The famous 青蛙撞奶 (Brown Sugar Boba Milk) – $3.80 from Taiwan has made its way to Singapore! It is available at R&B Tea located at the Marina Square Koufu food court.
In Chinese, the drink literally means frog milk shake.
But don’t worry, there won’t be frogs leaping out at you. It’s just named that way because the size and dark-coloured pearls are thought to resemble frog’s eggs.
So what so special about Brown Sugar Boba Milk at R&B Tea?
While most bubble tea brands tout about its soft and chewy pearls, the ones at R&B are not only chewy in texture, they are coated in a delectable thick and sticky layer of molten brown sugar. To prepare the pearls, they are first boiled for at least 3 hours in brown sugar along with a few other ‘secret’ ingredients. When we first tasted them, the pearls’ deep caramel flavours reminded us of Gula Melaka! The chewy texture also made them very addictive. We would have gone for seconds if the drink wasn’t so filling. Overall, the Brown Sugar Boba Milk was balanced in sweetness and textures when paired with the creamy fresh milk.
We also like the Oolong Tea Cream. Unlike usual milk teas, the Tea Cream from R&B comes with a swirl of thick cream that’s redolent of fragrant smoky tea flavour and topped with a sprinkle of Oreo bits. We love our tea strong, so this is winner in our books! To achieve that, the tea leaves are roasted over charcoal fire for 5-12 hours to yield a smoky flavour — a practice adopted by many Taiwanese bubble tea outlets worth its salt. Texture wise, the blend tastes is thick like a milk shake. Our only gripe was that the tea was a little sweet for us, even though it was at 50% sweetness. But that can be easily fixed, just ask for a lower sugar level.
R&B tea is offeirng a 1-for-1 promotion for its Brown Sugar Boba Milk from 2-4 Feb. Leap down to its store at Marina Square to enjoy some of that bubbly goodness.
#04-101/102 Koufu Cookhouse, Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: 11am-9pm (Daily)
Blk 470 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Opening hours: 10am-9pm (Daily)