Taiwanese bubble-tea chain Jenjudan is opening two locations on Robson Street

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      Another day, another story on bubble-tea chains popping up in the city—what else is new?

      Taiwanese bubble tea-purveyor Jendudan is gearing up to open several locations around Metro Vancouver this summer.

      The global chain has already put signage up in downtown Vancouver (1210 Robson Street)—previously occupied by French pastry shop L’Éclair de Génie—and Richmond (125–5599 Cooney Street). Another shop is set to open near B.C. Place at 290 Robson Street.

      It specializes in serving brown-sugar milk-tea beverages, characterized by its chewy, brown-sugar tapioca balls that are stir-fried above charcoal-lit, slow fires at specific temperatures.

      Jenjudan's storefront at 1210 Robson Street.
      Tammy Kwan

      Some of its top drinks include brown-sugar-boba Thai milk tea, brown-sugar boba milk, red bean brown-sugar milk, grass jelly brown-sugar milk, jasmine green tea with cream, and Uji matcha with red bean, among others.

      If you haven’t followed the brown-sugar bubble-tea craze that’s been going rampant around town, this might be a good place to start.

      Word of mouth tells us that Jenjudan’s brown-sugar boba drinks are top notch, but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

      Jenjudan operates several locations around the world, including outlets in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, China, and South Korea. Its website indicates it will further expand to Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.