If you’re Singaporean and have a Singaporean mother, you’ll probably know this thing.
Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa.
It’s the one thing our mothers used to force us to drink whenever anything’s wrong with our throats.
It’s cooling, minty, and never solves your throat problems.
A pregnant woman was so annoyed at a noisy baby that she threw a pot of burning mala at the baby. At the worst part of this? She wasn’t charged. Click on the image below to read about this shocking incident:
(At least that’s what we think lah)
Well, while it might not be super effective for solving your cough, some smart folks in the US decide that it tastes good enough to be sold.
As a bubble tea flavour.
Laboratory in California
In the territories of America, there exist an Asian teahouse selling what every Asian is going crazy over.
Bubble (Boba) tea.
By the way, if you want to know more on why Boba is called Boba (it actually means “big breasts”), you can watch this video that we’ve made just for you:
Now, moving on.
And for this holiday season, the Asian teahouse in the US is coming up with a flavour that every Singaporean would’ve drunk at least once.
Can’t see clearly?
Here’s what they’re using.
Your all-time favourite, pi pa gao.
Called the Cough Syrup Green Tea, it’s one of their holiday-special drinks sold in the shop this holiday season.
Imagine green tea infused with the herbal taste that we’re all too familiar with. Yo.
Their other holiday-themed drinks sound perfectly normal, though:
- Chocolate peppermint milk tea
- Milk tea with taro cheese foam
- White chocolate strawberry milk tea
- Spiced chocolate
“We strive to create unique concoctions that blend premium traditional ingredients and modern twists on ingredients new and old.”
As with every controversial drink on the internet, we have to take a look at the goldmine that is the netizens’ comments.
Embrace your roots
No, just no.
This shouldn’t happen.
And People Started Suggesting New Flavours
Singaporeans are nothing if not creative. Especially when they’re out to get you.
So without further ado, here’s a couple of flavours people are suggesting on the net.
Po Chai Pill Soup
Cod Liver Pearls
Panadol Extra Bubble Tea with Milk
Image: mothership.sg Facebook Page
It Might Already Exist in S’pore
Okay, so while searching through the labyrinth that is the comment section, here’s what we saw:
Being the busybodies that we are, we couldn’t help but check it out.
And yes, guys, it exists in Singapore.
So if you’re curious about what pi pa gao bubble tea tastes like, well, just make your way to Chinatown Point and check them out.
Like this person said correctly: it’s legit.
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