How To Pour Bubble Tea, English Style

Pearl Castle is a Taiwanese restaurant located at Richmond’s Continental Plaza. The place is always packed because they offer great-tasting food at extremely reasonable prices. Another reason Ed Lau and I like going there is because they have an all-female wait staff. However, their service doesn’t match the food.

I was saddened to hear that the Castle no longer offers their house special stew pork. I loved that dish, but I can understand why they may have gotten rid of it – the amount of fat on the pork is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Luckily, Pearl’s other signature dishes remained on the menu. I went with the kung pow chicken and Ed went with the fried chicken nuggets with fried rice. The chicken was extremely tender and had a good amount of heat from the chilly peppers (just the way I like it). A selection of side dishes, plus a dessert accompanied the meal.

In addition to great-tasting food, Pearl is also known for their great selection of teas and coffee. I went with a hot milk tea with pearls. The tea comes in a clear teapot, and the pearl bubbles are on the side. You add the pearls to a small english tea cup, and then pour in the tea. It’s a Taiwanese take on serving English tea. Ed and I did a video to show how it’s done.

Pearl Castle

Pearl Castle

Pearl Castle

Pearl Castle

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39 thoughts on “How To Pour Bubble Tea, English Style”

  1. was waiting for the food show … Nice that you added at last.

    1. Whitney says:

      Good Lord, this place looks delicious. And thanks for the helpful tip John!

      1. SportsNub says:

        Not just delicious, it’s very delicious. 😀

  2. allan stuart says:

    where is the bubble Jon.. i didn’t see any bubble when you pour your tea?? hence, why the name bubble tea 🙂

    anyway, the pearl castle looks like sea grass jelly..

  3. I dono where these type of awesome food we can get in india.

    1. Indian food itself is an awesome. I do not think that in any country you will get so many different kind of foods.

      One is south indian dishes with idli and dosa and other hand chole bhatture … Yummy.

      No comparision what so ever.

      1. SportsNub says:

        True ZK, Indian foods are just awesome. You don’t need to compare anything to it.

        1. What I like about Indian food is the variety you can get …

          In every part of India you will get totally different food and totally different taste.

          You will surprised to see how in a nation so many varieties of food can be found.

  4. Gift Ideas says:

    Nice dish here. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Gift Ideas says:

      yes very well especially rice and olives.

    2. Party Ideas says:

      Yes of course above are really delicious dishes.

  5. When do you work, you eat all the time in peace and quiet. I always throw in my food quickly because I am always on the way and never have time to sit down.

  6. Buy a Blog says:

    Hum! Seems Very Delicious, Enjoy it John.

    1. SportsNub says:

      Yeah, it looks very tasty…!!

  7. Erwin Miradi says:

    That rice and chicken really looks delicious.

  8. fas says:

    John your everypost is becoming food posts, it makes us hungry and obese.

  9. Yum! I always get the grab and go one. I want to try this!

  10. GamesDunia says:

    Great and may be very testy.

  11. Very nice food items which is making us to eat it. Thanks John.

  12. fazal mayar says:

    lots of food always on john chow 😀

    1. Party Ideas says:

      Yes inspiration thing you said Fazal….John is John.
      Whata great tea in English style.

    2. SportsNub says:

      Yeah, true. But, we enjoy everything so let it come 😉

  13. My typical English wife said that when you add the pearls into the tea cup is NOT English tea anymore..

    1. Party Ideas says:

      Not think dear it will be really testy because it’s from John…!!!

  14. GamesDunia says:

    Great Tea and hope testy too.

    1. Party Ideas says:

      if you get tea then how will you feel?

  15. Lalit says:

    It is an excellent post with beautiful clips. Thanks John for sharing these.

    1. Haitham says:

      These posts make me always hungry john but i agree with you Lalit. these are excellent posts.

  16. Party Ideas says:

    Fabulous clips here John.thanks for the awesome sharing.

  17. Party Ideas says:

    I like 3rd one dish which like a noodles..

  18. Party Ideas says:

    & chicken is also looks yummmy,my heart is moving & mouth watering

  19. Hmmmm I think if I get I will try that too

  20. very delicious items. Seems you are enjoying a lot in Richmond in your dot com life style … huh 🙂

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