BlackBall Taiwanese Desserts At Pulau Tikus, Penang – Taiwanese desserts and bubble tea have became a trend in Malaysia with the rise of bubble tea shop like Chatime, Gongcha and desserts shop like Snowflakes in Kuala Lumpur. Another franchise brand of Taiwanese desserts is here and that’s Blackball Taiwanese Desserts which located on Jalan Burma of Pulau Tikus.
BlackBall origins from Taiwan and there’s a few outlets in the Klang Valley (SS15, Damansara Uptown, Sri Petaling, & Johor Bahru), this one is the first outlet in Penang and it began to introduce Taiwanese desserts to Penangite. A little bit information about Taiwanese desserts is that they are bowl of grass jelly with topping like taro ball, red bean, pearls, coconut jelly and more. Besides serving Taiwanese desserts at BlackBall, you can also find my favourite beverage – bubble tea at there too.
It’s opened about a month ago at Pulau Tikus. Parking is a little bit difficult as the car park area in front of the shop can only allow 4 cars to be parked at the same time. Hmm. Luckily there’s a place for us to park our vehicle. I went there after lunch with my brother and his girlfriend.
Looking at the menu, it offers Taiwanese desserts almost the same like Snowflakes in Klang Valley, however with additional of different bubble teas in their menu. Since it’s our first time visiting the cafe, we ordered two BlackBall Signatures, hot and cold.
They gave us the UFO thingy which will beep and vibrate once our order is ready. Then we went to collect our order at the counter.
A bowl of these cost RM6.50. What’s different with hot and cold is hot is more liquid/water-ish, where cold includes a layer of blended ice in it. The BlackBall signature includes healthy grass jelly, taro ball, taro Q, pearl and red bean. Both of this come with a small cup of milk which adds more flavour into it.
Well, the texture of the grass jelly and jelly are pretty good especially the grass jelly where it’s very soft and splash upon entering the mouth. The taro ball is chewy enough. However, the whole thing is not tasteful enough where the taste is pretty light, not enough taste of grass jelly, not sweet enough.
What do you think? I think it’s acceptable for Taiwanese desserts, but I want it to be sweeter. =D
BlackBall Original Taiwanese Tea & Desserts
232, Jalan Burma,
10350 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 12pm-12am