“There’s no problem a cup of milk tea can’t solve. If there is, make it two cups.”
That’s what we said in our previous Tiger Sugar teaser article, which would appear to be very true since it doesn’t seem I can join the queue any time soon.
Oh and if you need some Tiger Sugar or bubble tea facts, do check out that article.
The first 25 customers who purchase 6 cups of their boba milk series would have gotten a limited edition hoodie. But for us slowpokes, we wouldn’t even be close to being the first 100.
The Current Situation
Right now, there are a total of 5 Tiger Sugar outlets:
- Northpoint City South Wing #01-53
- Jurong Point Shopping Center #03-40/41
- Capitol Piazza #B2-32 (City Hall MRT Exit D)
- Paragon Shopping Mall, 290 Orchard Road #B1-39/40,
- Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road #B1-s42
Open Daily: 11am – 10pm
And with all that, there isn’t really much else for me to do. Except convince you to stay off the queue
so I can queue for the thing myself.
It’s Diabetes in a cup
You should know that bubble tea isn’t healthy; but still, you need to watch this video we’ve done about bubble tea, because #wenosubscribers:
As someone whose blood is made out of milk tea, the below is something I wouldn’t want to look at myself, but for the sake educating the people, it is a terrifying fact that must be shown:
Yeah. Brown Sugar Fresh Milk has 92.5g of sugar. A can of coke is about 40g, for reference. And because that’s literally what you’re ordering you can’t pretend to be healthy by asking for 50% sugar.
It’s equivalent to 2 Cai Pngs
Jesus, with that amount of sugar you can basically feed two people. And with that price, it’s basically 2 Cai Pngs worth. Think about it. 1 cup of boba milk is 2 meals.
But If You Don’t Want To Queue
You’d think that for exchange with a green Yusof bin Ishak, the thing might be quite complicated, hard to make or use a lot of ingredients.
It’s actually only 3 ingredients and super easy to make. While it does take a while (~1 hour if you’re slow), it’s basically the same time as queuing.
Here’s a recipe by a YouTuber, since our pantry in Goody Feed only consists of a bunch of plastic utensils.
The video makes Brown Sugar Milk Tea and adds tea, but Tiger Sugar is famous for Brown Sugar Fresh Milk, so here’s the simplest recipe:
Dump water, store bought tapioca (S$9 for 3 kg), brown sugar (S$4 for 1 kg) to pot in the ratio 3.5:1.5:1 according to weight. Cook until it becomes syrupy, and tapioca pearls are cooked. Dump a ladle worth into a cup, pour milk into a cup.
Oh and it costs S$9 for a bag of store-bought Tapioca pearl, but if you follow the video and use Tapioca starch (S$1.20 for 500g) it’s even cheaper.
And it isn’t even that hard to make the milk tea version. Just seep the tea at the side, then add milk.
So yeah, I’m not sad at all that the queue is so long.
This article is written while drinking Teh Peng and thinking about the Tiger Sugar queue, completely sad about the mere 1-hour lunchtime insufficient to queue for Tiger Sugar.