Hello, everyone! MMN editor Midori here.
The battleground for bubble tea victory in Harajuku continues as new shops open one after the other. I paid a visit to the latest bubble tea shop to open in Harajuku. It’s called CHA NUNG and is based in Taiwan with branches in America, Singapore and elsewhere too.
Located in the Omotesando part of Harajuku, this is the first CHA NUNG to open in Japan!
This is how the outside looks. The neon signs are super cute!
The inside walls and columns have tiles on them which gives the shop a refreshing atmosphere. Having such a simple design means guys and adults can enter without embarrassment too since a lot of bubble tea shops in Harajuku have designs catered toward young girls.
The decor and designs may be simple but there are plenty of Instagrammable opportunities!
The handy menu shows you the steps on how to order your drink. You can choose the sweetness of your drink, how much ice you want in there, and more. You can even have no sweetness in there at all, meaning they cater to everyone from those who don’t think sweet things to the biggest sweet-tooths out there!
The menu is pretty big! Not only do they serve the standard milk tea but fruit teas too, something which I saw a lot of people ordering.
I went for the classic Taiwan Tapioca Black Milk Tea!
The first thing that struck me when I held my beverage in my hand was the amount of tapioca pearls inside! You could say they filled up about 1/3 of the cup.
At other shops you can pay extra to have more tapioca pearls in your drink, but this is more cost efficient as you get pretty much the same amount as that here anyway.
It has a strong milky flavour but the taste of the tea really comes through. The tapioca pearls are about the same size as usual but are a soft “chewy” type. The ice is quite thin so by the time you’ve finished all the ice has already melted away. In any case, you get a lot of tapioca pearls so it’s a very satisfying drink.
If you’re feeling peckish or just love bubble tea then I recommend paying a visit to CHA NUNG!
CHA NUNG Omotesando
Address: 3-20-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00‐20:00
No Fixed Holidays.
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