Last month Darrel (my boyfriend) and I were leaving Target and I saw this restaurant that serves hot pot, snacks and milk tea. I immediately went to Yelp to see if it got any good reviews. Since it’s a new restaurant, it didn’t have too many reviews but the ones I read were mostly good. I was so excited when my boyfriend said we could go there for lunch on our next day off together. The only way to know if it’s a good spot to eat is to try it out. The menu is split up into hot pot (they don’t serve it during certain hours), snacks and milk tea. Combos are a better way to go, since it makes it more affordable.
First we got our drinks. I got the butterfly pea earl grey milk tea and Darrel got the earl grey milk tea. I’ve been fasinated by this blue tea because it makes the drinks look so pretty (and instagram worthy) I’ve had it at other boba spots in the Bay Area. It’s pretty good and the butterfly pea tea doesn’t really have a taste in my opinion. The regular earl grey milk tea isn’t as sweet as the one I got so I’m guessing that it’s the difference between the two.
As for the hot pot, I got the spicy beef mongolian hot pot (mild) and Darrel got the beef miso hot pot. We also got their fried chicken which was pretty phenomenal. We made the decision that if we were in the area craving chicken from a boba spot that this would be our go-to. It’s tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It was so good. The hot pot was flavorful, and mine was not too spicy. I’ve been to a few other hot pot places and this is just as good. The only difference is that Yummi Tea Cafe doesn’t have as many options as its competitors.
Overall, I give it 4 stars. It’s affordable since I was able to feed both of us with the main course, snack and drinks for under $40. If you’re in a relationship, you know that majority of the spending goes to eating out all the time. It’s a plus that its not hard on the wallet. Another reason is that the hot pot is flavorful, my only protest is that I didn’t care so much about it having a chunk of pumpkin inside. But I can overlook that because it was so good. The milk tea is pretty good and I’m always looking for a new spot to try out, as long as its close by.
Let me know if you like reading about my food adventures! Until next time.