Thursday, 22 October 2009

The Bubble bar

Preparation of the pho

I picked up aLeaflet at one my local chinese supermarkets, It was about the bubble bar - I love bubble drinks - and decided to visit it as it is 500 yards from my home (no excuse not to go is there??)

The bar is up some stairs, just above the red chilli restaurant, a brilliant northern cuisine chinese. It is a small place, but well lit and fresh, modern and clean looking.great combinations of colours make it pleasant. The background music is not too loud either.

Friendly bar

Bar

I had a look at the bubble drink menu, which is rather extensive, and I opted without hesitation for the Durian bubble (see below). It is the first bar I can indulge in my durian obsession sins....
Durian Bubble drink
For those who don't know about bubble drinks, they are beverages made with milk or soya, either with tea or fruits, served with tapioca black pearls, gelatinous balls of the size of a marble (hence the mega size for the straw). The drink was perfect and looking further on the menu, I realise there was some great common vietnamese snacks/food, bahn mi and pho... How could I resist?? I had a pho, freshly prepared in front of me like it should be. Possibly not as tasty as Marjolaine's, but I suspect that's asking for too much. It was nevertheless very healthy and tasty. I had not planned to eat in the bar, I just got very excited about the food offered there...

Pho

Being of french origin, I had to finish the meal on a cafe, and o joy, I could get a vietnamese coffee!

Vietnamese coffee

At the moment there is an offer I was told by the owner, and I got a n extra frozen yoghurt - I was already full by then though.
Frozen yoghurt

The bar is an excellent alternative for a healthy lunch or for hanging out for all the other cafe places, since it has the great advantage to close at 9pm - two hours after the others....

So thumbs up for this little bar that offers something new in town!

16 comments:

pigpigscorner said...

I love bubble drinks too! but durian?? I've never seen that before, would looove to try it.

Christelle said...

@pigpigs ohhh the Durian flavoured one is to die for, I tasted a Durian milk shake when I was in Melaka too, I loooove them! difficult to find, but well worth it if you love the fruit. Some say it smells like drains though.lol! :)

Vijay Eswaran said...

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Lovely blog..

Dropping by to say hi.:)

mycookinghut said...

Bubble drink!! Haven't had this for ages.. I don't know where I can get this in London.. any ideas?

Junglefrog said...

I had never heard of bubble drinks and wow. with durian! Adventurous! I hope it didn't come with the smell attached! That pho looks delicious too!

ICook4Fun said...

I love Vietnamese Coffee and the chewiness of the the bubble tea but I have not taste the durian flavour yet. Must be really good since I love Durian :)

myfrenchkitchen said...

Oh, I HAVE to try these bubble drinks...and how cute they look!
Ronelle

ccina said...

Never realized, my apologies, you're one of my new fave photogs!! Beautiful images...

C-

Ricardo said...

Loved the look of the noodle soup delicious, like all the other foods well presented and nice post..kisses xxxx

Fitness Foodie said...

I love bubble bars, been a while since I've been. Really nice photos.

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Japanese Cooking Recipes said...

As always, I like the yummy pictures you'd taken. Great share!

Patty said...

I love bubble drinks, so glad they're catching on here.

Cindy said...

Never heard of a bubble drink. Thanks for an interesting post.

Fitness Foodie said...

There were a lot of these types of restaurants opening up in Ottawa a few years back. I have tried their food, but will have to go back and try one of these famous bubble drinks.The place is really cute and trendy.