Macao Imperial, Is it Worth the Hype?

Macao Imperial is the latest addition to food establishments that offer Milk Tea. Every time a new food store opens, expect that a flock of buyers would line up just to taste the Talk of the Town. Just like Coco, Zark’s Burger, and Tim Ho Wan.

Despite some issues about the health benefits of milk tea to our diet, it is still one of the most craved beverages.

Macao Imperial opened its first branch in the Philippppines in 2017 but recently opened more branches around Metro Manila.

The establishment originated in Macau, with more than 200 branches worldwide.

Not Your Ordinary Milk Tea

Macao Imperial’s Red Bean and Pudding Milk Tea

Macao Imperial is known for Cream Cheese Milk Tea.

We ordered Cream Cheese Oreo Milk Tea and Red Bean and Pudding Milk Tea. I was supposed to order Red Bean and Pudding Matcha but unfortunately pudding and matcha weren’t available. I just asked to replace pudding with pearls.

Their milk tea has their own unique and distinct flavor but if you’re not that fanatic with milk teas, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

The cup’s top cover has 3 holes: a big hole for drinks with big sinkers, a small one for drinks without sinkers and the signatured crowned hole in which you can sip the cream cheese.

Macao Imperial’s Queue Calling Pager

Once you’ve placed your order, a device will be given to you and it will vibrate once your items are ready for claiming. The word “Welcom” is written on it – I’m just not sure if it’s a misspelled “welcome” or is actually the brand name of that device.

Macao Imperial’s Signages

You are not allowed to bring in outside food and drinks, and pets. Seats are also limited so you have to patiently wait for your order.

Is Macao Imperial worth the hype?

Like the famous catch phrase, “You can’t rush good food,” you have to wait while your milk tea is being prepared.

Macao Imperial’s milk tea is great and absolutely worth a try.

If you’re in group and do not mind waiting, it will be an enjoyable experience. But if you’re just alone, I suggest to value your time more. At the end of the day, it is still just milk tea.

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