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Black Dot Boba Tea: Brûlée Cheesecake & Other Bubble Tea Near Bugis

Last Updated: June 20, 2020

Written by Stacey Hong

 

As we move into Phase 2 of safe reopening, it’s likely that work from home measures for many companies will remain in place. Whilst spending all this time at home, do bubble tea cravings still come up for you? Black Dot Boba Tea has a solution for you. 

Founded by Tanuki Raw’s owner, Howard Lo, Black Dot Boba Tea set out to provide quality bubble teas back when the Circuit Breaker was implemented. Not only did they come up with new interesting and innovative bubble tea flavours, they also offer delivery alongside multiple partnering eateries like Sumo Bar Happy and The World Is Flat. 

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Black Dot Boba Tea offers a variety of bubble teas, and if you head on to their delivery sites on Sumo Bar Happy or The World Is Flat, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. From Coffee Boba Tea (from S$5) to keep you awake in the morning to rich, sweet Double Chocolate Milk Boba (from S$7), there are a total of eight flavours to choose from. 

I decided to try out three of Black Dot Boba Tea’s more interesting flavours—the Birthday Cake Boba Milk (from S$7), the Brûlée Cheesecake Milk Boba (from S$7) and the Red Velvet Milk Boba (from S$7)

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Starting off with the Birthday Cake Boba Milk, I braced myself for the wave of sweetness that was about to hit me. With a generous amount of brown sugar pearls sunk at the bottom of the bottle, the Birthday Cake Boba Milk gave off a beautiful layered aesthetic.

Right off the bat, you can already see the spongy vanilla cake through the clear bottle. Loaded with a layer of rainbow sprinkles, this would make the perfect dessert for people with a sweet tooth out there. 

It was too sweet for my liking, but if you have a sweet tooth, you’ll definitely enjoy this treat. The rainbow sprinkles tasted like cake frosting to me, and I felt that the vanilla flavour was pretty strong. I’d advise you not to drink it too quickly though, because it can get a little cloying after a while. 

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Moving on to Black Dot Boba Tea’s Brûlée Cheesecake Milk Boba, I was mesmerised by the pretty colours and the “marbling” of the brown sugar with the pure white milk. This sweet beverage has chunks of cheesecake in it, with the scent of toasted sugar and tapioca pearls slow-cooked with Okinawan brown sugar. 

I detected hints of saltiness along with the biscuit base of the cheesecake while savouring this delicious drink. As an absolute lover of cheesecake, I was very excited to try this. I would say that I was not disappointed at all by the cheesecake chunks in the drink. This does get cloying too, so please drink at a comfortable pace. 

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Lastly, I got to try Black Dot Boba Tea’s Red Velvet Milk Boba, which was separated into beautiful layers as well. It was essentially a red velvet cake in liquid form, with brown sugar tapioca pearls, vanilla and chocolate. 

I found that this was too syrupy for my liking, but I loved the cake element of it. The colours were extremely gorgeous and it had a very thick consistency—almost like a milkshake. It could be because I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to it for an extra S$2, making the drink a little thicker once the ice cream melted. 

Personally, I feel that Black Dot Boba Tea’s drinks can be too sweet for some people, but if you’re a bubble tea lover and usually order a higher sugar percentage (e.g 70% to 100% or more), you’d love any of these three drinks. 

My favourite was definitely the Brûlée Cheesecake Milk Boba because of how they integrated the cheesecake into the drink perfectly. I’d love it more if we could choose the sugar percentage of the bubble tea, but as of now, we’ll stick with the only option. 


Now available for islandwide delivery as well as dine-in during Phase 2, be sure to grab these sweet treats online or at the National Design Centre shared space with Tanuki Raw for takeaways or dine-in experience. 

Expected Damage: S$5 – S$7 per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 3 / 5

Black Dot Boba Tea

111 National Design Centre, #01-05, Middle Road , Singapore, Singapore 188969

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Our Rating 3/5

Black Dot Boba Tea

111 National Design Centre, #01-05, Middle Road , Singapore, Singapore 188969

Operating Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm (Daily)

Operating Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm (Daily)

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