One of my favorite beverages in Taipei is a very interesting drink consisting of fresh milk and tapioca pearls. The shop that's selling them is called Chen San Ding or 陳三鼎黑糖粉圓專賣店 in Chinese (literally Chen San Ding Black Sugar Tapioca Specialty Store) and their drink is called 青蛙撞奶 (Qīng wā zhuàng nǎi) or translated as Frogs hit in milk. They're using black sugar, real milk and tapioca pearls to make this refreshing drink. Although it looks like one, it's not bubble tea, because it doesn't contain any tea - it's a kind of a bubble tea spin-off, though. Their price is a bit higher, but the drink is so much tastier, so it's totally worth it. Basically they invented this drink after the initial bubble tea craze and a lot of other stalls have copied it. But theirs is simply the best in Taiwan according to word on the street.
The shop is located in the southern part of Taipei near the National Taiwan University. You have go to the Gongguan MRT station, it's about 5 min away from there.
• English name: Chen San Ding Black Sugar Tapioca Specialty Store
• Chinese name: 陳三鼎黑糖粉圓專賣店
• Romanization: Chén Sān Dǐng hēitáng fěnyüén zhuānmài dièn
• Address: 台北市中正區羅斯福路三段316巷8弄口
• Phone number: (02) 23 67 77 81
• Opening hours: 11.00 - 22.30
• Money per person: 30 NT$
• Find location: Google maps
What's your favorite beverage in Taipei?
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