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The Alley Lujiaoxiang

Restaurants, Cafés Haymarket
Bubble Tea at The Alley
Photograph: Huan Yu

Time Out says

It’s a latecomer in the Chinatown scene, but the Alley Lujiaoxiang built up its fame through their crowd-favourite brown sugar deerioca series, a variant of the brown sugar flavoured milk tea. Their handcrafted tapioca balls are called “deerioca”, in line with its deer-themed branding. They use their own sugar cane syrup recipe and a traditional boiling method to ensure the pearls are infused with a rich burned sugar flavour. For a luxurious treat, the matcha latte and brown sugar deerioca with fresh milk is a beautifully tri-layered beverage where the hot brown sugar pearls and icy matcha meet at a milky border. The interplay of bitter matcha, super sweet brown sugar pearls, smooth milk together achieve flavour harmony and the chewy, squishy texture of the deerioca is a highlight of a visit to this shop. The Alley aces presentation – beverages are served with a marble-look or an array of coloured layers from different densities of milk, tea, juice and toppings that really plays into the Insta cred of this store.

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Address: Shop 3/410 Sussex Street
Haymarket
2000
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Opening hours: Sun-Wed 11am-9:30pm, Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm

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