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,
Malaysia.

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 Taiwan – Conclusion

Though it has been over 4 months since my trip, I’ve finally get to finish up about my visit. I’m pretty sure my colleagues were relieved after reading my Day 15 & Day 16 post. LOL.

Taipei 101

All in all, it was a kick-ass trip I’ve ever had in a long long time. Though we did not have any solid itinerary at all, I’ve got to say that it went really well. This trip provides wonderful memories as it was all about being in different environment in a different country. Besides, it was all about foods and valuable experience that I’ve tried and gained which I will not trade for anything else.

Steel

Great companies during holidays means a lot. And I am glad that great friends were with me throughout this trip. Seriously, nothing beats an enjoyable care-free holiday with people you are comfortable with. Though there were moments which we stressed upon; i.e. ‘rapid financial depletion’, I have to say that I enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Oh yes, the ‘rapid financial depletion’ part is another experience which I will not forget and that part itself somehow prepared me for my future holidays; that is to always have extra cash in hand (or credit card, if any). You will never know when shits happened.

Lighthouse

The stroll (or trekking) in Taroko National Park. The buzzing city of Taipei. The hilarious moments we went thru. The weirdest food we had in Taichung. The crazy moments we did when we were at Alishan. The torturous moment during Day 2. These were a few that I fondly remembered of. But, the best part that I love the most was our stop at Kenting. The scenery is just breath-taking. Before I forget, we defined ‘backpacking with style’ in our own way…

Beef Noodles

Honestly, this trip did burn a huge hole into my savings. The amount of money I’ve spent in this trip was well-worth and it was the highlight of my year 2008. Though my colleagues thought I’ve eloped as I did not tell them about my sudden long disappearance, this trip was my well-deserved break which I had been longing for since I started working. By the way, as of writing this post, I am still single and unattached.

Taroko Gorge

So, do head over to my Flickr if you want to view pictures I took during this trip. If you are interested in very detailed journal of this trip, head over to my friend’s website.

I’m so looking forward to my next holiday… which I don’t know when and where.




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