Somedays you go out and don’t want savory at all. You want to skip all the fuss and go straight to the sweet stuff. That said, it can be a little bit awkward walking into a restaurant and just asking for the dessert menu.
Well, right in the centre of Soho is Boba Jam. The answer to all your late night (and mid-afternoon sweet tooth needs.)
Boba Jam is a dessert cafe specialising in bubble tea, cakes, and desserts with an Asian influence. It’s open until 11 pm most nights, and the range of things on offer is pretty insane.
Most of which you’ll find below.
Raindrop cake (or mizu shingen mochi) is an agar jelly cake served with soybean flour and golden brown sugar syrup.
A wobbly, unique experience combined with a dessert!
The Halo Halo.
Shaved ice topped with taro ice cream, caramel pudding, decoco, banana, sweet red bean, sago pearl, aiyu & grass jelly. Served with corn flakes, evaporated milk on the side.
A real good mix of textures and flavours.
The Mille Crepe Cake.
A French-inspired cake with at least 20 layers of paper thin crepes separated by thin layers of pastry cream. This one being vanilla, and they also do matcha and tiramisu.
Very light and delicate.
Melon Bing Su.
Melon balls on shaved ice, served with ice cream, corn flakes and evaporated milk for drizzling.
On for the health conscious. Really light and refreshing.
Matcha Azuki Brick Toast.
Matcha ice cream, sweet red beans, cream and almond flakes…
…also a NanaBerry version with slices of strawberry, banana and chocolate ice cream.
A French creme brulee with an Asian matcha twist.
…And finally, a gooey chocolate brownie served hot on a skillet topped with vanilla ice cream, marshmallow and chocolate sauce.
Just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street, stop off here for your dessert fix day or night.
It’s one for kids and adults alike, a place to take a family or equally somewhere to grab a load of mates for an afternoon. Even an option after a few drinks in the area when a Maccy D’s just won’t hit the spot!
If you’re a newcomer to Asian desserts (like maybe the person writing) or an expert the field, everyone will find something they like. Come one, who doesn’t like a brownie?
Address: 80 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3LS
Telephone: 020 7287 0627
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road