Sweet soy sauce boba in Thailand


Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

Images adapted from: Nguan Chiang

We are no strangers to weird food combinations today, which often go viral for being kinda crazy – looking at you, soy sauce ice cream with Sriracha

But Nguan Chiang, one of the biggest condiment brands in Thailand, still managed to baffle Thai netizens by launching a special Sweet Soy Sauce Boba Tea for ฿20 at Makro Horeca 2019, an industrial food fair in Bangkok.

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

Image credit: Nguan Chiang

Yep, you read that right. The tea was made with sweet soy sauce – the same sauce we often have with our chicken and rice.  

While some expressed an interest to try it and wondered what would it taste like, many were simply squeamish when heard about this strange item. 

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

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Translation: You must be kidding me!

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

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Translation: I wonder what it tastes like.

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

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Translation: This looks quite scary, but many have said it’s delish.


Was only available for limited time


Sadly, the fair ended on 24th November 2019 and since this special drink was created just for this event, we might not get to try it anytime soon.

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

People queued up for the special boba
Image credit: Nguan Chiang

But seeing as to there being such a high demand to try it, Nguan Chiang might bring the item back or even set up a permanent shop – like what sauce company Deksomboon did with their soy sauce ice cream.


Feedback was good from people


Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

Image credit: Nguan Chiang

Despite all the skeptics, this sweet soy sauce boba got rave reviews from those who tried it. Some even said it would be sad to not be able to find this bubble tea anywhere after the event.

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

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Translation: I tried it and it was such a treat.

Thai Food Fair Sold Sweet Soy Sauce Boba And Locals Are Now Demanding Its Return

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Translation: Delicious. It tasted like sugarcane. I wonder how we can have more of it now that the event is over?!

Food with weird concepts like this always get us intrigued – but we’re not complaining. We hope this sweet soy sauce boba will make a comeback so the rest of us can try it soon!

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