Hongkongers love pizza, and they also love bubble tea, but how will they feel about bubble pizza? Well, for better or worse, we’re about to find out — yes, bubble tea pizza has official arrived in the SAR.
Hong Kong pizza chain PHD announced on their Facebook page yesterday that as part of a flash promotion, they’ll be offering a black sugar pearl milk tea pizzas at all PHD outlets, with the exception of Tung Chung (count yourselves lucky, Tung Chung). To add to the urgency, the chain has also helpfully noted that “stocks are limited.”
When Coconuts HK checked the PHD website this afternoon, both the regular and large versions of the pizza (HK$68 and HK$98, respectively) were already sold out.
However, you could still get a mini version of the pizza suitable for one person (are they suggesting it’s a meal?) along with a soft drink for HK$40.
Shockingly enough, the idea of putting black tapioca pearls on a bed of hot, cheesy ‘za is not new. In October, the pizza chain Dominos offered a similar bubble tea pizza in Taiwan.
Needless to say, the pizza was, well, divisive, with reactions ranging from “incredible” to “vile.”
Omg it's incredible. They nailed it. Not joking, everyone here needs to try this.
The pizza is savory, but it's sweetened with honey on top, the boba aren't mushy, and the whole thing is 超級Q af.
— Lev Nachman (@lnachman32) October 29, 2019
— Mike Bird (@Birdyword) December 8, 2019
Hong Kong netizens’ reaction to the pizza, meanwhile, has been similarly mixed.
While some said they would be up for trying the unorthodox combo, others rightly noted that the pie “would make an Italian person’s blood boil,” and that the boba topping “looks like rabbit poop.”
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