Every single time we thought bubble tea could go no further, we continue to be surprised.
Behold the bubble tea hotpot:
Or more accurately, the milk tea hotpot.
In case you can’t see it:
A variety of bubble tea toppings such as pearls, nata de coco, red bean, jelly, yam and sweet potato chewy bits are available.
Note: This is not in Singapore. But it could be judging by how fast trends get incorporated here.
Existed since 2012
The place, however, was unspecified in the video, but a quick trawl of the internet turns up savoury bubble tea hotpot as far back as 2012, in Taiwan:
According to the user, there’s tofu, meat, pearls, yam, tofu skin, beef, teabag (yeah), vegetables, mushrooms and squid paste in the hotpot.
Another one in Canada:
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Confirmed: #bubbleteahotpot does exist and it's not thaaaat bad! (If you come in with severely lacking expectations like I did ?). If you're feeling extra adventurous, Richmond is the place for Asian surprises ofc. And in case that's not enough bbt for the day, they also had promo on bbt (50% off with any meal, before 8pm). #nomnom
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