My obsession for boba milk teas is showing no signs of abating. No doubt it is helped by the abundance of milk tea shops where I can sate my cravings.
In Tomas Morato near my workplace, for example, is a branch of Dakasi, a milk tea brand originating from Taiwan. It offers a wide array of drinks made with fresh ingredients, with little to no additives. It prides itself on its own recipes for cooking tea, boba (tapioca pearls) and sugar, resulting to its own unique taste in drinks.
Over several visits, I have tried several of Dakasi’s drinks, its Creme Series in particular. Dakasi’s creme drinks are topped with a thick foamy creme made of fresh milk, whipped cream, sugar and salt. This adds a whole new dimension to the drinks which I do heartily welcome.
The drinks I have sampled include:
Creme Chocolate (Php140 for large). One of the series’ non-tea-based drinks, it has a rich chocolatey taste which holds its own against the creme topping.
Creme Okinawa (Php140 for large). Another non-tea-based drink sweetened by muscovado sugar, well complemented by the creme topping.
Creme Hokkaido (Php150 for large). Made with brown sugar syrup and fresh milk with crushed Oreo cookies for added texture, its flavor further enhanced by the salty-sweet creme topping.
Aside from its expansive array of drinks, Dakasi also serves food items that can be ordered along with drinks. So far, I have sampled:
Cheesy Beef Quesadilla (Php130). The slightly spicy grilled beef quesadilla goes very well with the cold drinks.
Tiramisu (Php95). An Italian dessert made of layers of coffee-soaked sponge cake alternated with cream and cheese filling and powdered chocolate. I found this a little bit dry and I would prefer the cheese filling to be richer.
So if you have a craving for milk tea while you’re in the Tomas Morato area, do check out Dakasi!
This Dakasi branch is located at the Ground Floor, M Place Condominium, Mother Ignacia Street, South Triangle, Quezon City
Other Metro Manila branches are located at: Level 2, Trinoma | P. Tuazon, Cubao | Level 1, Festival Mall | 207 Banawe Street, Quezon City | Shell McKinley, Forbes Park Makati | 1177-A Dapitan Street, Sampaloc, Manila | G/F Bellagio Residences, 2450 Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila | 522 UN Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street, Ermita, Manila | G/F Dela Rosa Carpark, Makati | Level 1 Market! Market! BGC, Taguig | Level 2, SM BF Paranaque City | Ground Floor, Main Station, Tutuban Center Mall, Manila | 2nd Level, Ayala Malls. Loverleaf, Balintawak, Quezon City | G/F Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao | F120-F121 Ayala Malls, Marikina Heights, Marikina City | Level 3 Ayala Malls Feliz, Marcos Highway, Dela Paz, Pasig City
Check out my reviews of other milk tea joints:
- Chatime, SM East Ortigas
- Make Your Own Cafe, Tomas Morato
- UltraKappu, Old Balara
- Tea Bubble House, Greenhills
- Good Good, Tomas Morato
- Make Your Own Cafe, Maginhawa
- Jelly G, Thai Milk Tea, UP Town Center
- Macao Imperial Tea, SM Manila
- Coco Fresh Tea & Juice, Ugong
- Macao Imperial Tea, Timog
- Happy Cup, Tomas Morato
- Snack Attack, SM North EDSA
- Oh My Chicken, Tondo
- Yi Fang, Tomas Morato