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Chinatown Philly, Part 2

28 Feb

After our crazy journey to get to Philly over the weekend, there was no way I was leaving the city without raiding Chinatown. Plus I had a white friend with me who had missed dim sum the day before. She needed to be initiated.

Must-find Chinese delights: Wu Gok, the taro root dumplings that I raved about in my last post.

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Next on the list: Bubble Tea, also known as Pearl or Tapioca Tea, boba tea, “the drink with the fat straw,” and a variety of other names.

These delicious drinks come in a ton of different flavors including papaya, coconut, honeydew, taro, coffee, thai tea, lychee, or mango.

Some are the same consistency as any iced drink. Some are blended into a thick smoothie.

But the element that makes Bubble Tea what it is are the dark Tapioca balls waiting for you at the bottom of the cup.

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Chinatown Philly

25 Feb

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So a couple of friends and I took a road trip to Philadelphia over the weekend to go to The Justice Conference. It was exhausting, since we spent 30 of the 70 hours we were gone on the road and encountered snow, ice, and car trouble.

One redeeming part of the trip, however, was that Chinatown was only 3 blocks away! We ate Dim Sum one afternoon where I was so excited I completely forgot to take pictures. Oops.

The servers pushed their carts of steaming little delicacies around and we picked whichever plates we wanted. My friend chose exotics such as jellyfish and shark fin dumplings, the latter of which are controversial because the sharks are killed just for their fins.

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