Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vivi Bubble Tea - Review

Vivi Bubble Tea - Dude Grade B+
49 Bayard Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 566-6833

After the great meal at Xian Noodles, we were craving some bubble tea to quench our thirsts. You'd figure you should be able to get decent bubble tea in Chinatown, but you'd be wrong. Common problems are the mixture is too sweet or bland, the bubbles are too hard/mushy/flavorless, the problems can go on and on. Any who, solid stuff here and this may be our go to bubble tea joint in Chinatown going forward.

Our Menu
Taro Bubble Tea **
Good taro flavor without being disgustingly sweet. Bubbles were nicely cooked where it was chewy without being hard or mushy. A nicely balanced bubble tea. Only complaints were I like the bubbles to be slightly larger and a smidgen softer.

Rating System
--- What the F - in a bad way | (no stars - poor to average) | * Good | ** Great | *** What the F – in a good way


Athos said...

I don't care if it's a boy band drink, but damnit, I loves me some bubble tea! I was in NYC's Chinatown last weekend and stopped in Ten Ren, since they are my favorite place for BTea in the DC area. Man, this was place was so nasty compared to it. I think it may be because of the hot weather, their location almost on a corner, and TONS of people in line. If the place was half full, it may have been better. Flavors were just so artificial.

Aramis said...

It is strange that in chinatown there are so many sub par bubble tea joints. Agreed with you that Ten Ren is a pass.

Vivi is pretty damn delicious though - so you know where to go next time.