Those black things are actually called tapioca.
In northern California, where I reside, they have another special name. We call it pearls.
Down in southern California, where some of my homies live, they call it bobas.
Boba should be the legitimate name since that’s what you call those in Chinese, but I guess Northern Californians wanted to distinguish themselves from the South? haha..
Just a fun fact.
This picture is from my sister’s food blog. Even though she’s from northern California, she’s schooling in Southern California and she’s beginning to say bobas! Not that it matters. hehe
BIN BIN Konjac
During vacay, we visited Bin Bin Konjac. I didn’t know what konjac was, or actually I never knew the jelly stuff in my drinks were konjac. I guess its nickname was “jelly” haha. I ordered the manjo slushie and I think Lien ordered a milk tea..
There was this sign that stated what konjac can do to the body. It stated that it’s high in fiber so it can help metabolism. It also can clean up the digestive system and it’s low in calories so it can help people lose weight.
Okay, I can tell you this, even if it’s low in calories, it may not necessarily help someone lose weight..I think the term “help” is misused. and sides, putting in these drinks doesn’t really “help” you lose weight either. Ha. but either way, the drinks were delish! :]
vacay, over :[