On the same note of the visit to Craftsman & Wolves that I mentioned, N and I made several stops at several places, so if I’m diligent enough hopefully you guys will be able to read entries to all if not most of the places that we visited during our little trip.
This stop is no where to fill your stomaches, but it definitely is a place to quench your thirst. Today, I will be writing about the famous Boba Guys. To provide a little history, Boba Guys was a kickstarter project that fire up into what it is today. Having all premium natural ingredients sourced from Japan, China, and even locally, along with homemade syrups, a cup of Boba Guys really spells QUALITY.
Our first hunt to Boba Guys was on a weekend evening which we managed to catch right before closing. We were so excited upon finding our goal, that we actually ate before the camera did….SORRY!
N is an avid boba drinker, so he likes to be on the “healthier” side, choosing 25% sweetness along with his classic milk drink. In my opinion, I found that it was kind of bland…to me, boba is not boba without it’s sweetness. The grass jelly is not very sweet either, so it was just a very tea-y drink. One thing I did like about the lack of sweetness is that it reveals all the flavours of the tea and grass jelly, which is quite nice. I would recommend this if you just don’t have much of a sweet tooth.
I, on the other hand, am a matcha junky (as you may already know). Whenever that is on the menu, it’s my pick, hands down. To feel a little less guilty, I selected 50% sweetness and I thought this drink was amazing! The matcha was nice and bold in flavour, while the syrup and sweetness of the boba balanced everything out. If you’re a green tea matcha fan, you’re gonna love this.
So – after we ordered we noticed that there’s actually a special menu beside the cashier (aside from the regular menu), which we totally missed, so we vowed to come back…which we did (the very next day)! This time, we ordered one of the most well presented bobas that I have ever seen (and that says a lot…)
The layers of the green matcha and yellow-orange mango syrup along with the almond jelly was just so eye-catching that I didn’t want to ruin it!! This drink does now allow for sweetness-level adjustments because the mango syrup in itself is already quite sweet. The bitter and sweet flavours that contrast along with the colours all worked very well with one another. This was by far the most creative yet delicious drink :). And the thought of the almond jelly may sound weird, but it actually complimented the flavours especially since the matcha was slightly bitter as well. Although this drink may have sat on the pricier end, I really believe that the quality of the ingredients and flavours was worth ever penny.
The shop is small and lies on the side of an intersection on Valencia Street in Mission, but it’s definitely worth a visit. All the staff are friendly and nice, and they all seem to be enjoying their jobs at Boba Guys. Go and experience what the new and taste of luxury of boba is!!