The Alley The social media drink.
Every time I walk past this milk tea shop, there ALWAYS seems to be a long queue, I never understood why. So I decided to find out why, here’s what I found out.
It’s a Hong Kong Milk Tea company that specializes in what’s called ‘deerioca’ it’s their own tapioca bubbles they add to their drinks. It is gaining popularity around the world with franchises popping up in Asia and in the US and Australia now. But aside from the taste why is it so darn popular? Social media is the answer. Customers go here, have a drink, take a picture and watch their wechat/weibo explode with likes and comments. So many people seem to. have heard about this place online that has made it the ‘must go place’, especially for the younger crowd.
We insist on making the Deerioca (tapioca) from scratch. The complicated procedure of preparing Deerioca creates the best texture and aroma for the tapioca. Each bite is perfect, unique with additional pleasure.
What I liked about this place is that as well as the milk tea drinks, you can get a standard milk drink (no tea). And this is what I ordered. The deerioca brown sugar milk uses brown sugar balls and fresh milk. Its sweet, it’s creamy, it uses hot sugar balls and ice in the drink which combine in a way to make this instantly drinkable. I LOVED it. Also tried the deerioca matcha milk, which is as above except it uses matcha flavouring too to give it that extra edge. I fell in love with these drinks, really surpassed my expectations. I’d recommend anyone to go there and try for yourself
The vibe inside is cool and young, perfect for a few selfies (which everybody seems to be doing), or just to chat to friends and enjoy the drink.
My advice would be to go on a weekday, as evenings and weekends can be waiting 1 hour plus to get your drink. Location Coastal City (Houhai) near HeyTea.