Here’s the ultimate question that all bubble tea lovers want to know: is KOI Cafe really the best bubble tea in Singapore, or is Gong Cha Bubble Tea better?
After much persuasion from many of you, I finally made my way down to City Square Mall just for the Gong Cha Bubble Tea.
“Who the hell comes to City Square Mall?” That was the first question on my mind. There are actually quite a few City Square Mall restaurants like Pu Tien, Nanxiang steamed restaurant, Pasta Stylo, Paradise Inn and Sushi Tei.
Since I only tried Koi cafe’s Original pearl milk tea before, it’s only fair to order the same thing from Gong Cha for comparison. I heard that Gong Cha at City Square Mall has very long queues during lunch time. Fortunately, there wasn’t any queue when I was there at 3pm.
To be honest, I couldn’t really taste the difference between Gong Cha and KOI. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but Gong Cha’s black pearls seem to be slightly smaller than KOI bubble tea’s. But if it comes down to the best bubble tea in Singapore, I’d probably choose KOI cafe over Gong Cha Bubble tea.
KOI cafe currently has 7 outlets at Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Chinatown, Clementi, Iluma, Marine Parade, and Toa Payoh, while Gong Cha is catching up with 9 branches at Novena square, City square mall, Plaza Singapura, Vivocity, Raffles City, Orchard Central, Bedok Point & The Central. Even though KOI has long queues, they have a better queuing system which is more systematic.
What do you think? Is KOI, I love Taimei or Gong Cha the best bubble tea in Singapore?
List of Gong Cha Singapore Outlets
// Updated with Gong Cha VivoCity, Gong Cha Plaza Singapura, Gong Cha Raffles City, Gong Cha Orchard Central, Gong Cha Bedok Point, Gong Cha The Central, Gong Cha Bedok Point, Gong Cha Ang Mo Kio, Gong Cha Bishan Junction 8, Gong Cha Scape
Gong Cha City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road #B2-k3/k4
City Square Mall Singapore
Tel: +65 6509 3803
Gong Cha Novena Square
10 Sinaran Drive #01-172
Novena Square 2 Singapore
Tel: +65 6397 6816
Gong Cha Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard road
#01-k1 Plaza Singapura
Gong Cha VivoCity
1 HarbourFront Walk #01-111
Gong Cha Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road B1-71
Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore
(Near Paper Market & That CD Shop)
Gong Cha Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
#B1-02 Orchard Central
Gong Cha The Central
6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-15/16
The Central @ Clarke Quay Singapore
Gong Cha Bedok Point
795 New Upper Changi Road #02-30
Gong Cha Ang Mo Kio
Julibee Entertainment Complex #01-14
Ang Mo Kio Ave8
Gong Cha Bishan Junction 8
9 Bishan Place Junction 8 Shopping Centre
Tel: +65 62599938
Gong Cha Scape
2 Orchard Link #02-39