12 dishes to try in Asia for the boba-obsessed

From bubble tea hotpot to a pizza with pearl toppings, these creations are proof that the boba craze isn’t letting up.

  • Jetstar Asia
  • December 2019

Our obsession with all things boba has inspired adventurous chefs to create all sorts of cool (and downright crazy!) bubble tea-inspired dishes. From Taichung to Petaling Jaya, we rounded up the 12 most inventive ones in Southeast Asia.

1. Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Crab

Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Crab from Crab Generation Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.

Address: 60, Jalan 1, Taman Len Seng, Kuala Lumpur 56000
Tel: +60 16-302 2989
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2. Salmon Salad Boba

Salmon Salad Boba from Baiza Sushi in Jakarta.

Address: Jl. Kemang Utara No. 29 (Seberang Ducati Kemang), Kemang, Jakarta Selatan
Tel: +62 811 7112 112
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3. Braised Pork Rice With Boba

Braised Pork Rice With Boba from Babo8abo in Taichung.

Address: No. 464號, Zhongmei Street, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403
Tel: +886 4 2328 0205
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READ MORE: We explain Taipei’s obsession with the “Q” texture in its dishes

4. Bubble Tea Tart

Bubble Tea Tart from Edith Patisserie in Singapore.

Address: 772 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198740
Tel: +65 6443 7150
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5. Sweet Boba Milk Pizza

Sweet Boba Milk Pizza from My Pizza Lab in Kuala Lumpur.

Address: 12, Jalan 21/22, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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READ MORE: The foodie’s guide to Kuala Lumpur

6. White Rabbit Bubble Tea

White Rabbit Bubble Tea from Ditto Modern Tea in Bangkok.

Address: Floor 2 Central World, Ratchadamri Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Tel: +66 92 424 6450
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7. Bubble Tea Hot Pot

Bubble Tea Hot Pot from Spice World Hot Pot in Singapore.

Address: 3B River Valley Rd, #01-06 to 07 Block B, Singapore 179021
Tel: +65 6265 9777
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8. Cream Cheese Boba Soufflé Pancakes

Cream Cheese Boba Soufflé Pancakes from Belle Époque in Taipei.

Address: No. 23號, Lane 52, Section 1, Da'an Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Tel: +886 2 2775 3393
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9. Bubble Tea Pearls on French fries

Bubble Tea Pearls on French fries from The Pearl Fajardo in Manila.

Address: 1666 J Fajardo St. Sampaloc, Manila 1008
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READ MORE: Where to go for sweet treats in Manila

10. Bubble Tea Taro Croissant

Bubble Tea Taro Croissant from Brotherbird Milk & Croissants in Singapore.

Address: Brotherbird Milk & Croissants, CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender Street, #01-05, Singapore 338729
Tel: +65 9296 4997
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11. Milk Tea McFloat With Brown Sugar Pearls

Milk Tea McFloat With Brown Sugar Pearls from McDonald’s in Manila.

12. Collagen-infused Rainbow Bubbles

Collagen-infused Rainbow Bubbles from Brown Café in Bangkok.