Media Tasting at Machi Machi Singapore
哎唷 不错喔, 麥吉奶茶来到新加坡咯！
I’m getting excited at the opening of Machi Machi Singapore on 18 Jan 2020 and even excited if I might see Mandopop superstar Jay Chou! If you’re a fan of Jay Chou, you’ll not find this bubble tea brand, Machi Machi unfamiliar. Machi Machi bubble tea in Japan has appeared in Jay Chou’s MV, 說好不哭 Won’t Cry. Now, we envy the female crews in Machi Machi Singapore as they’re wearing the same uniform as the female lead in the hit Mandopop music video. Occationally, we also spot Jay Chou with Machi Machi’s drinks in his Instagram stories.
So, who is Machi? Machi is the name of his pooch with Jay Chou’s wife Hannah Quinlivan.
Who owns Machi Machi? We have no idea too. But, Machi Machi’s Singapore franchise is brought in by one of the co-owners, Project Superstar alumni Hong Junyang. He is better known for his Thai restaurant chain Original Boat Noodle.
Let’s take a look at Jay Chou’s Fave BBT Shop Machi Machi Singapore! Machi Machi Singapore is located along Arab Street near the famous Blanco Court Prawn Noodle. The BBT shop is rather low profile, semi-open shop design, completed with Signature Machi Machi paintings and drawings on the rustic cement wall. Machi Machi Singapore is kept simple, no fanciful product display nor a huge signboard. There are a few Instagrammy spots where you can take OOTD photos. At the entrance of Machi Machi Singapore, a simple Machi Machi 麥吉 logo with three pastel coloured chairs set against hand-painted wall. Also, more kawaii hand-painted Machi Machi logo found in the shop.
I’ve tried my first cuppa of Machi Machi in Japan and waited for an hour in the queue. Enjoy your bubble tea in a cup or bottle. Featuring Black Milk Tea with Panna Cotta in a bottle and Cream Cheese Oolong Tea in a cup.
Our picks from Machi Machi Singapore! Strawberry Latte with Panna Cotta and Black Milk Tea with Panna Cotta. This strawberry latte features sweet strawberries, creamy milk perfectly layered on panna cotta. The flavours harmonized with each other, not too sweet. Black milk tea with panna cotta was overall light yet aromatic and you can even slurp the smooth panna cotta.
The cream cheese oolong tea gave a dry touch to tongue, neutralised with fragrance cream cheese. Fresh mixed berry slush with cream cheese was towards sweet-sourish, refreshing for Singapore summer weather. However, I would prefer the rich and delicious cream cheese from Machi Machi Japan.
Machi Machi Singapore bubble tea menu.
A little disappointment as Machi Machi Singapore has yet to release exclusive bubble tea drink for Singapore. Machi Machi Japan has Laforert Harajuku-Limited Brûlée Milk Tea, where is Singapore’s limited bubble tea? A sneak preview, Machi Machi Singapore might release Singapore seasonal/ exclusive in the near future.
Prices range from S$3.50 to S$8.50. I have to admit that the prices are slightly steep for a cuppa bubble tea. Nevertheless, I would recommend the bottled bubble tea as they’re Insta-worthy and tasted better.
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