Back in Manila during our vacation, we enjoyed a lot of Bubble teas, fruit teas, fruit shakes, milk shakes, and other refreshing cool drinks as it’s summer – going over 32 degrees and more. We’ve also had fresh coconut juice, mango juice, pineapple juice, and what other tropical fruits the Philippines has to offer.
Back in Vienna and one summer later, we found new shops of bubble teas around, and to our surprise, they have our favorite taro and matcha flavors.
We had a lot of time that one afternoon, so we went to visit the newly opened Tealicious shop at the 1st district. This is near our favourite Japanese shop, so we decided to get our fix of bubble teas first before buying our Japanese fare.
The shop can easily be walked to from the Karlsplatz station or one/two tram stations from there (Paulanergasse station).
Daughter usually have Taro but she tried Kiwi with some jelly today. She sometimes get allergic reactions with kiwi, but we’re glad she didn’t with this drink, it would have been otherwise unfortunate. Because it was a little hot, this was refreshing for her.
The boys has the usual taro with boba, they’ve loved taro (or ube) even for cupcakes, so it wasn’t a hard and long-wait order for them.
Tealicious Bubble Tea Botique
Update: closed permanently
How to get there: From Karlsplatz take tram 1 or 62 and get off at Paulanergasse. Walk to the street at your right, it will be opposite Billa.
Nipponya, Japanese Shop
Another favorite store we often visit in this area is Nipponya – a store that sells authentic Japanese products, sweets, and many other goodies. We usually get unagi, takoyaki, kewpie, nori, furikake and other lunch ingredients along with anything matcha – kitkat matcha, matcha powder, ice cream, and other sweets. Nipponya is just a few minutes walk away from Tealicious.
There are many Japanese merchandise in this store – bento boxes, kimonos, pans and other cooking equipment tailored for Japanese cooking. They also have frozen meat for shabu-shabu, barbecue, and all those. You can even find taiyaki! Aside from matcha-flavored treats, they also have adzuki (red bean)-flavored goodies.
The little boy got strawberry pocky while daughter had a doraemon one.They were happy with their loot and so off we went to the Naschmarkt to eat some proper food. We had walked quite a lot, and I’m sure they might be a bit tired.
We love strolling around the Naschmarkt, naschen in German means “to nibble” and in this market there are lots you can nibble on. From nuts to salami, from cheese to chocolates, from cookies to dried fruits and a lot more. There are also restaurants of cuisines around the world, and fresh fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, spices, oils you can buy to take home and cook whichever dish you’d like.
Among the restaurants at the Naschmarkt, we’ve probably tried 2/3 of them already. There’s Japanese, Austrian, Chinese, Indian, and we’ve also been in the fastfood for fish dishes – Nordsee. This was Son 2’s choice because he loves schnitzels and fishsticks so much. So we ordered some before setting off again.
We walked to the city center a little bit more, passing by a little show – a musical ensemble playing classical music. Although such shows are normal for us to see, we always stop to listen and enjoy the performances so much. We passed by a lot more stores and the goofy boys pose some like below before we headed home. A beautiful day all in all.