Toronto being a diverse city, there are many options for bubble tea. Here are my top 5 choices:
Ten Ren’s Tea
A worldwide bubble tea chain store. Usually this is my go-to bubble tea place because they are almost in every mall in Toronto. I recommend their green tea bubble teas. My favourite is Mango Green Tea Bubble Tea. Delicious!
2. Go For Tea
This is a great hangout spot for a group of friends. They have a food menu and also a long bubble tea menu. Many options to choose from, so it can be overwhelming. My all time favourite here is the Very Very Mango Slush. It actually has pieces of mango chunks in the drink! Truly delicious.
3. One Zo Tapioca
This is a fairly new joint with just 3 locations in Toronto. They have a unique menu with specialty drinks and in-house tapioca. Their drinks are truly refreshing!
4. Coco Fresh Tea & Juice
If you like sweet drinks, you will love this place. If you don’t, you can ask them to lessen the sweetener. This place has a wide selection of bubble teas and also fruit juices.
5. The Alley
Handcrafted tapioca and steeped whole tea leaves. Need I say more? Nothing gets more refreshing than this.
What can I say about this place? In 2011, I instantly fell in love with Malaysia when I first stepped in. I have been there thrice since, 2015 being the last time there.
Let’s start with the trains from the airport. What a nice and clean train with air conditioner in it. It only took forever long to get where we are today but a “developing” country such as Malaysia had already had this established. I was amazed. WiFi. Let’s talk about that. Malaysia has WiFi everywhere! Like literally. Everywhere! I love it.
Usually I’m not much of a shopper while I’m traveling but the malls in Kuala Lumpur, also known as KL, has many shopping centres which consist of a lot of pretty things. Shoes. OMG. Shoes! So many amazing shoes! I think every time I go there, I end up buying at least 2 pairs of shoes or sandals.
Cyberjaya is one of the outskirts of KL. I stayed there the first couple of times I visited, mainly because I had friends staying there. Cyberjaya is so beautiful. It is quite different than Kuala Lumpur. Personally, I really like Cyberjaya and Putrajaya because they are the prettier cities of Malaysia that have everything you need.
The very first thing that caught my attention there was the little trees which were nicely cut and shaped like mushrooms. I found that so cute!
They have a bridge in Putrajaya which lights up. It switches colours every few seconds. You can walk around on the sidewalk of the bridge and hangout. At night, there’s a nice breeze by the lake and you have a satisfying view of the city.
Kuala Lumpur is just like any other city. Their downtown is very commercial with all brand named stores with lots of people and lots of traffic. What excited me the most there was to see Sephora! I couldn’t believe it! Had a girl moment there.
The Pavilion is a very colourful place. It won’t feel like you’re in a developing country at all. Of course, like any downtown, KL’s is also not so clean. It’s very polluted. This is why I liked Cyberjaya. So neat and clean with less people.
The Petronas Towers
The Petronas Towers, or as they call it the “twin towers” are also downtown. I’ve actually never made an effort to go to the top but it looks beautiful from KLCC.
China Town in Bukit Bintang is a place you can go to for affordable shopping. You can even bargain. Most things are fake brand named products. If you are into that then it’s a great place to shop. Alternatively, you can also buy souvenirs from there. There is a place called Jalan Alor behind Bukit Bintang, where you can go for local food. This place has really good food! If you are looking for an authentic experience, I highly recommend this.
Batu Caves is a train commute away from KL. It’s not a bad journey as you can take the local trains. You can see the temples there and finally climb up the stairs to see the Batu caves. I haven’t seen any bats but mainly monkeys. They are quite amusing so you won’t be bored there! The climb is steep so you will get a workout but its nice to go up to the caves. You will also see many statues there.
Genting highlands is a bus ride away from KL. You will have to take the cable car to go up the hill (1865 m above ) where they built a casino and a theme park. I was a bit skeptical about going on those rides, so I just did some sight seeing and amateur gambling.