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Published September 6th 2021
Satisfy your bubble tea craving at UCool
With so many different bubble tea chains competing against each other, it's hard to stand out in the crowd. UCool rises up amongst the sea by offering a twist on the classic Hong Kong dessert, egg waffles or gai dan jai. In recent times, it's also been popularised as 'bubble waffles'.
It's been a while since I've had egg waffles this good. The exterior was perfectly crisp without any burnt edges while the interior remained soft and had a bouncy, mochi texture. Unlike its competitor, it wasn't overly cakey or chewy either.
The drink was great too. We ordered a cold assam tea with half sugar and ice, pearls and herbal jelly. Often I find the tea hasn't been steeped long enough for its flavours to come through but this wasn't the case here. The pearls were soft and bouncy and the herbal jelly a pleasantly mild contrast to the rest of the drink. The amount of sugar was questionable, I'm not sure whether they forgot to halve the dosage or if their full sugar option is actually that 'full on'.
UCool also does coffee and milkshakes, or if you're lactose intolerant (and forgot to bring the lactase tablets), you can opt for fruit tea instead. I visited the Gilles Plains store which had plenty of seating options and cute decorations which were very instagrammable. They also provide a small selection of board games too.
Presently they only have stores in the Northern Suburbs including Salisbury, Kensington Park and Port Adelaide (they're on UberEats if that helps!) Hopefully, they'll continue expanding across the rest of Adelaide to somewhere closer to you next!