Lambie Bubble Tea [Defunct]

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 Responses to Lambie Bubble Tea [Defunct]

  1. andy1076 says:

    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. Violet says:

    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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