Foodie Friday: Bubble Milk Tea Cakes

Bubble milk tea cake: a cross between pineapple cake and boba One of the treats I got from my recent Taiwan trip was a box of bubble milk tea cakes. Essentially, they’re pineapple cakes—baked delicacies reminiscent of Fig Newtons, down to their square shape. Instead of a fig filling, though, they use pineapple paste in them. This bubble milk tea version swaps out the traditional flavor and uses boba inside the treats. When I first saw the combo, I was hesitant to try them, but the … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Roti Canai

Roti canai: a Malaysian flatbread, often served with curry Malaysian street vendor making roti canaiRoti canai, an Indian-influenced flatbread, boasts crisp, flaky flayers. Here in America, restaurants offer it as an appetizer. In Malaysia, it's served as breakfast food. Pair the bread with a steaming mug of pulled tea (teh tarik, the hot boba-less cousin of bubble tea) for an unbeatable combo. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Boba

In an attempt to change up my blog, I'm adding a new themed weekly post, hereafter known as "Foodie Friday." I'll be rotating through various foods inspired by the cultures I'm most familiar with: Chinese, Malaysian, Taiwanese, and yes, Americanized Chinese. There will be a photo and a brief paragraph about each featured food. I'll cycle through appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to keep things mixed up. Here's appetizer #1... Boba: usually refers to milk tea; the only food that you can … [Read more...]