Monday, May 10, 2010

Jumbo Jumbo Bubble Express- Rockville, MD

My favorite bubble tea place (Bubble Tea Cafe) is closed on Mondays, so Evil Ben and I went to try Jumbo Jumbo Bubble Express in Ritchie Center. There is a lot of parking and is in the same shopping center as India Grill. The closest metro stop is Rockville on the red line.
It's a very small place with a counter top and around 5-6 tables. The decor is simple but nice.
They even have granite table tops for some of their tables, which is a nice touch, except then they have folding chairs to go with them.
They offer milk teas and regular bubble teas for:
Small- $2.95
Large-$3.95.
If you want a smoothie instead, they are:
Small-$3.35
Large-$4.35
I ordered a 'Small Almond Milk Tea' for $2.95. I thought it was good but maybe a tad bit sweeter. The bubbles were cooked to the correct consistency, which was nice since hard or slimy bubbles can be annoying.
Evil Ben ordered a 'Small Coffee Milk Tea' for $2.95. He would have preferred it to be sweeter because it tasted more gritty and burnt. He also found the bubbles to be the correct consistency.
Overall the drinks were ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Service was fine.  The place is a casual hang out spot that also serves a small menu of affordable Taiwanese food. We didn't order any food, so I can't comment on that. There bubble tea menu doesn't offer Thai Tea, which is one of my favorites. But they do offer 2 flavors I was unfamiliar with: Winter Melon and Lover Fruit.

765 E Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 545-1708

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5 comments:

iLikeRocks said...

Bubble Bubble is right around the corner from my office; we get food their fairly regularly and it's quite good.

mr. pineapple man said...

mmmm~ bubble tea is so good!

Anonymous said...

We always get our take-out from there. They have eally good food, a nice staff, and quick delivery. Thumbs up for Jumbo Jumbo Bubble Express!

volio said...

I think this place should change it's name. I wouldn't recommend them when it comes to bubble tea, but the food is so much better than many fast food Asian places on the pike (Joe's Noodle House is another good one I go to). The owner is very helpful, generous portion size, decent price, the food is fresher and cleaner in taste, they serve brown rice, and they even use white meat for some chicken dishes (I'm a dark meat person, but I don't mind). I live 5 min away from Jumbo Jumbo Bubble so I am very glad this place is nearby when I have craving for Taiwanese food.

Dskco said...

Volio- You know I've noticed that people have said their food is better than their bubble tea! I'll have to go back and try some actually because I didn't get a chance to eat there. Thanks for commenting!