Your resident foodie is back and this time she ought to try the weirdest combination of food there ever was in food history — Boba instant noodles.
When I first heard about the Spicy Mi Boba, believe me, I was petrified. The idea of mixing something I drink into something I eat was certainly not what I had in mind for a good meal. But for the sake of this article, I kept an open mind and went along with it.
Note: Both my partner and I are quite adventurous when it comes to food so this new invention definitely piqued our curiosity.
We tore the lid off and found some flavouring packets (which were basically creamer and seasoning powder) and the instant noodles. Oh, the horrid sight when we found the pre-packed pearls.
Right after we added the creamer and seasoning, we poured the hot water into the mixture. The instructions said that we can have the noodles two ways: hot and cold.
Of course, we went with the safest bet, the hot way. Simply because opting for a cold so-called “soba” just didn’t seem right to us at all.
The sweet smell of milk tea lingered, and we found the scent very pleasing to the nose. However, the unjustifiable visual of the noodles swimming in the teh tarik-like liquid was quite a horrifying sight.
Without delay, we topped the noodles off with the pearls and went in for the first slurp.
My exact thought was, “The boba was alright, just too small. One thing’s for sure, I am not a fan of the broth at all.”
Although the texture of the noodles was familiar to our taste buds, we honestly couldn’t figure out what the spicy teh tarik soup was all about.
To be fair, we gave it another shot. Went ahead and took second and third slurps in order to explain the odd flavours that we have just tasted. Sadly, it was still unacceptable.
We thought the milk tea broth was oddly sweet but tasteless. While it was vaguely spicy towards the end, the flavours just don’t go well. More like an experiment that went wrong.
Imagine, you’re there eating noodles but you smell the sweet fragrance of the milk tea instead of something savoury. My brain wasn’t able to cope with such information as there were moments when I just wanted to throw up.
Then in terms of the devastating boba size, let’s just say Tealive and Mamee failed on that front and could’ve just settled for some sago instead.
We’re all in for brands collaborating with each other and coming up with quirky ideas but maybe, they should just dial it down a notch when it comes to any more boba invention.
But if you like figuring out flavours of what you’re eating, then I’d reckon you to try out Tealive and Mamee’s weird brainchild.
As for my partner and I, we’re good. We’ve tried it and we’re so done with it.
It may not have been an ideal meal to have at any time of the day at all, but that said, we’re still full-pledge Tealive fans. As a matter of fact, we’re going to order a Superior Coco after this. Not only is it our favourite drink but it’s perfectly kaw enough to get rid of the weird taste out of our mouth.
Pictures & GIF by Gracestronomy