Serenitea in BF
My friend Rebie and I were scheduled to brainstorm for our December exhibit and we were looking for a place to meet. Not having tried Serenitea — when almost every other friend had already tried it — I suggested we meet there. This branch is in BF. From the photos I’ve seen online, I had the impression that it would be dimly lit and cozy. It’s actually very bright in there, since the sun seems to favor it so much.
The branch has been around for a year now, but I think the cashier is quite used to familiar people visiting the place because I had to painstakingly draw out information from her. I didn’t know what those teas were (named after Japanese provinces like Okinawa etc.) and I asked for an explanation. She was nice enough, but spoke as if I should know what “Assam” meant. (I was thinking Indian? Persian? Arab?) Anyway, getting too confused, I decided to order their Malt Milk Tea with pearls and minimal sugar.
(I think they should have something like a graphic menu, stationed at the counter, that would describe what the teas are. Imagine what it would be like if there’s a long queue and everyone asked for details.)
Before Rebie and Tin arrived, however, my siblings Tim and Alex, along with Alex’s boyfriend Pao, also went to Serenitea. Here’s a photo of my little brother Tim in his Halloween costume. I asked my sister if he’s supposed to be a wraith…
I actually like how the tables look. They have these quaint little writings on them.
Here’s what I ordered for snacks, Pepper Potato. These are fresh potatoes that are fried and I’m guessing…they’re dipped in pepper? Arrrr! Cha ordered two of these.
Cris ordered Hash Browns. I think this also had more than your usual share of pepper because the black sprinkles on top of the hash browns were quite visible.
This Chicken Chop is yummier than it looks, trust me. It may seem like something out of a tentacle horror movie, but these babies are surpisingly tender and juicy. My sister and I ordered two plates of these.
I noticed, however, that almost every snack on the menu is peppery. While I still am curious about the snacks that I didn’t get — namely Pepper Tofu and Pepper Corn — I was afraid my tongue would get tired of being overwhelmed by my usual favorite spice. You know what they say about extremes…
Tin and Rebie ordered the regular sized drinks. I went for the large size because I am a milk tea addict.
Below are more photos of the interiors, plus my companions: Cris and Tim, Pao and Alex, Tin and Rebie, and Cha and Tin.
Serenitea is located at:
268 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes Paranaque
If you’re coming from the Lopez side, it’s just a little past the Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish and Academy One (where my sister took ballet classes, LOL). It’s on the side of Pantoja bakery but a little past those beer places.
Oh my gosh, now I am hungry again. These photos are ebul!!