I-TEA Cafe

15435 Jeffrey Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618
949-551-4832

Details

  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • $
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
You need to try the tofu and thousand-year-old egg. Together they form pidan doufu, as classic a combination as PB and J, but way better than that. It's served chilled, so it's cooling, almost spine-tinglingly so. It's also refreshing, the kind of snack that you want during a heat wave. Or order the wonderful fried pork chop rice, where the rice is sprinkled with soy-stewed pork and the pork chop is thin and crisp. Whatever you do, do not incorrectly assume I-Tea is just a boba tea joint, because it isn't just that--it is one of the best and most consistent home-style Taiwanese restaurants in Irvine.

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