Boba, bubble, pearl—any way you call it, it’ll still be round, chewy, and super addictive. Boba tea has always been a favorite, especially among Asian communities, but the mood among food creators these days seems to be “Will this go with boba? Yeah, it will.”, spawning mashups that range from fancy to Frankenstein-ish.

Let’s start your culinary-slash-travel list nice and easy with your regular bubble tea and move toward the darker side of boba mashups.

The OG bubble tea

 

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Can you even call yourself a true blue boba lover if you haven’t made the pilgrimage to the one that started it all? The story goes that Chun Shui Tang teahouse in Taichung, Taiwan was the first vendor to add sweetened tapioca balls to tea, and the beverage world has never been the same since then.

Boba tart

 

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This tart from a Singaporean patisserie is a knockout for when you want to celebrate with your beloved boba and fancy bubble tea doesn’t cut it.

Boba toast

 

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Can you imagine having this for breakfast? Or lunch? Or dinner? Sweet and crunchy and chewy, this one’s a treat you can scarf down any time of the day.

Boba ice cream

 

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The milk-tea flavored ice cream is studded with boba pieces throughout, perfect for those who like their bubble tea to be a little bit colder.

Boba souffle pancake

 

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When two viral gastronomical phenomena meet, the result is Boba Souffle Pancake. The fluffy pancake elicited gleeful excitement when it debuted on social media a while ago and now you can double the jiggly factor with a dollop of boba on top.

Boba pizza

 

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Pizza is good, boba is good. A mad genius out there probably thought, hey, why not put them both together? The savory cheese surprisingly mingles just fine with the mellow sweetness of black sugar boba.

Boba noodles

 

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Chewiness is the prized feature of boba, so it should naturally play well with the texture of noodles, right? Right? An Indonesian spot offering soup and fried noodles with  boba topping seems to think so. The boba’s not sweetened, so we’re guessing it’s probably there to lend an interesting texture.

What do you think? Are you a huge enough fan to try these creations?