Two restaurants to open on Moody Street
Two restaurants, RoyalTea and Penang, are looking to open new franchises on Moody Street, according to two Nov. Waltham Patch articles.
One is a chain bubble tea shop called RoyalTea, according to the Nov. 14 Waltham Patch article. According to the RoyalTea website, the shop has “more than 130 franchise locations in China.”
The Nov. 14 Waltham Patch article reported that this RoyalTea is owned by Yukit Wu, who opened a RoyalTea in Boston’s Chinatown. The article said that Wu would like to open the Moody Street location by February and that the shop will be next to Bonchon, a Korean barbecue chain on Moody St.
RoyalTea’s menu includes cheese mousse tea, which may sound strange to some, but Wu was quoted by Patch as saying, “A lot of people question cheese, but when they try it they love it. Cheese tea is like a cream cheese that’s specially blended. It doesn’t taste like cream cheese; it’s a little bit salty with a sweet finish that complements the tea.”
Prices for the tea are around four to five dollars, though customers can select additional toppings for an increased price, according to the menu.
The other restaurant looking to move in is a Malaysian restaurant called Penang, per the Nov. 12 Waltham Patch article.
Penang already has a location in Boston, according to its website. The Nov. 12 Patch article reported that the restaurant is looking to open at 569 Moody Street, which was previously occupied by Tiki House. Penang’s owner, Puah Hoon NG, applied for a liquor license at the location in September.
Penang’s Boston menu includes a variety of items, with most rice and noodle dishes ranging in price from around eight to 11 dollars.