Great news for boba-sipping millennials of Central Jakarta: Famed Taiwanese brown sugar boba milk specialist Tiger Sugar is opening their second Jakarta store in Plaza Indonesia tomorrow.
While the brown sugar boba milk drink craze has swept all across Southeast Asia over the past few years, Tiger Sugar is generally regarded as one of the best in the region, earning the devotion of boba fiends in KL, Bangkok, and Singapore, among others. Our friends over at Coconuts Singapore even put Tiger Sugar at the top of their brown sugar pearl milk ranking — all the more impressive considering the stiff boba competition in Singapore.
Tiger Sugar is something to get excited about. We tried their brown sugar boba and pearl with cream mousse when we visited Singapore earlier this year, and safe to say, its creaminess and the ideal level of sweetness sets it apart from any we’ve had in Jakarta — which, in our opinion, are closer to traditional dessert drinks like es cendol or es dawet than true brown sugar boba milk.
Tiger Sugar only serves brown sugar drinks with two kinds of bubbles, the bigger boba and the smaller pearls. At Tiger Sugar’s first Jakarta store in North Jakarta’s Mall Kelapa Gading, the brown sugar boba and pearl with cream mousse will set you back IDR38,000 (US$2.71). The outlet currently holds a very respectable rating of 4.1 out of 5 on Zomato.
Expect long lines if you plan on queueing for tomorrow’s Tiger Sugar grand opening at Plaza Indonesia. Instagram protip: take pictures of your brown sugar boba milk drink as soon as you receive it because those “tiger stripes” syrup marks can fade in just a couple of minutes.
Plaza Indonesia basement floor #055-056. Tiger Sugar is also available at Mall Kelapa Gading 2 basement floor Unit #G-118
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