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S$2.90 Brown Sugar Bubble Tea From 有点糖 Dot Sugar Now Available At Maxwell Food Centre

Last Updated: April 27, 2019

Written by Nicole Lam

It’s an undeniable truth that sipping on our beloved cup of boba can cost a pretty penny. When I saw that 有点糖 Dot Sugar from Maxwell Food Centre offers boba from S$2.90, I had to check it out.

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Nestled amongst the bustling stalls at Maxwell Food Centre, Dot Sugar offers a wide variety of drinks, ranging from your usual Brown Sugar Fresh Milk (S$2.90 for medium, S$3.50 for large) to their more unconventional Pei Pa Gao Milk Tea With Pearl (S$3.50).

Dot Sugar also offers a modest selection of desserts to cool off from the sweltering heat. What’s more, if you get two bowls, you get the second bowl at S$0.50 off.

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Seeing as it is one of the most popular drinks in the bubble tea sphere, I had to get the Brown Sugar Fresh Milk. At only S$2.90, all I can say is, you get what you pay for.

This cup was sorely lacking on the brown sugar syrup and when I did sip it, it was lacklustre at best. The pearls were also rather bland and chewier than I would have liked. Perhaps the staff made a mistake?

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Seeing as Dot Sugar has quite a number of kaleidoscopic drinks, I took a chance on The Flying City (S$3) which is made with butterfly pea, yoghurt and a strawberry purée. Certainly quite pretty to look at, I just hoped it tasted as good as it looked.

This one was a winner, sweet and fruity, the strawberry purée was fresh but not cloying. A marked improvement from the first drink.

Seeing as I was hankering for some desserts, I went ahead and ordered their Mango Pomelo Sago (S$3.50) and Peach Resin Soup (S$ 3.20).

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The Mango Pomelo Sago was smooth and fragrant, with a generous portion of bright yellow mango cubes swirling in the bowl.

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Each spoonful was refreshing and quite delightful indeed, a must-try if you head to Dot Sugar.

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Even though the Peach Resin Soup was decent, it was rather forgettable.

As I started to leave, there was already a queue snaking around Dot Sugar. While I do agree the prices are undoubtedly attractive and wallet-friendly, for me, the drinks are just not up to par.

But if you are in the area and need a fix, why not?

Update:

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At the request of Dot Sugar’s owners, I went back down to Dot Sugar to give their Brown Sugar Fresh Milk another taste test. I was pleasantly surprised, this cup was distinctively different from the one I had previously. Apparently, the first time we bought it it wasn’t made correctly.

There were the trademark treacly brown sugar streaks trailing down the cup and the pearls tasted distinctly of brown sugar as well. A much-improved cup and one that satisfies the brown sugar bubble tea craving.


Dates & Times: Now available at Maxwell Food Centre 

Prices: S$2.90 – S$6 per pax

Price: $

Our Rating: 2 / 5

有点糖 Dot Sugar

1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre, #01-61, Singapore 069184

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Our Rating 2/5

有点糖 Dot Sugar

1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre, #01-61, Singapore 069184

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Mon to Sat), 11am - 4pm (Sun)

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Mon to Sat), 11am - 4pm (Sun)
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