Lambie Bubble Tea

Papaya milk

Lambie Bubble Tea is one of the ubiquitous restaurants along the First Markham Place outdoor mall strip.  There’s so many restaurants that reside on the perimeter that I still don’t know what exact restaurants and cuisines are available — I haven’t tried everything yet!  It is such a popular mall along Highway 7 and Woodbine that most people know where it is.

Unbeknownst to me, Lambie Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese restaurant that also is like a bubble tea hang out place for individuals to play board games and hang out.  My friend Dominic brought me here and I was surprised to see such a little cozy niche of a spot that I had never heard about.  Apparently it’s been here in the mall for several years too.

Lambie serves Taiwanese food and drinks.  Naturally, there’s a lot of classic Taiwanese dishes like minced pork with rice, beef noodles, and snacks.  They also serve bubble tea and papaya milk!

I ended up choosing these two classic Taiwanese items:  the minced pork with rice and a small papaya milk.  I had been to Taiwan before and had some truly amazing and fresh papaya milk at a mall and a second one at one of the many night markets there.  The papaya milk here at Lambie’s was quite good; it was fresh but I thought it was too creamy.  You still can’t beat the ones in Taiwan.

Minced pork with rice

I liked the minced pork with rice called 滷肉飯 in Chinese.  It’s a classic dish that I haven’t actually eaten in a while.  It was a good portion with a seaweed soup on the side.  I really liked the preserved egg; it was so smooth and tasted great.  The minced pork itself was actually a little salty due to the soy sauce that drenched into everything, but I still liked it.

I tried a bit of Ronny’s popcorn chicken and it was pretty good too.  Papa Chang’s (also serving Taiwanese food) still is the winner for popcorn chicken in my books though.  Take a visit to this small and cute shop if you get the chance!  (They have walls of colourful Post-it notes and Polaroid snapshots that previous guests have left behind as decoration in the restaurant.)  It’s also a nice spot to play board games with friends on a rainy day if you don’t want to venture to the many board game cafes that are downtown.

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38 comments on “Lambie Bubble Tea

  1. Yep minced pork and rice is indeed a very common taiwanese dish alright, there’s one near my place that also specializes in everything taiwanese, All the way to oyster noodle and pork intestine 🙂 the dish you have here looks so yummy! 🙂

  2. Reading your review here reminds me of Taiwan! Loved the food there! I’ll have to come here to get a taste of Taiwan. The minced pork with rice is one of my favourite Taiwanese food!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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