June 28, 2012

National Tapicoa Day


"Gentlemen, I put it to you: the worst tapioca pudding is better than the best pudding of any other flavor." - Rajesh Koothrappali in "The Big Bang Theory"

It's National Tapioca Day!

I'm not really sure why it's necessary to have two tapioca days so close together, but I knew exactly how I was gonna celebrate both of them: one with pudding, one with bubble tea.

I always thought bubble tea was repulsive. Why would I want mysterious orbs circulating throughout my beverage? Furthermore, why would I want to slurp one up through a straw? The whole thing seems like it originated from some awkward horror film from the eighties.

And then... I tried it.

It was interesting. It was good, don't get me wrong, but as an accompaniment to sushi it was... interesting. I don't remember what I had exactly, except that my bubble tea had blueberry flavored tapioca (which I found out later was really what the "bubbles" were) in it. Big, blue blobs floating gravity-less around my drink until they were sucked through my straw and squished in my mouth.

Sounds kind of weird, I'm sure, but sometimes the most delicious things in life do!

Happy National Tapioca Day!