Updated: 21st Dec 2014; This restaurant is closed according to Urbanspoon.com.
With the boys away on sleep over, Suanne and I took it easy for dinner. We had a very late dinner and thought that we go check out a Bubble Tea place because we had never really been to one other than Go Go Tea Cafe. Actually that Go Go Tea trip does not really count because it was over lunch time.
We went to the Flo Tea Room located at the south end of Granville Street in Vancouver. We did not know what to expect. We were quite apprehensive that this place will be teeming with Asian youngters hanging out for the night … i.e. it would be loud and noisy.
We found it kind of odd that the Flo Tea Room is located on a row of three bubble tea houses, including a Bubble World Tea House outlet. Since this visit, we are beginning to notice that the Bubble World Tea House has lots of locations around Metro Vancouver.
But it was not at all like what we expected. Why, it was exactly like any Chinese Cafes. Although we did not see any kids around (after all it was 9PM when we were there), there were a lot of people our age or even older. So, we’re OK.
Flo has quite a large menu for their drinks. See pix above … Suanne was perusing the drinks menu which came in in the form of a plastic folder. We were not very familiar with the drinks menu and was stumped by the range of drinks called Calpis. What is that anyway?
I got one of their new drinks. It’s simply called Flo Flurry which is a mix of chocolate slush with grass jelly and topped with Oreo crumbs. $4.95. As I drank this I was wondering how many calories there are here.
Suanne’s Fire On Ice drink was colorful. There are actually 4 layers of flavor — lychee, peach, mango and strawberry. We took some time wondering how best to drink this … do we keep the straw all the way down so that we can drink each layer at a time? Or do we just mix it up and ruin all the nice color?
It’s a fun drink, that’s what it is. Suanne finds this way too sweet for her but I thought otherwise. This glass is $4.95 but to our surprise we found out when the bill came that it is just $2 when we ordered it along with a food dish.
Although I like it, I just get serious brain freeze drinking slush. It happens no matter if I take the drink fast or slower. And the pain lasts for almost one minute each time. I had to take it real slow.
He he he … Suanne insists that I put up this picture above because she said people are complaining that I do not have many pictures of me on the site. And she has to select one that is the most unflattering.
Flo is very much a Taiwanese restaurant. After all, Taiwan is the home of the Bubble Tea craze. So, we ordered a “mini meal” to share between the two of us. We had the Szechuan Beef with Rice Noodle in Soup. This one is $6.99 and had lots of beef flank cubes.
It was actually very good particularly the soup. It was really spicy.
The bill just came up to just under $15 before tips. We actually like this place and would perhaps start checking out such types of Bubble Tea cafes in the near future. Does anyone of you have any suggestions?
I know that our boys will like the drinks and food like the ones here in Flo. Suanne and I was thinking that Arkensen and Nanzaro would likely hangout at these places when they get older. Talking about hanging out, they also have free wifi here too.