With so many bubble tea and Taiwanese restaurants in Richmond, how do you go about finding a true winner? Which one particularly stands out? What makes the best boba milk tea? For me it is the creaminess of the milk teas, the chewy and slightly sweetened pearls, and refreshing taste of fresh smoothies. Pearl Castle Richmond 圓香茶坊 Bubble Tea is my favorite. It has won Diner’s Choice Award for “The Best Taiwanese Cafe & Bubble Tea” at the HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards. Aside from bubbles, they also offer a wide selection of hot food, meal combos, signature hot pots and delicious Taiwanese snacks. This place is always packed at any given time of the day. Sometimes you may even find yourself waiting in line even when the restaurant itself is quite spacious! Sometimes you may even wonder where all these people came from!
They are located inside Continental Plaza where, Yuu Japanese Tapas, Gyo-O Kaisen Shokudo Japanese Restaurant, Deer Garden Signature and Sing Yee Chinese Restaurant. They also have an location inside Richmond Centre, which is also always busy. If you want a quicker option,their express store is located inside Parker Place in the food court. Sadly to say, the Port Coquitlam has since closed over a year being replaced by a Thai restaurant.
Taiwanese Meat Sauce on Rice: A comfort and homey dish made of grounded pork. There wasn’t much sauce here and at times a bit dry. Ground pork is more diced than grounded. If only they can add more sauce it would’ve been a much tastier meal.
Tomato Beef Brisket Hot Pot: A generous and heart warming meal filled with beef brisket and tomatoes. The broth is flavourful and is great on rice. The hot pot combo also came with 3 sides of veggies, tofu and marinated potatoes. Grass jelly is served as dessert.
Pearl Castle is a very popular place to gather with friends and wind down the night / start off the weekend. It is opened till very late and offers a hang out places when your favorite restaurant starts closing doors or a place of late night snack and desserts. Either way I’m sure Pearl Castle at one point in time your default go to venues!
Pearl Castle Cafe 圓香生活餐飲
Cuisine: Taiwanese, Bubble Tea, Boba, Chinese
Mon 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 1:00 am
6060 Minoru Boulevard Richmond, BC V6Y
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