Monday, July 19, 2010

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Chen San Ding 陳三鼎

7/19/2010 Taiwan Explorer

One of my favorite beverages in Taipei is a very interesting drink consisting of fresh milk and tapioca pearls. The shop that's selling them is called Chen San Ding or 陳三鼎黑糖粉圓專賣店 in Chinese (literally Chen San Ding Black Sugar Tapioca Specialty Store) and their drink is called 青蛙撞奶 (Qīng wā zhuàng nǎi) or translated as Frogs hit in milk. They're using black sugar, real milk and tapioca pearls to make this refreshing drink. Although it looks like one, it's not bubble tea, because it doesn't contain any tea - it's a kind of a bubble tea spin-off, though. Their price is a bit higher, but the drink is so much tastier, so it's totally worth it. Basically they invented this drink after the initial bubble tea craze and a lot of other stalls have copied it. But theirs is simply the best in Taiwan according to word on the street.

I heart milk, too. And the cute little cow as well.

That's one of my favorite beverage shops in Taipei: Frogs hit in milk!

Chen San Ding in the evening is always full of people, so it must be good.

The shop is located in the southern part of Taipei near the National Taiwan University. You have go to the Gongguan MRT station, it's about 5 min away from there.

English name: Chen San Ding Black Sugar Tapioca Specialty Store
Chinese name: 陳三鼎黑糖粉圓專賣店
Romanization: Chén Sān Dǐng hēitáng fěnyüén zhuānmài dièn
Address: 台北市中正區羅斯福路三段316巷8弄口
Phone number: (02) 23 67 77 81 ‎
Opening hours: 11.00 - 22.30
Money per person: 30 NT$
Find location: Google maps

What's your favorite beverage in Taipei?

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