Milk Tea shops and Takoyaki (octopus balls) have been popping out like mushrooms everywhere in the Philippines. Last February 25, 2019, I attended a grand opening of Gulu Gulu Store located at Savomore Nagtahan, Santa Mesa Manila.
It is the first store of Gulu-Gulo in the Philippines owned by Mr. Guo Weixiong, a Guangzhou-born man. He dreamed about it in 1997 and he wanted to spread the Guanzhou tea culture in his own country with the help of his Taiwanese friends. He discovered that young people love to eat while walking and since then, he spent time researching on the eating habits of the young ones even until midnight.
One night, he found himself hungry and took a milk tea and as he gulped, he heard a lovely sound “Gulu Gulu”. This sounds made him feel exited. With his dream in mind, he decided to create a food brand that belongs to him and also belong to young people. Thus, this brand of milk tea and octopus balls, Gulu Gulu was born.
Since its opening in 1997, the footprints have been spread across 15 provinces across the country. More than 50 cities, with many outstanding employees and more than 500 chain stores.
For more updates about Gulu Gulu, like and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/guluguluph/.