Emma known for its soft serve made with premium Hokkaido milk, has introduced a new Japanese-style bubble tea range with a difference.
Japanese Kurogama, Houjicha, and Sencha Latte with “Okinawa brown sugar pearls” may just end up to be your new favourites.
The drinks are also included with “Kuromitsu” which literally translates to “black honey” – a thin and dark syrup made from Japanese unrefined kurozato (“black sugar”) often used in the making of Japanese sweets.
You would also find that the chewiness and sweetness of the boba pearls are unlike the usual.
That is because “Okinawa brown sugar pearls” are used, cooked with a combination of Okinawan brown sugar and kuromitsu which gives it a distinctive caramelised-sweetness.
Plus, the Kuromitsu Latte is also available in hot versions (especially when hot bubble teas are popular in Taiwan) for that warm and fuzzy feeling while holding and drinking it. Here’s more on the Emma’s New Drink Offerings:
Kuromitsu Kurogoma Latte ($4.50 for hot, $4.80 for cold, add $1 for boba pearls or soft serve)
This Black Sesame Latte is my favourite of the three newly-launched drinks. There is just something about the aromatic flavour of black sesame with slight-nutty mouthfeel.
The Latte is made with premium Hokkaido milk which would complete that smooth and creamy texture.
Accordingly, each cup of Emma’s Kuromitsu Kurogoma Latte has about 6,000 pieces of sesame seeds – jam-packed with fibre and Vitamin B.
We were divided on whether we preferred the hot or cold drinks. The hot reminded me of the lighter version Hong Kong style dessert of zhi ma hu, while the cold added with boba pearls made an addictive gently-creamy drink.
Kuromitsu Houjicha Latte ($4.50 for hot, $4.80 for cold, add $1 for boba pearls or soft serve)
The Kuromitsu Houjicha Latte contains slight caramelised sweetness and roasted undertones, though I felt part of it could have been ‘covered’ by the richness of the milk.
This is for those who like a balance between the roastiness of Japanese green tea and creaminess from the milk.
Kuromitsu Sencha Latte ($4.50 for hot, $4.80 for cold, add $1 for boba pearls or soft serve)
Of the three, the Kuromitsu Sencha Latte has the lightest and most delicate flavour, and would be refreshing for an after-meal pick me up.
All the cold drinks can be further customised to include an Emma’s signature soft serve (additional $1), akin to an indulgent float.
Emma Signature Soft Serve in a Cup
Another new menu mainstay is the customisable Emma Signature Soft Serve in a Cup, with affordable prices that start from $3.80. Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Choose a base
Choose from a choice of crunchy bases — crushed Oreos, waffle or cereal. The premium soft serve is housed above the base, with Japanese kuromitsu (Okinawa brown sugar syrup) drizzled all over.
Step 2: Choose soft serve flavours
Hokkaido milk, Kurogoma black sesame, or mixed flavours.
Step 3: Choose a sprinkle
Matcha power, kinako powder, cocoa powder, nuts, or genmai crackers.
Step 4: Add an extra topping (optional, additional $1)
Tapioca boba pearls, azuki red beans, matcha warabi mochi, Kuromitsu warabi mochi.
If not, get the recommended signature soft serves, complete with crunchy base, smooth premium Japanese milk soft serve, fragrant or crunchy sprinkles, and toppings.
Signature Emma Soft Mix (Waffle-Kinako) ($4.00)
Signature Emma Soft Milk (Oreo-Matcha) ($3.80)
Signature Emma Soft Kurogoma (Cereal-Genmai) ($4.20)
The new Emma outlet is located at 100AM Mall Tanjong Pagar, located next to Japanese Mazesoba specialist Menya Kokoro.
Emma – 100AM
100 Tras Street #02-10 Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6443 1727
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri – Sat)
Emma – Plaza Singapura
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #B2-45, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Emma.