The first time I tried having milk tea at Dakasi was in Trinoma. Hubby and I were walking around when we spotted their stall there. I ordered Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea and asked the attendant if I could the sugar level could be controlled and they said no, I could only tell them more or less. Given my disdain for overly sweet food and drink, I said less. It still came out too sweet. Thus concluded my first experience with Dakasi.
Months later, I was invited to the grand opening of Dakasi’s brand spanking new branch along Dela Rosa St. in Makati City. Dakasi is actually a milk tea chain from China.
The Dela Rosa St. store is pretty big compared to other Dakasi branches. It can accommodate maybe 40 people all at the same time?
Anyhow, that day we could order any number of drinks we wanted to try. I started by reordering the exact drink I had at Trinoma — Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea (P90 large size, pictured above) with Pearl add-on (+P10). I told one of the owners my problem with the Trinoma branch and she asked me what sugar level I preferred. I said I usually have the lowest percentage, which is 25-30% depending on the brand. So she told the person behind the counter to make it so. So yes, my Charcoal Roasted Milk Tea this time around wasn’t too sweet. What I like about this drink is the distinct toasty flavor which combines nicely with the vibrant taste of evaporated milk. Dakasi’s pearls are nice and chewy too.
For my next drink, I decided to order something that wasn’t milk-based. I had Japanese Style Plum Green Tea (P100 large size, pictured above) with Grass Jelly add-on (+P15). It was a dark reddish brown colored drink and boy, was it sour! It’s kind of like drinking champoy juice, lol. Hubby liked it though. He finished the whole large glass! I tasted something similar in Taiwan because plum drinks are quite common in milk tea places. I couldn’t manage any more drinks after this one because a large glass is rather filling.
We were told Dakasi will soon be serving snacks to accompany the drinks! Mixed nuts anyone?
Dakasi has more than 50 kinds of drinks on the menu so I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that catches your tastebuds’ fancy. Next trip to Dakasi I’m planning to try Strawberry Au Lait (a yogurt-based drink for a change).
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