7.8 miles/18-minute drive might still seem far, but this just-opened Taiwanese eatery in Fairfax is actually the closest for me to authentic Taiwanese street food and bubble tea.
During our first visit, we ordered House Black Milk Tea with Tapioca, Taiwanese Chicken with Spiced Salt & Basil (鹽酥雞), Fried Tempura with Spiced Salt & Basil (甜不辣), and Taiwanese Pork Belly Buns (割包).
Everything was fresh and delicious. The bubble tea was honestly the best I've had in the DC area -- the tapioca was prepared perfectly. And this is picky and minor, but I was impressed that the shop uses a sealer machine to seal the cups instead of just regular lids. Very professional :) The chicken and tempura were both really, really good. The pork belly was a little bit too fatty for our taste, but we still ate it all up. Everything came under $30.
^^The chicken was piping hot!^^
We had a great visit and can't wait to go back soon to try other menu items!
Cheers Qtea Cafe!!