There are always things that I’ve thought would make it well here in the South. One of the big things for several years now on the west coast has been bubble tea. The pearls are made of tapioca starch and are usually given a large straw in which to suck up the pearls and the drink.
What’s interesting is that there are machines out there that make this stuff and personally I believe that if consumers start looking at a more healthier lifestyle, then these are no different than smoothies with the pearls in them. Either way, this is making its way into the South, which in my opinion is absolutely fantastic. If you’re around this area, you can find it at Phoenix Asian Cuisine, one of the finer fusion asian restaurants around locally.
All I have to say is, “Finally. Yum yum.”
Photo Credit: (roboppy)