There’s been an influx of boba tea shops in the area recently, and the newest is Bubble Bee Tea Shop located on Parker Road in Carrollton. The shop offers the usual milk teas, smoothies, coffees, slushes and fruit teas as well as some snacks, sandwiches and even a small selection of potstickers and dumplings, the latter of which are also sold to go in frozen bags of 50.
Located in a newer shopping area, it's a good-sized space with plenty of seating. The tea and sandwich menus are displayed on two large monitors, and the more traditional fare is found on a printed menu on the counter. We decided to go with a fruit slush and a few more traditional snacky items from the counter menu.
We loaded up on three different bites: pancake (otherwise known as dan bing or Taiwanese egg crepe), potstickers and fried bread (youtiao); all arrived together on one large plate.
The potstickers all are pork, with the choice of cabbage or chive as the additional ingredient. We went with the more traditional cabbage. These came 10 to a generous order and were perfectly pan-fried and very flavorful.
The fried bread stick invoked childhood memories and had a great chew to it without tasting oily, very reminiscent of a savory churro. There are two to an order.
We’ll be back to try these, as well as maybe a brown sugar milk tea or pecan protein shake. As to the tuna pancake ... we leave that to those more adventurous than ourselves.
2425 Parker Road, Bldg. 1, No. 5, Carrollton. Daily, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.