Hello Boba Milk Tea Mochi!

Hello Boba Milk Tea Mochi!

In my last blog post; I shared how much I love boba. Another favorite treat of mine is mochi. So what happens when two of my favorites comes together? I become one super happy and excited Hello Kitty Foodie. This is exactly what happened when I saw Boba Milk Tea Mochi at Costco.

For under $7; I found this giant bag of Boba Milk Tea Mochi at the warehouse giant. It has 60 (happy squeal here) servings of delicious mochi filled with tapioca balls!

I was so excited to try it out and when I did; it definitely did not disappoint. The mochi itself had a nice soft and chewy texture. The boba flavor itself was present and reminded me slightly of those other famous boba treats; boba ice cream.

Though the boba milk tea mochi is room temperature; one can also put some in the freezer for frozen mochi treats. I tried this and quite enjoyed it as well.

I also liked that the packages itself were small. They’re perfect for a little snack.

Sometimes I don’t want too much sweet and so this is perfect.

For boba and mochi lovers like me; you will sure to enjoy this combo treat! The boba milk tea mochi is available at your nearest neighborhood Costco. Happy eating!

Hello Cafe Pruvia!

Hello Cafe Pruvia!

It’s no secret that I love coffee cafes and I also love boba. I was thus happy to hear about Cafe Pruvia; a lovely new cafe spot that specializes in both coffee and boba. Cafe Pruvia just opened up this May 2020 in Pacific Square in Gardena, California. Behind the cafe are three brothers from Manhattan Beach; Tyler, Kyle, and Cody Nakazaki. Tyler, Kyle and Cody wanted to have a spot that would cater to both boba lovers and coffee lovers. This is definitely my kinda place.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic; I’m not quite able to sit at the cafe, relax with a warm cup of coffee or refreshing boba like the old days. Nevertheless I was still able to enjoy some takeout from Cafe Pruvia recently.

My recent takeout consisted of two of their boba drinks from their Cafe Pruvia specials; the Taro Swirl with Boba and the Honeydew Swirl with Boba.

These drinks are absolutely gorgeous. They’re frappes swirled with house-made whip cream and then topped off with more whipped cream.

Not only do the drinks look good; they taste quite good too. It’s no surprise as the owners really studied what would be best for the menu. The whipped cream gives the perfect creamy texture. It’s very smooth. The flavors of the honeydew and taro are just right. It’s not too sweet and you really get the taste of honeydew and taro respectively. The freshly made boba is chewy and soft. The drinks are very well made.

Cafe Pruvia is a nice spot to get some quality drinks. Though one cannot sit and enjoy drinks at their neat cafe; their takeout is not a bad option at all. I’m happy to support this coffee/boba spot and looking forward to another delightful drink from here in the future. Coffee; next!

For more smile; please see my Yelp Review on Cafe Pruvia.

Hello polka dot party ready for the New Year!

Hello polka dot party ready for the New Year!

Polka dots!

There are several New Year’s traditions around the world but one that I remember from when I was a kid is about polka dots for the new year. In the Philippines, they say to wear polka dots on New Year’s Eve to bring prosperity and wealth for the next twelve months. This is because polka dots are shaped like a coin.

Now, I like polka dots. For me, there is simply something that just brings a happy vibe with all the circles. Circles = upward motion = like a smile :). Not sure if many of you noticed but on the web the design on the top of my Hello Kitty Foodie blog is a combo of polka dots and pink (my two favorites). (By the way, they say pink is the color for 2014! Yay! Happy me!)

When I noticed some tapioca pearls/boba at an Asian market recently, I thought of how perfect this would be for a New Year’s Eve…boba = polka dots ;). Fast forward to today, with me in my pink polka dot attire drinking some polka dot/homemade boba milk tea.

Making this little New Year’s treat is actually quite simple

Ingredients: Tapioca pearls (can be found at your local Asian market), milk tea

Boil 10 cups of water for 1 cup of tapioca pearls into a large pot.

Once the water is boiling, slowly pour 1 cup of tapioca pearls into the pot.

Stir softly and the tapioca will soon become plump in size.

Once you have plump tapioca pearls, turn the heat to medium and cover the pot for five minutes.

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In parallel to cooking the tapioca pearls, I had prepared a cup of milk tea on the side. Once the tea was brewed and the tapioca pearls were cooked, I simply scooped the boba and added into my ready made tea. Polka dot party ready!

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I hope you enjoyed my little trivia about polka dots as well as my little post about a simple New Year’s treat! Happy New Year everyone!

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