Sherman's Food Adventures: Sushi & Main Tea House

Sushi & Main Tea House

I remember trying a bubble tea from Sushi & Main Tea House quite a few years ago. I had dropped off a friend and she went in to get it, so I have never been in the place. From the outside, it's really quaint and soon the curiosity factor sets in. It makes you really want to go inside and try it, even though it says clearly "Sushi & Main Tea House". Yes, the sushi part makes me nervous, partly because it doesn't look like place that should be serving sushi and honestly, is it any good? Well, I wasn't going to find that out today, especially since I was on my way to see my doctor.

So I stroll into the place and notice 2 youngsters waiting for their bubble tea. They looked at my strangely when I started snapping photos. I did the "I'm not a tourist" routine to explain what the heck I was doing. I'm not sure if it worked because they seemed a bit confounded. On the other hand, what confused me was the little girl who came out to take my order. I wasn't expecting that. They start them young these days! I went for a fresh fruit Lychee Slush with Coconut Jelly. As I was waiting for my drink, I soaked in the decor. I gotta say that it's one of the most eclectic combination of things I've ever seen. From the sticker wallpaper to the African art, there was a little of everything in there. I particularly enjoyed looking at the chandelier near the counter. Nice touch. It goes well with the uh... disco ball???

I did like the price of the bubble tea, it only cost me $4.50 for fresh lychees. The drink was quite light and refreshing. The contents were well-blended and the jelly provided all the sweetness I needed. Some might consider the drink a bit bland; but I do not like my bubble tea tasting like liquid candy. The little bits of lychee throughout the drink provided both texture and legitimacy of being a fresh fruit beverage. While I was taking my last photo of the drink at the front window, the little girl asked me what I was doing. I explained that I wrote a food blog. Her reply, "what's a food blog?". Um, it's like a website where I talk about food. She didn't seem to quite comprehend. I ended up giving her a Moo card. She seemed impressed. Look at me, I'm impressing 9 year-olds!

The Good:
- Garage sale decor, it's awesome!
- Pretty good bubble tea, not too sweet
- Inexpensive

The Bad:
- Although there are a couple of couches, this is not a place to really sit because it's so small
- The name of the place might scare some people off

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KimHo said...

I think the "I am a tourist" routine would have been easier! :D

Looking at the pictures, I couldn't help wonder: what sushi? I mean, I see bubble tea, I see sandwiches, coffee, etc but not sushi... Regardless, you have to admit something: whoever wrote the white board, his/her calligraphy is very, very good.

Anonymous said...

$4.50 for bubble tea isn't cheap at all!

Sherman said...

Well, considering that it was a large, it was good, included pearls/jelly, it was priced reasonably. I've paid that much for crap at Tea Work...

Sherman said...

Adding to my last point, I do agree that $4.50 isn't exactly cheap, but it was worth it for fresh lychees.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your comments
about the bubble tea in Main tea house.It is real fruit and good
quality tasting bubble tea in town.
Fruits aren't cheap.Price of $4.50
is not bad for 24oz and real fruit.It's only 0.50 cents differe-nce than the powder bubble tea.
Powder bubble tea is just like buying sugar and ice.
Sherman,continue whatever your doing.You're great!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your comments
about Main Tea House.It is true,
real fruit.It's only 0.50 cents the
difference between real fruit and
powder.Price of 4.50 isn't bad at all and it's 24oz.Powder bubble tea is just like buying sugar and ice.You have a good quality taste,
Sherman.Whatever your mission,you'r
doing a great job!!!