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GongCha Drink Taro Milk Tea with herbal jelly - Taro Milk Tea with Herbal Jelly

Taro Milk Tea with Herbal Jelly

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Taiwanese
  • Flavours: Sweet
  • Level: Expert

This drink is made with a base of Gong Cha’s black tea leaves, milk, taro powder and fresh pureed taro and combined with herbal jelly. The taro (tastes much like a sweet potato) is sweet while the herbal jelly adds a bitter taste, which balances the drink.

Taiwanese Cuisine

Introducing the melting pot of flavours, textures and cuisines of Taiwan

The culinary philosophy in Taiwan is to eat often and eat well. In the capital, Taipei, there are about 20 long streets dedicated to just food. Due to its geographic location – just a few hundred kilometres from the Chinese coast – Taiwanese food has a mash-up of different cuisines from mid to southern provinces of China, but most notably from the Min Nan, Teochew and Hokkien Chinese communities.

Japanese food influence also exists from the 50 year period when Taiwan was under Japanese rule, and many Japanese cooking techniques are used. Pork, seafood, chicken, rice, and soy are very common ingredients. Beef is far less common, and some Taiwanese still refrain from eating it.

Taiwan also produces a huge variety of vegetables and tropical fruits. Living on a crowded mountainous island, the Taiwanese had to look away from farms for sources of protein, and as a result, seafood is prominently used and is plentiful and very fresh.

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In many of their dishes, the Taiwanese have shown their creativity in their selection of spices and rely on an abundant array of seasonings for flavour. Along with flavour, Taiwanese people love texture. They especially crave the “QQ” food texture, which is a phrase that refers to something that is especially chewy, like tapioca balls in bubble tea.

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Originating from Taiwan, Gong Cha is a famed bubble tea specialty store that delivers refreshing and delicious freshly brewed drinks.  

Gong Cha

Originating from Taiwan, Gong Cha is a famed bubble tea specialty store that delivers refreshing and delicious freshly brewed drinks. After starting out with a single store in Kaohsiung...


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