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April 19, 2013

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So I’m sure a lot of you have tried Bubble Tea before and you probably have some mixed reviews. I know a lot of my friends enjoy the taste of the tea itself but can’t stand the tapioca pearls. It’s the texture that throws them off, says it reminds them of snot. Well, I disagree with you on that one, but I will say that if you go to a not so hot bubble tea store, they might have overcooked their tapioca pearls causing them to feel slimy in your mouth. Gong Cha is NOT that place.

Out of all the places I have tried, Gong Cha is the first bubble tea shop that blew my mind. BWEEEPP BWEEP BWEEEEEE! I feel like they are the Starbucks of bubble tea, and I can say that because I worked at Starbucks. Like Starbucks and brewed coffee, Gong Cha is dedicated to brewing fresh tea for their drinks, writing notes on their vats of delicious tea regarding when they were brewed and if they need to be changed. They allow your to personalize your drink and very importantly, they have a kick ass assembly line that smoothly gets your drink ordered without any mistakes. No matter what Gong Cha I go to, the quality remains the same. Oh, so Starbucksy! :D

We talked briefly in the video about how to order your drink and personalize it, but I think it’s easier to just explain it while looking at the picture we took. This is really the most intimidating part of Gong Cha! I’m going to go through how we order our favourite drink and maybe next time you’re in Korea or at a Gong Cha in another part of the world you can order confidently and let us know if you like our style! Also, the price is great, drinks start at ₩3,900 and go up to ₩5,700 for the special jumbo sized health drinks, and they always give you TONS of bubbles. Other places skimp out on bubbles sometimes. NEVER SKIMP ON BUBBLES!!!

Gongcha How To

How to order the Eatyourkimchi Crew Favourite:

Step 1: Pick your base drink: Black Milk Tea

Step 2: Pick you size: Large

Step 3: Toppings: Pearl

Step 4: Sugar Level: 30%

Step 5: Ice Level: If it’s a warm day we go for 50%, if it’s cooler out, 0% (they still make it with ice, but it melts by the time you get it).

I ordered this Black Milk Tea today as a personal sacrifice for you guise, just to show you this picture. *shifty eyes* When you order at the cash they print out this lovely sticker with all the info for your drink as well as your number (which is on your receipt) and they call it out so that no one else takes your drink by mistake. You show them your receipt when you pick it up, and then they’ll ask if you want the straw in the drink or the straw on the side. We always say yes, but if you’re travelling to somewhere else, say no because you’ll get a perfectly sealed non-leaking drink.

Martina's Tea

Some notes on the ordering process. We’ve tried all the toppings. The herbal jelly isn’t for everyone. It has its own very strong taste so it can be very over powering. We aren’t fond of the white pearl. It’s too tough to chew (apparently it’s made from seaweed) but for those of you that don’t like the soft texture of the pearls, maybe the white pearls are for you. The ai-yu jelly was…interesting…what is that flavour? Anyone? We’ll stick to the original pearl. Maybe the other pearl types are better for different drinks, the the juices and special health drinks?

We aren’t really into sweet drinks, we don’t take sugar in our coffee and we don’t put sugar in our tea. However, we have ordered it without sugar before and it was just too overwhelmingly creamy. They make the black milk tea, not with milk, but with something magical that I don’t want to know about because it’s probably super fatty and unhealthy (SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!! I WON’T LISTEN!!!!) but the little amount of sugar cuts the cream taste. If I order the coffee based drinks, I ask for NO SUGAR. If I get the green tea based drinks, it depends on how I feel, but usually no sugar.

The ice level is super important! No ice will give you more tea, but the ice melts so quickly it leaves you with a room temperature luke warm drink which is neither good nor bad. You gotta get some ice! If you get too much ice, you’re left with either no tea (if you drink quickly) or a watered down version. Blah! However, if we order the House Special drinks, we often go with no ice so that we can get more of the specialness of the tea. That weird cream they put on top is SOOOOO YUMMY! Give me MORRRRRR!!!!

Other EYK Crew favourites:

House Special Green Tea (No sugar, 50% or)
House Special Oolong Tea (No sugar or 30%, no ice)

Honey Milk Tea (50% sugar, 50%)
Toffee Milk Tea (No sugar, 50%)
Toffee Coffee (No sugar, 50%)
Chocolate Milk Tea (No sugar, 50%)

So that’s about it! Let us know if you’ve had Gong Cha and what your likes/dislikes are. We heard Taro Tea is really good but apparently Gong Cha doesn’t make it (or doesn’t make it well). If you haven’t tried Gong Cha, have you tried a different brand? Let’s share the bubble tea love! :D

Also, we have a few deleted scenes and slip ups, and some other Nasties we met along the way in this week’s Blooper Reel. Check it out!

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  1. This was the first ever EYK video I ever watched! I fell in love with them IMMEDIATELY. Haven’t stopped watching since. I can relate to you guise so much! I even started spelling guise that way instead of guys! I also thought I was your youngest fan (age 11 when I started, 13 now) but one of the eatyoursushi videos debunked that. Finally, I found a much better bubble tea place. It’s in my town in NJ, so if you ever stop by Ridgewood NJ, Village Tea Shop is the place to go!

    12 months ago
  2. I don’t know why but I actually wanna try the winter melon milk tea.

    2 years ago
  3. a gong cha recently opened up in markham too :) http://www.yelp.ca/biz/gong-cha-tea-markham

    2 years ago
  4. In the Philippines, Wintermelon milk tea is really really popular. Hahaha! But i don’t like it with 100% sugar either. Too sweet. Like drinking diabetes in a cup. It tastes best with 0% sugar, 30% ice, and with the normal black pearls… is that what you also call it there?

    2 years ago
  5. My friend loves taro bubble tea. I personally find it okay. It tastes a little bit like chocolate but not overally over chocolate. My personal faves are thai or green tea. Of course classic black milk is a top fave.

    3 years ago
  6. OMG!!! A Gong Cha place finally opened in NYC! I just found out today -_-. i was telling my parents about it and how u guys put it in ur videos, but they didnt let me go.T^T. watever I’ll go next time and try all the amazing drinks u were talking about. cuz me and my friends are obsessed with bubble tea.

    3 years ago
  7. I know this video was posted a while ago, but I had to come back to it because one of the coffee places here just started selling bubble tea! Holy @#$%! Bubble tea has come to the desert! And it is gooood! I am sure what I am drinking has an American twist to it, so I still hope to make it to Korea some day and see what the major differences are. But still, it is a start and it makes me feel a lot more connected to this community. :)

    4 years ago
  8. http://www.cafedepearl.com/bubble.htm <– this is the only place outside of London I know that does Bubble tea in the UK. I am all over that vanilla bubble tea though; it's so good. If you're from the UK and are visiting/in Liverpool, check it out! We need more bubble tea here…. outside of London….

    I am so jealous of your Gong Cha guys, seriously. I want a Toffee Milk Tea……..

    4 years ago
  9. Some time ago I discovered a bubble milk tea shop but the tea there is expensive …6 dollars a cup (being the cheapest one) it’s too much = . =

    Thank you for the awesome fun FAFFAP! :)

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

    P.S: hope those jellies didn’t remain there 05:28

    4 years ago
  10. Whenever I went to Singapore in the summer before I don’t recall seeing it, But the last time I visited we got Gong-cha at a newer mall. It was pretty good (I agree they give a lot of pearls) but it was more expensive than the one that we would usually get at the little stand across(-ish) from Parkway Parade… Haha my sister went there so often last summer the bubble-tea there lady recognized us each time we went and even gave us discounts sometimes!

    4 years ago
  11. Ummm…. What IS Bubble Tea? I’ve never heard of it before. What makes it different from normal tea…?

    4 years ago
  12. I LOVE BOBA!!!! :)

    4 years ago
  13. It’s called bubble tea over there?! In NorCal we call it PMT (pearl milk tea) but in SoCal it’s called boba, so interesting!

    4 years ago
  14. the white creamy thingy is cheese, weird that Gong Cha Wintermelon doesnt taste that good its the only bubble tea iflavor i can tolerate other than Mocha Coffee with Rock Salt and Cheese from Frostea :)

    4 years ago
  15. When i visited Crystal Mall in Vancouver there was a super cute bubble tea shop upstairs (I really recommend it! the staff was so friendly!) I was too early and they did not have the bubbles ready so they suggested I try the homemade pudding in my Taro Tea. I was skeptical about pudding in my drink…..but
    OMG!! It was freaking delicious!!!!!!!!!!! and now I’m so spoiled that the bubbles don’t do it for me! :O

    4 years ago
  16. oooh! i’m in asia, but i don’t think we have gon-cha in Japan!! I’ve only ever seen the regular type bubble-tea… well, except at the top of 109 where they have like a gazillion flavors but the menu i so confusing… T_T I’d love to go there! I’d get the coffee one! ^^

    it was fun to have SooZee and Leigh there too! ^^ (lol at the soozee’s hair-flipping…)

    4 years ago
  17. The gongcha in singapore is quite different! Theres only one size here and you can’t choose the ice level. Taro milk is the bombbbb, I don’t think taro milk is taro tea though. You should really try it if the fanmeet in singapore works out (:
    Ps: Taro milk is my ultimate favourite!!

    4 years ago
  18. i love gong cha. i was about to troll the cashier once when they asked me for sugar level, i wanted to scream “OVER 9000!”. but my sister was with me so i decided to be a good child and not embarrass her =)

    4 years ago
  19. So… When the caption “Poor Unfortunate Soul” came up at around 25 seconds, did anyone else immediately start singing the song from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid?”

    4 years ago
  20. Thank goodness I can actually satisfy this growing gnawing craving for Bubble Tea.

    4 years ago
  21. Going to Bubble Island first thing tomorrow. Must..have…bubble tea…

    4 years ago
  22. Lychee Jelly FTW!

    4 years ago
  23. I used to hate the pearls until I came to Korea, I now am addicted to them. Taro snow T-Ball with black Pearls for the win! If you live in Australia, go to the Tea Bar and get that one! It tastes amazing and is nom-a-licious!

    4 years ago
  24. I absolutely love this place here where I live called “Chewy”. They have so many flavors to choose from! And lychee jelly that is AMAZING. There’s also passion fruit jelly and a mixed fruit jelly that I still haven’t tried…I need to get on that! lol My favorite is the Honey Dew Milk Tea and the Lavender Milk Tea. The lavender one tastes like honey, which I didn’t expect at all for it to taste that way. You can ask for them to be slush or regular liquid form I guess you’d call it?? There’s no option for ice specifics, but you can just tell the person who works there if you don’t want ice or whatever. There’s no sugar differentiation either. Maybe you can tell them as well?? Not really sure. I’ve gone to another place in Miami, though I can’t remember what it’s called :x, and there you can specify how much sugar you want. That place has these curry rice noodles that are BEAST. So good!

    4 years ago
  25. Bubble Tea. I swear, it’s one of the most beautiful creations. evarrr.
    Martina won on camera. Whooo! (^o^)/
    Simon, your poor face while drinking that milk tea. And then Martina’s. xD Those jellies that you’re spitting out look like marbles. So shiny o-o

    4 years ago
  26. Did anyone else think Martina said (at about 2:16) “We are on the hunt for a mensch!” I was going to say she already found one, his name is Simon, but then I realized I did not hear that right. But then I said it anyway.
    In other news, I have a big.important.job.interview tomorrow. Any and all wishes of good luck and general good vibes sent my way are appreciated!

    4 years ago
  27. OMG WAS MARTINA SITTING ON SIMON’S LAP? <3<3 <3 You guys are so cute.

    4 years ago
  28. These must be the nastiest food porn (drink porn?) shots ever!
    I’ve seen different bubble tea places emerging here and there but never tried one… I think I’m gonna give it a try.

    4 years ago
  29. Omg Soozee is so freakin pretty :o

    4 years ago
  30. They have fruity flavors over here in america for bubble tea

    4 years ago
  31. WOW. Martina finally won Kai-Bai-BO!!!

    4 years ago
  32. Leigh!!! Unlikely Squiggle!!! I recognize you from your vids!!! So good to see you in vid again!!

    4 years ago
  33. I loved this video, and I love that SooZee and Leigh are in it too, they’re so purdy (not that you guys aren’t :p). Bubble tea is awesome, the first bubble tea cafe just opened up in my town in the UK, going to give it a try tomorrow!!

    4 years ago
  34. I liked that SooZee and Leigh came with you! It meant we got to see four different choices instead of the usual two when just S&M go. You should bring them along more often :)

    My favorite kind of bubble tea is almond milk tea. It tastes like drinking almond extract (which… is more delicious than it sounds). Does anyone know if Gong Cha has it?

    Also, everyone is saying how pretty SooZee was today, but I thought that Leigh looked really pretty today too! I love her outfit.

    4 years ago
  35. Oppan Soozee Style

    4 years ago
  36. Oh Bubble Tea, you so dericious. I’ve been hooked on it since I was probably 6 or 7 when bubble tea first came to Singapore (Mango flavour ftw!). We don’t have Gong Cha here is Brisbane but we have EasyWay, Chatime, Tea Bar, Just Bubble (They have the egg balls <..> I mean, egg cracklet things you guys talked about in your ‘Nightlife in Hongdae WANK’, but not in the store that I went to ㅠ.ㅠ) and a few others. Some of the good ones I’ve tried are the Green Tea Latte (The name I can’t remember but it’s in the Elizabeth St Arcade), Taiwan Mango QQ from Chatime, and the Red Bean Oat Soymilk (great in winter) from Chatime.

    By the way, the white pearls are made from tapioca starch just like the black ones, only unflavoured. EasyWay’s marketing it as Panda Bubbles (Seungri?) Don’t go dissing the Ai-yu jelly! Some stores call it Fig Jelly and it’s great in the non-milky (or as normal people would call it, regular) bubble teas. Grass Jelly topping great in all of the bubble teas.

    Awesome FAPFAP guys!

    4 years ago
  37. Are Soozee and Leigh going to a Draw My Life too?

    4 years ago
  38. I tried bubble tea for the first time in Prague, CZ of all places, hehe. It was very delicious though, I hope it becomes a ‘thing’ here soon. 0.0

    4 years ago
  39. so many steps to ordering. usually its just flavor and topping for most places I’ve been to. I love milk tea and almond tea, but not many places know how to actually make good milk tea.

    4 years ago
  40. i miss ths FAP and WANK xD hahahaha i my town sell those drinks too!!!! i bought a Taro flavor (betroot´s rise) and taste like cookie oreo… the only don´t like me was the jelly bubble!!!! EYK LOVE YOU!!!!! :D

    4 years ago
  41. I just had some coconut bubble tea today :D
    So delicious <3

    Such a coincidence ^^

    4 years ago
  42. my favorite Gong Cha drink is Longan Honey Tea with Aloe Vera! Super refreshing drink that’s awesome for a hot day! :)

    i have friends who actually order their drink with MORE than 100% sugar level – does Gong Cha in Korea actually allow that?

    the most popular bubble tea brand in Singapore is probably Koi, though Gong Cha is still one of the bigger brands.

    4 years ago
  43. I had no idea about this fantastic world of bubble tea!

    4 years ago
  44. ooohhh~~~ i LOVE bubble tea!!!
    i’ve wanted to try after seeing Shinee have in taiwan and it looked so interesting!!! then i saw it in China Town and got excited and tried it and mmmmmmmmmmmmmm got totally hooked!!!!
    i don’t ave a ‘Gong Cha’ bubble tea place….i have ‘Moo Cha’!! hehe!!

    ahahahahaha Simon like totally STICKS OUT among the crowd!!! (which i already knew…but it’s funny to see!!)
    i am totally gonna buy bubble tea tomorrow!!

    4 years ago
  45. In Perth (Australia) we have a few chains for bubble tea too. for example Utopia(the Starbucks of bubble tea here haha) and another popular chain “easy way”. They have the whole select drink, size, ice and sugar level and topping thing too. We have more choice in toppings though, like lychee jelly, green apple jelly, rainbow jelly etc yeh I find the chewy pearls are an acquired taste. Personally I love it and never choose any other topping :). If they run out I don’t even bother getting other stuff cuz then it’s too sweet for me and plus there’s no awesome chewy bubbleness goodness!

    4 years ago
  46. This is awesome with Leigh and SooZee, and omg, SooZee is so photogenic. And Leigh is so funny, haha with “are we done yet, i want to tried my tea.” haha

    I love the one in Taiwan *even though I’m back in the USA* where Gongguan located with a giant cow in the front. It is so good, and it literally melt in your mouth. In the USA, the pearl milk tea isn’t as good as it is in Asia, I think it is due to the milk being different. The tea is the same. I cannot wait until I go back to Asia to get some Gong Cha now ^^

    Never knew about Taro, but I’ve heard about it, so I’ll tried it later on.

    4 years ago
  47. I will never never ever going to buy tea! I don’t like tea! But it looks like you guys were having fun except for Simon who felt cheated, but nevertheless thanks for drinking strange stuff for science

    4 years ago
  48. Emi

    Okay, so I have been dying to try Bubble Tea for a while now but I don’t know where to start. See, the problem is that I live in Sweden and the Bubble Tea craze doesn’t seem to have made it here. At least not in any big way. Is there a Swedish nasty out there who is more experienced and can point me in the right direction? (or maybe I have to do some traveling D: I hear it at least made it to Germany years ago)

    4 years ago
  49. I.LOVE.TARO.BUBBLE.TEA. <33333

    I'm sorry, I just had to get that out there ^^ So far I've only tried chai, mango, and taro (taro is the besttt esp hot taro bubble tea) but I really want to try honeydew cause I've heard that one is delicious :D

    4 years ago
  50. Havent had bubble tea in so long ; A ; waaaannntt

    haha martina trying to steal the tea at the end, u so nasty

    4 years ago
  51. First thing’s first.
    SooZee. I love you. Moar sexy hair flipping please XDDD

    Gong Cha is okay… But too bad there’s no ChaTime in South Korea. That place is the shiznit (it’s from Taiwan, and I think Gong Cha is too). Everything is good at ChaTime tho, even the taro XD
    Happy Lemon is also fricking delicious, but I’m pretty sure it’s only in the Philippines. If you ever come here and go to Happy Lemon tho, I recommend getting the Cocoa-Cheese-Rock Salt drink. It is to die for!!! It has that same “cream cheese” stuff that Martina had in her drink. It’s not supposed to be mixed supposedly, but I mix it and it’s wonderful ^^
    I usually like getting yogurt drinks tho when going out for bubble tea. And I actually like the herbal jelly. All of the jelly really. I’ve yet to try one I don’t like. hehe But there are times when it doesn’t match the drink so gotta be careful of that xp
    Also, those Jelly things you and Martina hate, I think that’s Nata de Coco and my mom loves that shiz, and I like it sometimes in milk teas. It’s basically fermented coconut water xp
    Lastly, I also dislike Wintermelon tea greatly .___.

    4 years ago
    • I was just going to comment the same thing – if you like a strong tea flavour in your pearl milk tea, Happy Lemon is the best for this. Their other drinks are also to die for. I think Martina / Leigh would also like the rock salt cream cheese with green tea, (and Soozee the coffee with rock salt and cream cheese) but I have to say their pearl milk tea sets the standard across all chains available in Sydney for me :) And we have a decent range of bubble tea available here at the moment, including Gong Cha.

      – Oh and they have mini-pearls for their pearl milk tea which I love (easier to eat than standard size)

      3 years ago
    • I saw a Happy Lemon in one of those big department stores in Beijing, China. I did not buy anything though, missed opportunity ;____:

      4 years ago
      • Aww man that’s too bad .__. TBH, I’ve never ordered anything but the drink I said, but every time I go to a Happy Lemon, it’s pretty full, so I guess their other stuff is good too ^^

        4 years ago
  52. :O I’ve had bubble tea before in Berlin. But I haven’t seen it in the Netherlands yet or in Germany near the border of the Netherlands. But I didn’t like the bubble tea I tried that time. But chai tea latte is my favorite tea of the year ^_^

    4 years ago
  53. As a Taiwanese, I have to say… BUBBLE TEA IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!
    personal favorite:bubble green tea, 30% sugar , no ice
    And we can get a cup of jumbo size bubble green tea only cost about ₩950…

    Please come to Taiwan and you can get a lot of cheap but delicious food!!
    FAPFAP in Taiwan must be sooooo great!!!

    p.s. maybe you guys can try Lemon Juice w Ai-Yu Jelly. It’s perfectly matched!!

    4 years ago
  54. Just found out there is a bubble tea shop in Liverpool FOR ONCE I CAN GO AND TRY SOMETHING I HAVE SEEN ON THIS!!! So awesome :D

    4 years ago
  55. bubble tea is freaking awesome i honestly can have that day and night because there are so many choices. recently i am hooked on ice-almond-oolong tea-with grass jelly. =)

    4 years ago
  56. So glad to see the whole EYK family there! It’s twice as hilarious! And you’re all so NAAASTY! (It lacks a bit of bubble pop dancing, though ^^)

    I had no clue about bubble tea before coming to South Africa… No idea whether it exists in France…

    4 years ago
  57. Ian

    Also, sorry for the double post: Taro tea is AMAZING! I think if you guys get the chance to try it you totally should! My girlfriend gets Taro w/ tapioca pearls and I get Taro w/ lychee jelly. Honestly I cannot live without that flavour and I’m afraid to try any other ones because I get bubble tea rarely enough as it is! >_< I'd explain that Taro tastes kind of like vanilla? I really can't put an explanation to it without saying it tastes like what purple would taste like. Literally. It tastes like what purple should taste like! Give it a try sometime, I definitely suggest it! :)

    4 years ago
  58. @simonandmartina:disqus and Soo Zee and Leigh thanks for this awesome GongCha review. We have Gong Cha in the Philippines as well and many other bubble tea/milk tea/taro tea variations. I couldnt help but laugh at those wind-blowing-the-hair-while-drinking-bubble-tea shots. So funny!

    4 years ago
  59. Ian

    What is this madness!? Was any one else really surprised that Martina won kai bai bo first? o_o;

    4 years ago
    • I was! I was like Leigh and Martina will be last and then Martina wins and Leigh and SooZee kick Simon’s butt! XD

      4 years ago
  60. I once drank Milk Tea.. and I used to like milk tea but not anymore… I prefer the jasmin tea. I dislike the popping so I always get the jelly except when I order a hot drink. Recently they changed the plastic that covers the cups, it used to be Hello Kitty with animal costumes and I started to collect the cute ones.

    Question: do they also sell other bubble drinks? The shop in my country (Netherlands) is called YoYo, they have the juicy drink, the yoghurt drink and the milkshake.

    4 years ago
  61. There’s Taro Tea in Singapore. Under the Share Tea franchise. It’s apparently the best tea on their menu

    4 years ago
  62. I really love taro flavoured bbt. I used to be afraid of it, so one day I just ordered it and it became my favourite! ^_^ But that’s in random places around Toronto and Ottawa, not at Gong Cha in Korea! XD If you like almond or red bean paste milk bbt, taro might be your cuppa! ^_^

    4 years ago
  63. MARTINA WON KABAI BO THIS IS A MIRACLE!!!!!!

    4 years ago
    • it’s totally skill she was practicing with Leigh and SooZee on the side so she can beat Simon lol :P

      4 years ago
  64. That was a great FAPFAP! Yay! Martina learns the secret to winning kai-bai-bo on camera – 4 or more people! I’ve only been to places where they have the fruit flavoured bubble “teas”, they are pretty good but the black tea looks better. I love tapioca pudding anyways, so I love the pearls, however……..

    ……after reading the top of the blog post, now I can only think of snot – boohoohoohoooooooooooo…….

    I did cheer up again though after reading further but only because now all I can think of is that the nastiness of “ai-yu jelly” must be a product of “G-Dragun”! LOL!

    Cyber_3 – will be here all night, try the veal……

    4 years ago
  65. Lol I’m not a huge fan of herbal jelly either but if you order it with just milk it tastes surprisingly awesome! We have Gong Cha here in Singapore as well and it’s one of the more popular franchises here along with Koi :)

    4 years ago
  66. I FEEL YOUR LOVE. I nearly screamed when I saw it in HongDae.

    4 years ago
  67. I love Bubble Tea, I normally just go for black milk tea. In Hong Kong, you can get small pearls and its much cheaper around 14HKD = 2,020KRW

    4 years ago
  68. The bloopers are always my favorite. :P
    And SooZee IS ridiculously photogenic o__O

    4 years ago
  69. Thai Tea with black tapioca pearls is my JAM!! So yummies ^.^

    4 years ago
  70. simon, was your ice cream song and dance supposed to be an Eddie Murphy stand-up reference?

    4 years ago
  71. Because of your video I will try bubble tea again, but I really dislike chewing something I’m drinking…

    4 years ago
  72. I most definitely recommend Ai-yu jelly in any fruity tea! My personal fav (if they have it there..) is kumquat green/black tea with aloe… but if they don’t have aloe ai-yu always works too! It’s a sweet jelly that’s actually soft haha

    4 years ago
  73. at 05:29 i laughed so hard that i had to stop the video for a moment and clean my computer (i was drinking a soda)
    By the way the eatyourkimchi crew make the video even better

    4 years ago
  74. Martina…. WHY YOU DOUBT LEIGH! If she says it’s good… it’s good innit.

    4 years ago
  75. Simon and Martina should go for Korean fried chicken!! So many Kpop idols advertise it and I’ve heard it’s really good!! Try the SHINee brand, Mexicana!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease??

    4 years ago
  76. No Bubble Pop dance when talking about Bubble Tea.. .or did I miss it?

    4 years ago
  77. In my country don’t even know what bubble tea is T.T

    4 years ago
  78. If you like disgusting plasic this also is for you LOOL

    4 years ago
  79. i like the white jellies actually…

    4 years ago
  80. I love Bubble tea, but here in Chicago, there is no Gong Cha. I go like 3-times a week to a really good place in Chinatown (yes, 3x, I have a problem, I know). They make great ones like Coconut, Taro, a Coffee / Tea mix (Melange), and also do Hot versions – – – which are the best.

    Taro basically tastes very sweet and buttery…..just FYI for EYK

    4 years ago
  81. I remember not liking bubble tea the first time I had it. I don’t what happened but I ended up loving bubble tea. Especially the black milk tea. Though I have been having withdrawal symptoms lately since bubble tea is not sold here :( My goal is to make some at home, once I get my hands on those tapioca pearls.

    4 years ago
  82. We have Gong Cha in Australia, it was opened about 6 months ago? not sure, but they are SOOOO GOOD!!

    4 years ago
  83. In Vancouver, it was called bubble tea – I loved places that did fresh fruit smoothie stuff (no powdered crap), milkshakes and the tea lineup. One place I loved had fresh taro bubble tea, with seed tapiocas mixed in with the regular pearls!
    I’ve moved to California, and it’s called Boba here. So far, all I found in my area is those bubble tea places that just make it using milk and flavored powder or syrup – ICK!
    I’ve never seen a place let you choose ice and sweetness level – that’s pretty cool!

    4 years ago
  84. i don’t know the winter melon milk tea in korea but the one in singapore tastes like caramel popcorn. I SWEAR. when you come over, try it!!!

    4 years ago
  85. It’s definitely nice to see the EYK crew together on a FAPFAP :) I hope you guys do this often because it’s more fun… the more the merrier!!!

    4 years ago
  86. its so great the your interns match theEYK crew, so much fun :)

    4 years ago
  87. Bubble tea looks delicious and I’ve wanted to try it for a while but I don’t know any place nearby that sells it @_@ I love tapioca pudding so hopefully that means I would like the bubbles… xD

    4 years ago
  88. I’m living in Taiwan which is the home of bubble milk tea :) tasty stuff, but when I was drinking one in class one day, a student came up to me and said, “teacher, you drink bubbles, you get fat.” Sorry to burst any bubbles about healthiness… Har har :D OH, and we have ai yu at lunch… From what I understand it’s a magic something ( seed? It was unclear) that gets gelatinous when it’s ground. It’s good in honey water :)

    4 years ago
  89. Oh…another thing for me to get when im in Seoul in September….Why do i feel like i will be planning this trip based on EYK videos? :-D

    4 years ago
  90. Omg was so surprised when I saw Gong Cha for this week’s FAPFAP. This brand is the bomb in Singapore (but KOI lovers would disagree). I don’t drink a lot of sweet stuff and am hardly innovative when ordering drinks so I usually stick to Gong Cha’s 50% milk tea or chocolate milk tea. :) Really awesome stuff, you guise!

    4 years ago
  91. Do they have “snows” (milk+crushed ice) or “slushes” (crushed ice) instead of straight iced tea? Because the snow and slushes are my favorite kind~ ^^

    4 years ago
  92. I’ve only tried Bubble Tea once. My city has Marian Days every year and they always have bubble tea over there and I literally live right there. One year some people I worked with brought some in and I tried it…I did not like it…or at least the pearls. Though that was several years ago, I may have to bring myself to try it again…

    4 years ago
  93. Nic

    I always get the Taro Milk Tea with lychee jelly from EasyWay in Sydney. Yay Easyway!

    4 years ago
  94. it’s weird, cuz in NorCal we call it bubble tea, and SoCal people call it Boba [the weirdos]…. not a fan of tapioca pearls shooting into my mouth though, not gonna lie

    4 years ago
  95. Here in Malaysia, we have Gong Cha, Ding Cha, Dong Cha and many more!!! Hahahaha. I personally prefer roasted milk tea from Ochado tho^^

    4 years ago
  96. I wish they sold bubble tea where i live T^T KOREA, WHY CAN’T I GO NOW!?

    4 years ago
  97. their brown sugar jelly is good.

    4 years ago
  98. I LOVE GONGCHA. It’s the only brand of bubble tea that I find palatable, move over koi & all other brands! You might want to try Earl Grey Milk Tea with sugar level at 30%! It is one of the few combinations that doesn’t get overwhelmingly sweet when you have it with pearls. Having it with Herbal Jelly is a great alternative, though I’m not sure if they have that option there.

    4 years ago
  99. We have bubble tea where I live, which is in Michigan. They serve it ate this place called Bubble Island. I think it’s pretty delicious. Btw, Leigh’s outfit is really nice in this vid.

    4 years ago
  100. Anyone know if you can get Bubble Tea here in Florida? I love Tea and would love to try this! (as long as I can get it vegan)

    4 years ago
  101. We actually have GONG CHA in Singapore too. I love their plum green tea (dont know whether korea has that flavour). I heard you guys are coming to SG right? We have different brands of taiwanese bubble tea here. You guys can probably try it also wahahaha! Cant wait to see you guys in SG soon!!!!! :D

    4 years ago
  102. I’m a sucker for milkteas. I LOVE THEM. :) Hmm.. Actually, Wintermelon Milk Tea is one of the bestseller milktea flavors here in the Philippines in I guess almost all milktea houses here. :3

    4 years ago
  103. Hey Simon&Martina~ Have you ever tried the japanese food “Natto”? :3

    4 years ago
  104. Gong Cha is basically everywhere…. Do give it a try in Singapore too when u come here in May..
    Other than Gong Cha, Koi is another bubble tea chain that is popular in Singapore, with long queues…

    I actually love Winter Melon Tea and find it to be delicious… Ai-yu jelly too ^^ Always get those…

    4 years ago
    • The only ai yu jelly i know is from that ai yu lemonade chinese type drink, with clear jello jelly. IS that the same as this ai yu?
      If so i think it absorbs some of the flavor of the drink which makes it really good in lemonade (like chia seeds) but not awesome in other drinks.

      4 years ago
    • i love winter melon tea and ai yu jelly! but too bad they dont have the jumbo size in sg:(

      4 years ago
  105. Omg! We went there on my birthday! YUMMMM-o-rama!! But so expensive for a drink… sad day…

    4 years ago
  106. you guys should try the wintermelon tea house special or caramel milktea next.

    4 years ago
  107. i think Martin is cheating with one of those other girls

    4 years ago
  108. They have gong cha here too. I actually don’t remember the name until I see the logo in your video. I like bubble tea too and I always get it without sugar.

    4 years ago
  109. Does Soozee know that she is insanely beautiful?

    4 years ago
    • I think SooZee has her own serparate fan base. a good half of the guys in my korean class in winnipeg think she super pretty. Thought i have to say Leigh is beautiful and pretty too. Thought the hair flip and everything i sometimes wonder why i haven’t seen SooZee in a Korean Drama’s. Leigh same goes for you why aren’t you acting. OMG you should both act in a drama together. Leigh could be SooZee half sister from Texas and she finds out that she was seprated from her really father at birth and she realizes she is half korean and the heir to this huge company but Soozee is in line for the Company also. It’s an epic drama plot.

      4 years ago
    • She doesn’t act like it, but I couldn’t agree more. Soozee is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!

      4 years ago
    • ridiculously photogenic soo zee

      4 years ago
  110. I tried it once… but I think I took a wrong choice so it wasn’t really good…
    Sadly I live in Belgium and we don’t have Gong Cha.

    What would you suggest else, because here it’s a bit different..

    4 years ago
  111. you guys should havet he wintermelon tea house special or caramel milktea.

    4 years ago
  112. Gong Cha! i super love this bubble tea! i always buy one everyday i’m working when i was in Singapore. The taro milk is actually my fave, w/ white pearl! (it’s chewy for me, which i liked, but to each his own, i guess) :) i order it with less ice & 30% sugar and its just the right amount of sweetness :)

    4 years ago
  113. Gong Cha’s Wintermelon Milk Tea is heaven!!!

    4 years ago
  114. i LOVE Gongcha tooo.. you’ll be able to find it when u come visit Singapore tooo!!!! ;)

    4 years ago
  115. OMG Gong Cha is from my country Taiwan (proud inventor of bubble tea)! It’s so expensive in Korea! Here it’s only about 1700 won.. If you guys ever come to Taiwan I’ll buy you all genuine local bubble tea LOL. We have as many bubble tea shops as convenience stores, especially around the areas where students hang out.

    4 years ago
    • Man i have know so many people who say that Bubble tea was invented in Japan or Korea. I was like “….. you so wrong it’s from Tawian.” They say “really it can’t be so many people i know love anime and love bubble tea.” I was like “just because you love anime doesn’t make bubble tea Japanese or Korean.” Everyone till the world that Bubble tea is from Tawian :P

      4 years ago
    • Omg, I love pearl milk tea at Gongguan right across from Tai-da University. It is so delicious. Miss it so much!

      4 years ago
    • Yeah Taiwan! I think a person hasn’t really lived until they’ve drunk the bubble milk tea at Gongguan with the brown sugar bubbles!

      4 years ago
  116. Wow, the Gongcha in Korea is slightly different from SG’s! We don’t get to choose our ice levels here.. And there’s this jelly called 3J! (It’s kind of like fruit jellies – red, yellow, white) Nom. Goes best with the fruity teas (e.g. plum green tea)!

    Have you guys tried their pudding milk tea though :)?

    4 years ago
    • You definitely get to choose your ice levels here. Its just not in the menu. I always prefer less ice ^^

      4 years ago
  117. GONGCHA IS THE BEST Naicha store ever!!!! I live by it!! huhu My week won’t be complete without my Sunday GongCha date with my dad. THANK YOU I LOVE YOU EYK

    I don’t understand why does your wintermelon tea in Korea look like that? O.O

    If you go here in the Philippines, there’s the House Special Gong Cha Milk Wintermelon Tea and it looks like this http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7004694621_15e45a054f_b.jpg (in the picture it has white jelly but ergh) it is the bomb i swear and i even put pudding in it as an extra and it tastes like heaven. just don’t try the lemon wintermelon tea, i tried it last sunday just for fun and after one sip, i almost gagged. :/// WASTE of money i know.

    4 years ago
  118. ai-yu jelly is made from the ai-yu plant if im not wrong.. =] so technically its just ai-yu flavoured jelly…?? hahaha..

    4 years ago
  119. Gong Cha is one of the BEST THING EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. Here in singapore. Kekeke.

    4 years ago
  120. I LOVE GONGCHA it’s the only brand of bubble tea i drink and it’s soooo popular here in singapore along with a couple of other brands. i always get the same combination (taiwanese black tea + aiyu jelly, 50% !) even though i keep telling myself to try new flavours :P

    ps aiyu jelly is DA BEST like really it’s a taste i cant get anywhere else other than another drink also called aiyu jelly but it has the jelly mixed in a honey lemon syrup drink (it’s great too but theyre 2 different things!)

    4 years ago
  121. I want bubble tea sooo bad now! =S

    4 years ago
  122. Lots of Gongcha is SG!! <3

    4 years ago
  123. When simon throws the white jelly into the bushes and you the sound effect of a car crash and screams plays…omg I sprayed my drink EVERYWHERE for some reason it made me laugh soooooooooo much lol

    4 years ago
  124. Taro Tea is pretty good
    I’ve had it from a few places in London and its always really nice where ever I go

    4 years ago
  125. hmmm I was wondering what time was this taken?

    4 years ago
  126. Awww, I love GongCha~ We have it in Malaysia too! ^^

    4 years ago
  127. If im not wrong, Aiyu is a kind of jelly that made from the gel of some seed.

    Anyway, Gongcha is definitely the best bubble tea I’ve tried so far too!
    There’s Gongcha in Singapore too but they doesn’t have the jumbo ones.
    So far I’ve only seen Taiwan, Hongkong and Korea has the jumbo size ;-;
    I don’t know if Korea allows you to ‘custom made’ your drink but adding on that house made milk/cream? on top of taro milk tea is YUMMY~! ;)

    4 years ago
  128. heyyy i love gong cha !!! one of my favourite one too . here in malaysia there are sooo many other brands like ochado, chatime and etc. but i have to say GONG CHA FOR THE WIN !!!!

    4 years ago
  129. GONG CHA!!! I was so confused the first time i ordered it the guy just gave me 50% for sugar and ice. memories XD its not exactly korean though, bubble tea is like a taiwanese drink

    4 years ago
  130. Wow. I wasn’t expecting anything else from you guys after Simon’s awesome video! Thanks! You are awesome :)

    4 years ago
  131. Are you sure this is a Kpop Music Monday?:P

    4 years ago