November 12, 2004 at 4:28 pm

Oh look, I don’t have to cough up my own loogies anymore. They’ve submerged them in a tea latte for me. Oh, and they’re just *slightly* bigger than the straw so they come up with appalling speed and squishiness into my mouth while I drink this abomination, so the loogies are getting spit into my mouth.

Grossest thing ever.

November 12, 2004 at 4:56 pm

I love Bubble Teas! My Asian friends got me into them. SOme places I go to, the tapico tastes weird. Other places make it kinda chalky. School makes them pretty good. I need to find out what mix they use.

November 12, 2004 at 4:57 pm

On the West coast they call it BOBA TEA

November 12, 2004 at 5:32 pm

hey bernie,
i love that place– soooooo good. makes me homesick (er, for Tokyo btw.)
And bubble tea– I had a serious addiction to it for a while and had to have it from every place that served it. So many variations on chewiness! There’s a place on Hester and Bowery that makes their “balls” on the chewy side… Bubble tea is good when you’re unemployed– it’s like a meal!

November 12, 2004 at 6:18 pm


Oh right… on the west coast. Thanks.

November 12, 2004 at 8:06 pm

Testicles of Tapioca! :mrgreen:

I saw Moose Balls once on a menu… I lose sleep at night worrying that it wasn’t just a creative name for something.

November 13, 2004 at 2:53 am

Tea? no i’ll have a speights thanks

Each year here in NZ we have a Wildfoods festival. They serve random stuff like mountain oysters (sheeps balls), rocky mountain oysters (bulls testicles) in semen sauce, live huhu grubs and rhubarb champagne. So everyone goes and eats things that you might see on fear factor then gets hell drunk that night.

So we’ll travel from one coast to another to pay to eat this stuff while on the otherside of the world americans only eat this stuff if they might win millions. What’s up with that sh*t aye? Do you spell American with one wuss or two?

I went for the first time this year and being a poor student with a limited budget I had to restrict myself. So this year I only ate living things but next year i hope to cover the food I didnt get this year.

November 13, 2004 at 4:52 pm

Dude I drank two of those in my life…the first one was crap it was from some chinese chain in CA…panda express i think. Then I stayed away from the bubble teas for almost 2 years until i finally bugged myself enough to try one more “cause that first one probably just sucked”. Nope. Just as bad, but on the second one I had the joy of getting the ball things stuck at the bottom of the straw and sucking them up hard enough to damn near get them lodged in my throat. also, the tapioca makes my stomach hurt.

November 13, 2004 at 5:53 pm

I’ve been a Bubble Tea Whore for years now… Good stuff. Being from Toronto, with it’s insanely high Asian population, it wasbound to happen. I tried it, loved it, and can’t stand being without it.
Anyway, as for the octo-balls. DO IT. They sound yummy. Do they come with a zesty dipping sauce?

November 14, 2004 at 2:03 pm

Haz wrote:
Each year here in NZ we have a Wildfoods festival. They serve random stuff like mountain oysters (sheeps balls), rocky mountain oysters (bulls testicles) in semen sauce, live huhu grubs and rhubarb champagne.

you’ve got to wonder whose semen it is though surely….

[one Kiwi who'll just be eating steak thank you...]

November 15, 2004 at 8:41 pm

Saint Alps shall always pale in comparison with…coffee stand guy on 8th and University. Seriously, while the place looks nice, I can never bring myself to go in there.

Green tea ice cream? Good idea. and tasty.
Saint Alps…they frighten me. Really. Bubble tea?
stuff was made by sadists. or people without gag factors.

December 17, 2004 at 6:26 pm

Do you remember the name of the place you got the McOctoBalls? I’m a HUGE fan of all things octopus (although the sushi place of St. Marks next door to Bull McCabe’s sold me some tainted octo that gave me food poisoning on the night of my Bachelor Party). I’m down around 9th and 2nd Ave pretty often, but I’ve never noticed anywhere that served deep fried Octo.

As for the Bubble Tea: Heard of it, always wanted to try it, never had the chance. I like tea and I like tapioca so I may have to give it a shot.

Then again – I like Jaegermeister and I like pickled herring but I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t taste too good if I mixed them up and tried to slurp them through a too-small straw. :?

January 8, 2005 at 8:34 pm

i spent the summer studying at harvard, and damn, there isn’t a single place there that doesn’t sell bubble tea, every girl i knew loved, every guy hated it, make up your own joke involving “balls”, “sucking” and “chewy” if you like. i tried it twice, the second time was decent only because it was watermelon tea, which is a fancy name for scooping out the inside of a watermelon and throwing it in a blender with ice, mmmm, it’s like watermelon in a glass cause… well… it is….

April 18, 2009 at 10:23 am

Berbie said:”I’ve actually never once tried it, so I don’t know what the balls are like, but I can tell you what I think they’d be like. On second thought maybe I’ll keep it to myself since I think there are actually a lot of people who like the stuff.”

LOL..Wow. That’s funny.

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