Looks like the bubble tea scene is still going strong in Singapore with yet another new store joining the ranks. Jinja is a new Korean-themed bubble tea shop that offers out-of-the-ordinary drinks that you wouldn't expect.
Keep reading to find out more!
K-drama fans will be familiar with the Korean term Jinjja (진짜), typically said in a surprised tone to mean "really?". This exclamation is a fitting name for this bubble tea shop as it has unusual beverages like ones inspired by Korean drinks as well as soju bubble tea.
Located in Orchard Plaza, Jinja has a clean, minimalist aesthetic with a matte black signboard and Hangul characters. K-pop plays on loop in the background to emphasise the Korean theme.
Soju Milkis ($9.80)
The seven playfully named drinks in this alcoholic series come in different fruit-flavoured sojus for a refreshing pick-me-up. Buzz Off has a mix of watermelon soju, coconut and mint while Magic Drop is made of grapefruit soju, lemon citrus and honey.
The orange-red bobas, which remind us of salmon roe or ikura, aren't just there to add to the atas factor. They burst in the mouth for a surprise flavour.
Macchiato Milk Tea Series ($3.80)
Those who prefer the more traditional, non-alcoholic bubble teas will still have options at Jinja: Jasmine Honey Mint, Earl Grey Honey Lemon and Tropical Oolong.
These bubble teas may look ordinary but Jinja has added a mocktail-esque experience that will tease all four senses: sight, smell, touch and taste. Once you open the drink cover, a cool mist from dry ice appears which gives it a fancy mocktail look.
Imperfectly Perfect Series ($5.80)
For those who like fruity bubble teas, there are three three drinks for you to try. One In A Melon has melon milk, yoghurt, honey and green apple, Pretty & Nasty has a wild berry mix, raspberry, milk and yoghurt, and Sunny Island has a banana mix, honey, yoghurt and mango.
These alcohol and caffeine-free bubble teas are also suitable for kids and breastfeeding mums.
There are five toppings (+$0.50) to choose from: Lychee Boba, Passionfruit Boba, Strawberry Boba, Crystal Jelly, Black Pearl. You can opt to switch to a dairy, soy, nuts and vegan-friendly milk option for the Imperfectly Perfect drinks (+$2) as well as the Macchiato Milk Teas (+$1).
Jinja also offers a range of Flavour Tea ($3.80), Hite Beer ($8/bottle) and Soju ($15/bottle).
If you miss travelling to Korea and love bubble tea, you have your weekend plans covered!
Address: 150 Orchard Road , Orchard Plaza #01-49, Singapore 238841
Opening hours: 12 - 10pm daily
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Text by: GirlStyle SG