If you’re on the hunt for the best bubble tea in Taiwan – Chen San Ding might just be it. Although many claim this to be the best milk tea house in the country, you’ll be surprised to know that it contains no tea. The real star here are its tapioca pearls – they’re chewy and provide just the right amount of sweetness to the drink.
Chen San Ding prides themselves in their Black Sugar Bubble Tea, which is essentially just brown sugar tapioca pearls topped with a generous amount of taiwanese milk. If you’re a little skeptical about this “milk tea”, we still highly suggest you give it a try! You’ll easily spot their Zhongzheng District stall thanks to the long, neverending lines.
The shop has a number of options, but the one you need to try is the black sugar bubble milk, also known as frog egg milk. Don’t worry, the “frog eggs” are just tapioca balls, and the ones at Chen San Ding are the best we’ve ever had. They’re stewed in brown sugar until they are the perfect amount of soft and chewy. They also only use real Taiwanese milk instead of anything artificial, which gives it a deliciously creamy taste.
Once you get to the front of the line, place your order — the lady behind the counter speaks English and will prepare your drink in the blink of an eye, scooping the tapioca and sugar mixture into a cup before topping it off with milk. You can have it hot or cold.
Address: No. 2, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
According to klook.com; taipeiexpat.com