Bubble tea lovers, you no longer have to be jealous of your friends in Singapore... because KOI Café is finally opening their first outlet in Malaysia!
An official announcement has yet to be made on social media or anywhere else, but look what we spotted at 1 Utama Shopping Centre yesterday:
It's not just a rumour, guys. ;)
Having just celebrated their 10th anniversary, the arrival of the Taiwanese bubble tea company in Malaysia has been a long time coming, seeing as they first set up shop in Singapore in 2007.
Established in Taichung, Taiwan in 2006, KOI opened its first international outpost in Singapore in 2007, where it currently has 41 outlets up and running. KOI has also expanded to several other countries in the region, such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, and Japan.
KOI is no doubt a favourite among Singaporeans, with locals willing to queue up for its premium teas and chewy bubbles. KOI has its Malaysians fans too, with some willing to make day trips just to get a cup of KOI tea.
Singaporeans and tourists alike swear by KOI's selection of fragrant and smooth teas, with many saying that it's like having bubble tea in Taiwan. KOI's signature drinks include the original Milk Tea with Pearls, Ice Cream Tea (a light tea topped with a scoop vanilla ice cream), Grass Jelly Milk Tea, and its most popular drink, the Golden Bubble Milk Tea (Taiwanese red milk tea with golden pearls, made of tapioca and golden brown sugar).
In addition to milk tea, KOI also serves fruit-flavoured teas and coffee. You can also customise the sugar level of your beverages.
No word yet on the opening date of KOI's first Malaysian outpost, but at least now we know they're definitely coming. ;)