Eskimo Cafe and Dessert Bar Hot
Eskimo Cafe and Dessert Bar, probably one of the most sought after Bubble Tea venture in Singapore. First established in 2008, Eskimo received numerous satisfied bubble tea lovers and has since expanded to four other locations, conveniently tucked in the bustling Central Business District and shopping malls, with more expected to come soon. Despite equipped with the most advanced technology and ingredients from Taiwan. Eskimo insisted on using only the freshest and finest ingredients from Singapore, not only it taste better and also healthier choice. Eskimo has been so popular, not only because of the unique flavor, but it's creation of perfectly blended taste and ideas. You can even start choosing from it's flavor to the sweetness level. A wide range of choices and flexibility not just for the young but elderly as well. Since establishment, Eskimo has contributed greatly to the society. Be it charity, donations or even helping the needy educational sector, Eskimo will not hesitate to continue supporting these organizations.
Upon hearing that they opened a new outlet in NUS, I decided to pay a visit there. Discounts are given to NUS staff and students and they also have set meals which include a meal and a bubble tea. The place is located at the central forum of NUS which is very convenient for students and staff there. You can also enjoy the scenery as it is situated beside a park.
I ordered their fish and chips set which comes with a bubble tea. Their service is poor as I've waited at least 15 minutes for my food to come. Even after that, they forgotten my bubble tea and I have to remind them for it. Their fish and chips is very disappointing. The fish is made up of 2 palm size fish fillets and the batter is so thick that you cannot taste the fish inside it. The chips is ordinary but I gave them credit for the generous serving of fries they gave me. It is totally not worth the $6 which I have paid for. Their bubble tea is good, I like their mini pearls as they are easily chewed compared to the bigger ones. Besides the fish and chips, they also have other desserts like belgian waffles.
In conclusion, stick with their bubble tea only as their meals are not really value-for-money.
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There is only one Eskimo outlet
The saving grace of Eskimo comes from their branch at Dhoby Exchange. I tried their outlet at Tampines once and was really disappointed with the variance in the quality of their milk tea. In comparison, I think Gong Cha has more quality control across their outlets.
Anyway, this particular outlet at DE is the only Eskimo outlet I will go to. Somehow the taste of the milk tea is really consistent, so much so they could even bump up the price of their most popular drink, the pudding milk tea, to $3+ but still have tons of students buying it from them. On days that are scorching and hot I will walk over from school just to buy the milk tea. I highly recommend to anyone who loves pudding too!
Different from the rest :)
Eskimo is truly one of the most unique bubble tea shops i have visited. Every time my friends and i pass by dhoby ghaut mrt, at least one of us will voice out to go eskimo to grab a drink. Though the speed of making the bubble tea is slower than koi or each a cup, it has a "classy" feel to their bubble tea.
I like the Oolong milk tea with mini pearls, and as i prefer drinks that are not so sweet, 50% would do for me. Mini pearls are the main draw for me! I couldn't find it in other shops. The pearls are made just right and even the normal sized pearls are chewy in a different way. This keeps me always coming back for more!
A Sweet Cafe
Eskimo is different from any of the fast-paced bubble tea shops that we get anywhere nowadays. Located just beside beside Dhoby Gauht MRT, the shop gives me a relatively slower paced and relaxed ambience, despite the shop being quite small. However, not for people who are in a rush for time as their service may be a little slow at times.
The bubble tea, like usual bubble tea shops offer a great variety of flavours. My personal favourite is Hazelnut Milk Tea. Albeit it being offered in other shops like KOI, I prefer the one in Eskimo. It is a little sweet so I usually go for 50% or less. The price is also very affordable, the milk teas at a price ranging from $2-$3 depending on the toppings.
pudding milk tea!
Facing intense competition from KOI and Gongcha, Eskimo differentiates itself through it's healthy blends. The shop is designed with a fruity theme and besides the usual bubble tea flavours, it has fruit juice, yoghurt mix and health juices.
The pudding milk tea there is awesome!!! Taste similar to Cup Walker's but Eskimo's is much softer and bursts into pieces the moment you bite it. Some prefer Cup Walker's firm pudding but I guess it really depends on preferences. Both are priced at an affordable rate of $2 - $2.50 which is slightly cheaper than KOI and Gongcha.
I wouldn't advice you to get the fruit juices since you can get it at much cheaper rates elsewhere, but if you are looking for something equally refreshing try the healthy juices. It comprises of a mix of several fruit juice which complements well with each other and more importantly combines the different nutrients our body needs.
Personally I'm not a fan of yoghurt so I haven't tried that yet but my friends say it tastes pretty good. FYI: Yoghurt is a healthy substitute for cream or milk as it has lower fat and has good bacteria which helps in digestion (something like Yakult or Vitagen) so you have every reason to try Eskimo :)
Skip KOI and Gong Cha now and then and give this one a try.
Eskimo isn't one of the most well-known bubble tea chains in Singapore, even though, I would say, some of its offerings are as good as KOI and Gong Cha. So that's a good thing because it means less waiting, especially for those who are tired of queuing at KOI or Gong Cha. There are a few outlets, not many, across the island, including Tampines, at some obscure corner some distance away from the MRT Station, and the NUS Campus.
I personally would recommend their milk teas which are, in my opinion, their best offerings. Choose 50% sugar. Any less and you might as well be sipping on milk. Any more and it gets a little too sweet. So 50% for optimal enjoyment. But sweetness aside, what I like about their milk tea is really just the right ratio of milk and tea so that the palate gets both the thickness and creaminess of the milk and a noticeable hint of tea's tannic character. My personal favourite is peppermint milk, which is even better because of you get the cooling effect of mint on top of all that!
Love their milk tea - one of the best I've ever tried!
I must say that that the Milk Tea from Eskimo was one of the best I have tried, apart from Artease. It has a unique taste that differentiates their Milk Tea with the other 'competing' bubble tea chains- not too sweet in my preference. Other than that, they have much more chewy pearls as compared to KOI and Each a cup. Though they are priced a little steep, it is definitely worth the price if you would want to try out something slightly cheaper than Artease.
Another cafe worth checking out if you are in the Milk Tea, or rather, the bubble tea hype!
Good chewy pearls
A new branch recently opened in NUS and there's a discount of 10% for all students and staff. I tried the bubble milk tea with mini pearls. The pearls are chewy and the milk tea is smooth. The mini pearls gave the impression that there were a lot of pearls, which I liked. Without the discount, the price is about the same as Koi's. But given the location, I would certainly be back for a perk-me-up drink in between classes. What's more, they have food items as well, including belgian waffles!:)
A bubble tea you have to taste at least once in your lifetime
If this bubble tea shop had an entry in the makansutra book, it would certainly be die die, must try. Nested in one corner of dhoby xchange is eskimo cafe and dessert bar. Slowly gaining in popularity, it serves pretty good bubble tea, comparable or even better than the all famous koi and gong cha. For first timers, the milk tea with MINI PEARLS would be a definite recommendation. The bubbles are just chewy enough and the milk tea is flavourful and smooth.
If not for the price, the yakult green tea is also worth buying and is a favourite amongst my friends and I.
There are special early bird promotions at this shop if you arrive at it before 12am, which include bubble tea with pearls for just $1.80. One down side about this shop would be the fact that the shop is slightly run down and the staff did not look professional enough. Service times are also relatively slow when you compare their number of customers as compared to established chains like gong-cha. But all in all, it will well worth it when u indulge on the first sip of this rich tea.
The bubble tea you have got to try!
Due to the bubble tea fad in Singapore, many bubble tea stores have sprung up but I have to say that Eskimo pudding milk tea still holds a special place in my heart. Firstly, the tea and the milk is blended properly so i can taste the milk and tea equally. I always order it with 50% sugar level so it’s not too sweet but flavorful as well. Of course the pudding is the best part of the whole drink! I love it’s smooth texture and how I can feel it sliding into my mouth through the straw. I almost wish that they provided a straw so that I can open up the cup and scrape away every last bit of the pudding that still in the cup! However, if you are not a pudding person like me, then I recommend you to get the chewy mini pearls! They have an extra crunchiness lacking in other bubble tea stores and they really don’t stick to your teeth! It has come to a point whereby a small cup of Eskimo no longer satisfies me and everytime I walk by one of their stores I have to get a large cup! So bubble tea fans out there, if you think you’ve tried everything there is, try Eskimo! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!