Sunday, June 17, 2007

Definition: Boba

Question: What is boba?

To answer WokAndSpoon : Those little balls on the bottom of the milk tea are called boba or Tapioca balls balls. :D Places have been springing up all over Southern California for years now. I love the mini ones. Yum. Above is my partially full drink from Lollicup. On the bottom it states, "Please drink slowly to avoid choking ...!" Yikes I just looked up the nutritional value and it's 440 calories for 16 fluid oz of boba milk tea. Wah I cry inside.


mushroommeadows said...

hahahaha! I didn't know how fatty it was. YUMMY.

WokandSpoon said...

Ohhhh, you mean bubble tea! hehe! I think that's what they call it in Melbourne!

WokandSpoon said...

ps. Yep - I love that stuff too! Esp. the big straw that you get to suck up all the little balls! ;-)

The Cooking Ninja said...

oohhh ... I love bubble tea :) I used to have one every day when I was working in Singapore till I read the calorie content and how much sugar there are in 1 cup of bubble tea. Yikes!

tigerfish said...

Boba and Bubble Tea...I know them both while in Singapore. I prefer those without milk though. The boba craze in S'pore has died, though.

caroline said...

440!! Ahh! Flashback to the time I found out how many calories a Grande Mocha at Starbucks had. ;)


BuddingCook said...

mushroom- me either. i'm kinda of sad. :( but it'll help YOU fatten up.

wokandspoon- ah yeah over here they call it boba tea. :D bubble sounds cute though. :)

ninja - it makes me not want to drink it anymore. :( oh well i'll try to limit my intake.

tiger - down here in southern ca it too has died down a bit. how is it up north?

caroline - yes boo to all tasty drinks. :D they are addictive though aren't they.

Yuzu said...

Do boba drinks have that many calories? Well, I can't say I'm too surprised. They're so filling.

I've never had mini boba...just the big ones that you could choke on if you drink too fast. ;)

James said...

Mmmmmm, boba. Now that we're out of OC there are hardly any around. The closest one we know of is like 20 minutes away by freeway! We miss it!