rest is history.

Gong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

For the uninitiated, Gong Cha originated from Kaohsiong, Taiwan since 2006 and has become one of the prominent players in bubble tea industry. The fact that they have multiple chains in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines and Singapore pretty much speaks of its famous brand itself and has garnered a pretty large fan base. Regardless of the location, the queue was pretty long when I bought a cuppa in Singapore.

Gong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

And now, Gong Cha has expanded again and set their foot firmly on Malaysia’s sole. With its first outlet in SS15, Subang Jaya, Gong Cha is ready to gain more fans as well as serving their existing loyal customers who had tried them in other countries.

Signature Green Milk Tea With White Pearls
Signature Milk Green Tea With White Pearls (RM6.90)

One particular drink that set them apart from other bubble tea shops / brands is their Signature Milk Tea. Although many have proclaimed of their own version of ‘signature’ series, it is theirs (Gong Cha) that had me hooked to it. Unlike the normal bubble milk tea, Gong Cha’s Signature Milk Tea has something special to it. After all, they are the originator of such special milk tea.

Gong Cha Signature Black Milk Tea With Pearls
Signature Milk Black Tea With Pearls (RM6.90)

The combination of their specially made creamy smooth fresh milk foam on top of the freshly brewed tea works amazingly well. With a choice of black, green, Oolong or winter melon brewed tea, my personal favourite would be the Signature Milk Winter Melon Tea with bubbles (or pearls to some quarters). The taste of winter melon tea is refreshing while the ever savoury taste of fresh milk foam introduces a slight salt-ish side to the drink which hits the spot nicely. A bit of sweetness and saltiness makes the drink rather interesting… and addictive at the same time.

Ways to drink Gong Cha Signature Milk Tea

Besides that, Gong Cha made it all more interesting to have a go at their Signature Milk Tea. There are three (3) ways to indulge it; to drink it from top to bottom, bottom to top or to mix them all and drink it as a whole. Each ‘technique’ will produce a different experience and it’s up to individual’s preference on how they would like their drink to taste like.

Gong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

Other than their Signature series, they are also known for white pearls. Unlike the normal black pearls, these white ones are low in calories, carbs and what’s not which makes them a healthy option… especially for those health freaks. Besides that, they are of different texture which requires a little more bite to it. Nevertheless, they are definitely moreish just like the black pearls.

Gong Cha Bubble Tea Malaysia

I’ve not tried all of their drinks in the menu yet but those two that I mentioned in this writing gave me sufficient reason to visit them over and over again. Checkout their Facebook for more updates… or even better, head over to SS15, Subang Jaya for an awesome cup of authentic bubble tea!

Address :
3, Jalan SS15/7,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Business Hours : 12PM – 10PM (Mondays – Thursdays) / 12PM – 12AM (Fridays – Saturdays) / 12PM – 11PM (Sundays)

Map :

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GPS Coordinates : 3.076227, 101.590415

Check out their Facebook on the locations in Malaysia.

bookmark_borderIn Singapore – Garrett Popcorn, City Link Mall

We were in rush but this shop managed to get our attention when we walked pass it while we were on our way towards Raffles City MRT station. Perhaps, it was the long queue outside the shop got us wondering what’s the fuss. Customers were queuing, overlooking at the counter, waiting for their turn patiently.

Garrett Popcorn

And secondly, it was the aromatic sweet scent emitted out of the shop that got us all worked up. It was the familiar scent we couldn’t recall what it was but we knew we were familiar with it.

Garrett Popcorn

Upon closer inspection, we found out that this particular shop; Garrett Popcorn, sells nothing but popcorns only. Various flavoured popcorns. By then, we were already in queue waiting for our turn to buy / try ’em. As the matter of fact, we were so eager to try it that we’ve totally forgotten about our initial plan.

Garrett Popcorn

There were various flavours to choose from. But the most notable ones were the CheeseCorn® and CaramelCrisp®. Instead of going for single flavour, we decided to get the small size of The Chicago Mix.

Garrett Popcorn The Chicago Mix

Priced at SGD$8, it came in a small paperbag with a mixture of CheeseCorn® and CaramelCrisp®. Although the size was small, the portion was pretty decent.

The Chicago Mix

Whether it’s cheese or caramel, each piece of popcorns was large and coated evenly… unlike those you get from cinema. Besides, they were fresh, crisp and light. The sweet bitter taste of caramel plus the salty flavour of the cheese made them really addictive stuff especially when you rotate the flavours. Despite being advised to consume it as soon as possible (as stated on the paperbag), their crisp texture were retained even after we opened it an hour later. There were various sizes for takeaways. The biggest I saw was in a gallon tin. But most of the time, when I was there, customers were taking away a few packets.

The Chicago Mix

So, do check it out if you are a popcorn lover. The staffs were patient and friendly although there were long queues behind us. They even let us to try out the flavours before buying. And, rest assured that the quality is there as they claimed that their popcorns are made fresh daily… which I can concur judging by the quality of popcorns they served. After all, Oprah named it as one of her favourite things in the year 2002 and 2005.

Address :
1 Raffles Link,
#B1-26A City Link Mall

Telephone Number : +65 6238 9987

Opening Hours :
Monday – Thursday : 11AM – 10PM
Friday – Sunday : 10AM – 10PM

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