Happy Lemon and Koori

Happy Lemon

The phenomenal success of Happy Lemon is not waning just yet. It was actually the long queue at the mall that got me attracted. Palibhasa promdi, nakiuso at nakiusyoso, hahah, both. In truth, I needed to degrease. Like a reflex, among the plethora of tea blends, mousse spins, lemon mixes, etc., I knew exactly what to get. So it was matcha with adzuki beans. The creamy adzuki gave the very Japanese thick green tea a dainty counterbalance.

A huge colorful kiosk instead of an enclosed space, I guess, is a good strategy to catch attention to one good line of products.

Koori Yogurt Bar and Mochi

In contrast to Happy Lemon’s easily noticed, whimsical kiosk, Koori’s minimalist stand is almost non-visible. The first time I checked it out some months ago, I had to bend over to see what it’s all about. This time around, a banner is displayed.

Koori Azuki-Taro Yogurt Bar

Can’t have enough of azuki, I went for akuzi-taro. The flavors were kinda faint, bringing out the unmistakable sourish taste of yogurt. The lovely texture was enjoyable however. Failed to sample a mochi. The flavors are interesting — azuki- matcha, strawberry cheesecake, mango, midnight cookie, green tea, etc..

The Koori kiosk in  Lucky Chinatown Mall is the first in the entire metro, also an original Filipino brand, according to the girls. I was asked if I photograph everything that I eat. LOL. I asked them to pose for me:)

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Share Tea one drink a day challenge: Orange green tea

Taiwanese Fried Chicken and Orange Green Tea

I got influenced by the girls ahead of me in the line at Share Tea.  I ordered pepper-flavored Taiwan classic crispy chicken. Hmnn? So, it has to be paired with grease-busting green tea. Lol, as if I’m out to clean a clogged drain.

The Taiwanese-style fried chicken nuggets, is a popular snack in Taiwan, I heard, and is common on the streets. Not sure if dredged in potato or cassava (tapioca) flour, the nuggets were crispy, well-drained, tender and tasty inside, and spicccyyy delicious! Would love to have it again. In a distinct manner, powder seasonings, like pepper, plum and wasabi, are used to jazz up the fried nuggets.

The full-flavored, slightly bitter green tea is matched with the natural zesty sweetness of fresh oranges. I made a mistake of getting 30% sugar level, no sugar would have been fine.

Flavor overload in a good way!

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012