And the invasion of the Taiwanese milk tea brands continue with another one setting up shops in the country: Chachago.
I first heard of this brand when my boss insisted on dropping by its nearby shop along Tomas Morato after out lunch out.
This branch is basically suited for take outs and not really hanging out. It occupies a small space in Pares Retiro with a small and cramped sitting area where you can wait for your drink.
Chachago offers a brown sugar series of drinks which is quite on-trend right now. These usually have milk as its base with its pearl sinkers and sides of the cup doused in rich brown sugar syrup (hence those “tiger” stripes). To enjoy this drink with a good balance of flavors, you have to shake the cup to distribute the brown sugar syrup into the milk.
Now, aside from the brown sugar syrup, my interest actually lies in the cheese cream that accompanies some of its drinks. It is a l layer of salty-sweet cream cheese whipped to a light and foamy consistency. I’ve always been a fan of cream cheese so when cheese cream started appearing on beverages, I just knew I had to have it.
I’ve tried two of Chachago’s brown sugar drinks with cheese foam:
Roasted Brown Sugar Cacao with Salted Cheese Cream (Php140).
Roasted Brown Sugar Tea with Salted Cheese Cream (Php120)
I think the cheese cream works a lot better in the tea-based drink rather in the chocolate-based drink. In the cacao beverage, both the flavor of dark chocolate and that of the cheese cream are too strong to complement each other.
At some point, when I’ve weaned myself away from my cheese cream addiction, I might try more of Chachago’s offerings.
This Chachago branch is located at Pares Retiro, 205 Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City. For inquiries and bulk orders, call +63 2 7172050.
Other branches are located at:
- Scout Tobias, Quezon City
- N. Domingo Street, Quezon City
- Banawe, Quezon City
- Katipunan, Quezon City
- Kapitolyo, Pasig
- Barangka, Mandaluyong
- Fisher Mall, Malabon
- BF Homes, Paranaque
- Xavier Street, San Juan
- Bubba Lab, Lamp Quarters
- Gong Cha, Tomas Morato
- Cha Tuk Chak, Greenhills
- The Alley, SM North EDSA
- Infinitea, Tomas Morato
- Xing Fu Tang, Greenhills
- Dakasi, Tomas Morato
- 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