There is no stopping for Joy Luck Teahouse 歡樂冰室 which is popular for its buttery Egg Tarts, Polo Buns and Chee Cheong Fun.

It is set to open a “Joy Luck Yum Sing” concept at Funan (#B2-K10), which is Singapore’s first-ever Hong Kong-style bubble tea concept.

“Yum Sing” refers to the Cantonese term for “Cheers”, in line with the Hong Kong-style drinks they have introduced.

Note that food wise, only the Hoover Egg Tarts with cookie crust base will be offered at this Funan outlet.

Joy Luck Teahouse 歡樂冰室 is currently at ION Orchard #B4-61, Bugis Junction (#B1-K25), Causeway Point (#B1-K01), Parkway Parade (Food Republic), Chinatown (274 South Bridge Road), Sun Plaza (#01-13) and Bishan Junction 8 (#B1-03/03A).

The highlight at Funan is the “Pearls of Joy” series, with three beverages that incorporate healthier pearls made from seaweed and fruit.

They include the Honey Lemon Fizz, Sour Plum Fizz, and Lychee Fizz. Here’s more at what you can expect from Joy Luck Yum Sing:

Pearls of Joy Series ($4.80 with pearls, $3.80 without pearls)
There are three new iced bubble fizzy drinks in the “Pearls of Joy” series, each a fusion of Hong Kong and Singapore influences.

For the refreshing flavours that will cool yourself down this hot weather, go for the Lychee Fizz, Sour Plum Fizz or Honey Lemon Fizz.

Compared to the usual tapioca pearls, the series uses healthier pearls which is a combination of Seaweed Jelly Pearls and Lychee Popping Pearls.

The seaweed pearls are firmer than the usual tapioca pearls and have fewer calories; while the Lychee Popping Pearls have juices that will ‘pop’ when you bite into them.

I liked that there were two varying textures to the drink, though my favourite between the two was the smaller seaweed pearls with an enjoyable rather-compact bite. The Lychee Pearls were fun (if you want to work gymnastics within your mouth) though can be on the sweeter side.

In terms of flavours, the Lychee Fizz was sweet and fruity; Sour Plum Fizz with a tint of salty and sour aftertaste; while Honey Lemon Fizz would be the safe, soothing choice.

Besides the above-mentioned offerings, there are other Hong Kong-style drinks to discover at Joy Luck Yum Sing:

HK Milk Tea (Kam Kee) ($3.50 for hot, $3.80 for cold)
This is the one drink that would instantly bring me back to Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong-style milk tea also follows Kam Kee’s secret recipe that calls for a blend of many types of superior-quality tea leaves imported from Sri Lanka.

European full cream evaporated milk is added to the brew to lend a moderately sweet flavour. I did find mine slightly on the sweet side, and an option for half-sugar would have been great (because I am trying to cut down on sugar).

The criterion of a good cup of HK milk tea is how fragrantly-smooth (香滑) it is, and this was indeed creamy, fully-bodied – even after much of the ice melted (as I brought the cup home).

And yes, it also had that lingering distinctive siap-siap bitterness that was alluring.

Hong Kong Bubble Milk Tea (Pearl of the Orient) ($4.80 for cold)
Exclusive to Singapore will be this Hong Kong-style bubble tea – Joy Luck Teahouse’s milk tea complemented with chewy brown sugar tapioca balls.

Wait, there is a collagen version. It didn’t really add much to the taste, but I suppose you would feel prettier after. You decide if you want that included.

Milo Yin Yang ($4.30 for hot, $4.60 for cold, $4.90 for bottle)
A unique drink offered by Joy Luck Teahouse, this beverage is made using a golden-combination of quality coffee, premium HK milk tea and Milo chocolate malt.

I ordered it with 0% sugar and loved it.

One sip and you can taste the rich chocolatiness and slight bitterness of the tea, along with fragrance of coffee.

However, some of you who find this on the siap (lingering bitterness) can opt for some sweetness.

The energy-boosting drink is available in hot, ice, or bottled version which is convenient for takeaways.

Kumquat Honey Drink ($3.50 for hot, $3.80 for cold)
A tasty and tangy drink that is supposedly good for boosting the immune system and treating a scratchy throat.

This cooling beverage has a balance of the tarty-citrusy flavours of preserved salted kumquat and sweetness of the honey.

Almond Tea with Collagen ($4.80 for hot)
While the drink is called ‘tea’, it should be more correctly referred to as “Almond Milk” with that distinct nutty and mildly sweet taste.

With collagen added (using premium-quality marine collagen from Korea), this also has beautifying properties.

8 Treasure Herbal Tea ($3.80 for hot)
The “8 treasures” includes a special blend of chrysanthemum, dates, licorice, hawthorn, tangerine skin, wolfberries, green tea and rock sugar. 

Aside from the warm feelings you have after drinking, it is also lined up with health and beautifying benefits.

Joy Luck Teahouse (JLT) has opened its eighth outlet at Junction 8
The teahouse will be unveiling the Hong Kong-style Wife Cake, or Lou Po Beng (老婆饼) ($2.50). This traditional Cantonese pastry boasts a thin flaky crust, which wraps a slightly chewy filling of premium mashed, slightly sweet, candied winter melon.

Each Lou Po Beng (老婆饼) is served fresh from the oven.

To celebrate the opening of the 8th outlet, Joy Luck Teahouse will be offering the following promotions from 15-18 April 2021:
– 1st 88 customers of the day: Buy 1 box (4 pcs) of Lou Po Beng (老婆饼) and get 1 Box FREE (limited to 1 box each)
– 89th customer onwards: 18% Off Lou Por Beng (老婆饼) (no minimum quantity)

Joy Luck Yum Sing – Funan
107 North Bridge Road, #B2-K10 Funan, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – ION Orchard
#B4-61 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Bugis Junction
#B1-K25 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Causeway Point
#B1-K01 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Parkway Parade
Food Republic @ Parkway Parade, #B1-85 to 87 and #B1-112 to 146, 80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Chinatown
274 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058823
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Sun Plaza
30 Sembawang Drive, Sun Plaza #01-13, Singapore 757713
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Joy Luck Teahouse – Junction 8
#B1-03/03A Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place Singapore 579837
Opening Hours: 9am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Joy Luck Teahouse.


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