Top 3 Bubble Tea Food Companions

To most of us, savory foods and bubble tea are a match made in heaven: as a meal, and as props for an ugh-that-looks-good Instagram story. There’s something super satisfying about eating or photographing, say, spicy popcorn chicken with wooden skewers and a passion fruit slush with tapioca—together. Here are the top three bubble tea matches to experience:

Popcorn Chicken

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Hot and crispy, the popcorn chicken sits in a box, ready to be devoured with a skewer. You take one bite and say to your friend, “That’s so good! Try it, try it!” She jumps in with her skewer and the two of you stare at each other with mutual expressions. Without saying a word, you grab your bubble tea and embrace the flavor of the tea along with the chewiness of the boba.

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TAKOYAKI

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Six ball-shaped Japanese treats in a boat-shaped paper tray in front of you and you can’t wait to taste “the rainbow,” the flavorful round whirls of flour, diced octopus, pickled ginger, green onion, and tempura flakes. It’s perfectly salted, the ginger adds an unforgettable tanginess, and you wish you could have it every single day. Down to your last one, you’re heartbroken and mad at yourself for eating so quickly, but then you look to your right and find your strawberry bubble tea waiting for you—it’s no longer the end of the world.

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SAVORY SKEWERS

You’re singing in your head, "Walkin' fast, faces pass, and I'm homebound,” but pause immediately when you notice a man, his truck, and congested, glistening skewers that lie on a grill. You glance at the menu and there just happens to be as many delicious options as the bubble tea spot that you left not too long ago. “Nah, this is enough,” you contemplate while eyeing your bubble tea. Suddenly, you hear “Yeah?” and know that it’s time to make a decision. “One lamb. One chicken. Make it spicy, too!”

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