Bubble Tea: Greatest Hits vol. 1


Sometimes the craving is so intense, you're willing to lower your threshold from good to decent: maybe you'll take comfort in a bowl of ramen that uses rice noodles, or a plate of lo mein that comes with a pork schnitzel on top (more on that in a later post). I've taken part in many a bowl of noodle soup that was so oily, I couldn't even begin to reason why.

One thing, however, that can never be comprised is bubble tea. I only have one standard, which is that the boba be tapioca, not that weird popping bubble stuff. Otherwise, we have not come across a bubble tea we did not like.

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Sure, sometimes we get less boba than we wanted, or the tapioca is a little under-cooked. But overall, bubble tea is a wonderful and comforting constant throughout our travels.

Below is a list of the ones we've visited so far, with more to come I'm sure...

Come Buy - Berlin
Rosenthaler Str. 31, 10178 Berlin

96 Zen - Budapest
Budapest, Kálvin tér 5, 1053 Hungary

Wowble - Sevilla
Calle O'Donnell, 5, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

Bubbleology - Pilsen
Center Olympia, Písecká 972/1, 326 00 Plzeň 8-Černice, Czechia

BoBoQ - Munich (CLOSED)

Bubbow - Amsterdam (CLOSED)

Lou Lan Cha - Munich (CLOSED)

Kimchi Princess (Berlin, Germany)


After living in Germany for nearly a year, we finally made it to Berlin. Brooklyn Deferred wrote to us to say he would be there for the weekend, which was all the motivation we needed!


He was coming into the city late, so the Ramen Marauder and I decided to go on an Asian food adventure (like we do). I had done a bit of research before arriving (like. I. DO.), and we were set on going to a Korean BBQ restaurant called Kimchi Princess. When we got off the train, it seemed that this neighborhood was a happening spot for food. We walked past all kinds of tempting restaurants, including a Vietnamese place that looked promising, but we were on a mission.


We were grateful to be seated outside on such a beautiful summer evening. The sun had barely started to set at 8 p.m. and it felt like the city was just waking up. While we love our Bavarian town, it doesn't have the energy that Berlin has. I hate to exhaust words like electric and vibrant, but if I were able to see energy as colors, I swear that the whole neighborhood would have glowed neon.


Throughout our (first) time in Berlin, we found numerous Asian restaurants, which hopefully we'll review more of down the line. There are just so many reasons to go back...


We ordered kimchi tofu and dumplings to start, and had bulgogi as our main course. As you can see, we were pretty thrilled about the food. It may have been too much, but we deliciously powered through it all. We highly recommend going to Kimchi Princess for your Korean food fix, and when you go, let us know. We'd like to meet you there.

Kimchi Princess, Skalitzer Str. 36, 10999 Berlin, Deutschland, +49 163 4580203 (They also have a Korean fast food joint called Angry Chicken)