A local bubble tea shop has expanded its menu.

In addition to boba-licious brews and fresh fruit smoothies, Tasty Bubble Tea & Seafood is dishing out huge flavor through Asian fusion fare.

“We have expanded our menu items and are excited to bring something different to Corinth,” said owner Tony Nguyen as he spoke about his flavorful new dishes. “The green muscles and many of our other entrees are unique to this area.”

The 50-year-old foodie and chef loves creating novel and exciting menu items that transport patrons to exotic locations.

His mouth-watering seafood boiled sauce has earned rave reviews with many wondering what herbs, spices and condiments are used to create the delectable mixture.

“My Sha-bang sauce is my own creation,” said Nguyen who isn’t revealing his recipe. “It’s top secret and something you won’t find an exact match for anywhere in the world.”

The Corinth resident prides himself on serving dishes that are made fresh and to order.

“In addition to our seafood boils, we offer a wide-range of selections that are sure to satisfy everyone’s palates,” he said.

New items on the menu include, but are not limited to, seafood by the pound (shrimp, crawfish, muscles and snow crab legs) as well as corn, potatoes, boiled eggs, rice and sausage for the seafood boils.

The restaurant also offers satisfying entrees, platters and appetizers like their grilled pork chops, Korean-style short ribs, Muscles Dynamite, salt and pepper shrimp, egg rolls, fried oysters with remoulade, fried catfish with hush puppies and Boston clam chowder in a bread bowl.

Denise Swindoll Goss of Booneville loves the freshness of the food, and the blueberry bubble teas.

“I’m driving to get one tomorrow,” she said.

Angela ‘Geer’ Gann of Corinth highly recommends the shrimp boil.

“It’s amazing,” she said. “I am so thankful to have this available to our community.”

In addition to Asian eats, the restaurant also has over 40 different types of beverages, including soft drinks like Coca-Cola and Fanta.

Purchased in September of 2020 from Sonny and Stacey Pham (who still own the building and property), the bubble tea and seafood business is located in a quaint red and white building just behind Popeyes and across from Arby’s off U.S 72 at the intersection with Cass Street.

Future plans are to add additional tables and seating this summer so customers can enjoy Al Fresco dining while appreciating warmer weather.

A rare Vietnamese chef in the Crossroads, Tony Nguyen has served in the food and restaurant industries for over a decade. He makes it a priority to ensure that each customer walks away with a full, happy stomach.

Also, a former resident of Stockton, California, Nguyen graduated trade school as a CNC programmer. He and his beautiful wife Thom Le now call Corinth home.

(Tasty Bubble Tea & Seafood is located at 1208 S. Cass Street. Orders can be placed by walking up to the window or by calling 662-643-3536. The restaurant has a social media presence on both Facebook and Instagram.)

(Alcorn County resident Kimberly Shelton is a freelance writer and contributor for the Daily Corinthian and Crossroads Magazine.)

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