We have This Good Robot, Hello Jupiter and Lawn Chair Bombers playing. There’s a bunch of sneak preview videos up on the tumblr along with an 8tracks.
The theme is TACO BAR. Well, we’re having FREE TACOS and trippy light shows… This Monday, 8 o’clock @ The UCafe— FREE live music, all ages, open to the public too so if people want to bring friends from like Suffolk Community they can.
I hope everyone’s dead week has been going well! I made a recent trip to UCafe, a small bakery/tea place on Durant next to Artichoke Basille near Unit 1.
The cafe/bakery hybrid seems pretty clean, though not as much as Sheng Kee. Everything is brightly lit (perhaps harshly, like some criticize ShareTea’s lighting to be) and neat. I didn’t get a chance to try and breads but I had to try their regular boba of course with half sugar.
The color is a little odd for a regular milk tea, more reminiscent of a Thai milk tea. Thai milk tea tends to have more of an orange color as compared to the gray/brown of regular milk tea. I guess this is a little similar to SweetHeart’s as their milk tea tends to be tinted a little orange as well.
As for the taste….it was cheap, and you could certainly taste it. There was overall a sort of chalky feel while I was drinking it, and a slight hazelnut/chocolately taste for some reason. The sweetness was fine at 50%, but the boba was subpar. Sure the pearls are soft, but too much so - they kind of just shred apart in your mouth instead of having that QQ/al dente texture you’d expect. I couldn’t really taste any tea flavor due to the strange hazelnut/chocolate taste, and all creaminess was lost due to the chalky feel. On the bright side, it is incredibly cheap and close to Unit 1, but I can’t help but feel there are better options close by.
Tea: 2.5/5 Almost nonexistent/covered up??
Milk: 2/5 Really chalky…
Pearls: 2/5 Not grainy at least, but still incredibly disappointing
Sweetness: 4/5 At 50%, at a good level
Price: 3/5 Hella cheap but you get what you pay for..
Total: 2.7/5 I can’t really recommend this place unless you’re totally strapped for cash or want something to wash down a dan ta you just bought. Go further west on Durant to SweetHeart’s if you just want boba!
Last lunch with #BFF @ps_park13 in last two days working here.
Double Chicken Drumstick with Rice in Red & Green Sauces #ucafe #lunch #sungaiwangplaza #chicken (at U Cafe’ Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang)