Snacks and Classic Milk Tea Pairings Made in HeavenApril 2 2021
What snacks are best paired with the OG milk tea?
- French Fries
- Spiced Tofu
- Vanilla Cookies
- Egg Waffles
- Chicken Poppers
While in reality, opposites should naturally not attract, the contrast between french fries and classic Chemag milk tea simply can’t be denied. The saltiness pairs finely with the sweetness of classic milk tea. Even the taste of oiliness gets cut through by the saccharine flavors. If you’re even the type to place some ice cream on top of your milk tea, dipping your fries in it would end up as an extra treat too!
One might not think of this snack as the go-to or conventional pairing for classic milk tea, but give it a try and you’ll know that this is a match made in heaven. Tofu sprinkled with pepper and salt and cooked until it has a crunchy exterior but soft interior, makes way for the sweet flavors of milk tea to pop. It’s also eaten at such a convenient manner – usually coming in a medium pouch and a stick to poke and eat with.
The milk and cookies combination is a staple. Hence, milk tea with vanilla cookies would just make sense. You may ask though why the vanilla flavor specifically? Milk tea is usually vanilla-ish itself but more importantly, it’s sweet. An trick that others do when drinking something sweet is to ironically eat something sweet as well in order for it to neutralize.
Can you now imagine taking a bite of your vanilla cookie and then a gulp of your milk tea? The way the cookie would just crumble into the classic Chemag milk tea? Delicious!
Also known as bubble waffles, this fun looking treat first made its mark in the land of Hong Kong and Macao. They are blank canvases that can be stuffed and topped with all kinds of toppings – whether saccharine or savory. That being said, classic powdered milk tea gives egg waffles the sweetness it lacks. On the other hand, bubble waffles give milk tea the texture it needs through its crunch.
Surely you may have already seen takoyaki stands that are stationed outside or beside milk tea shops. Well, it’s not a mere coincidence because this pairing really does work!
Initially, one might think that takoyaki wouldn’t fit with powdered milk tea because of its ocean taste. What makes it work though is that the fishy taste can be cancelled by the sweetness of milk tea.
Chicken poppers is what Filipinos would call as a popular “pika-pika” or pick-me-up snack that makes a classic pairing to many beverages. Be it beer, soft drinks or in this case, powdered milk tea.
Just like french fries, the saltiness works outstandingly well against the sugary taste of milk tea. In addition, it’s got all the right textures in place – crunchiness and chewiness alike.
Takeouts – Rather, Takeaways
The hope is that what you’ve read has increased your appetite and are now craving for some or all (your choice) of the delectable snacks above to pair with your classic milk tea. All of these are easily accessible in online shops or grocery stores and of course, the classic powdered milk tea is made readily available for order through Chemag. Grab them now!