It only took a 22 hour layover in Taiwan to get me convinced that it has got to be the ultimate place for the finest of comfort foods.
Let’s just say that I am totally loving the fact that more and more authentic Taiwan food places are sprouting here in Manila. One of the most recent ones I got first dibs on is Meet Fresh as it was launched at The Podium.
Meet Fresh was established by Mr. and Mrs. Fu who came from a generational farming family in the Feng Yuan District of Taichung, Taiwan in 2007. The Fus only used traditional food materials and processes. Their distinct way of preparing has made Meet Fresh known for their chewy taro ball desserts, delicate traditional tofu pudding and their perfect soft herbal jelly.
Icy Taro Ball No.5, P220 – boba, taro balls, kidney beans, rice balls in shaved ice
I super love that every single ingredient in this bowl is plant-based! It really is the universe agreeing with our family’s resolve to go plant-based, and telling me that comfort food is possible even in this choice of lifestyle. Woot! I’m stoked that we got us a go-to place for our healthy dessert cravings. 🙂
Signature Icy Grass Jelly, P220
I’ve been a sucker for grass jellies, and this is Meet Fresh indulging my taste buds. It was so good that I ordered a take out.
Q Mochi Milk Shaved Ice, P280
Fresh Milk Black Tea with Boba, P150
And but of course, the Milk Tea addict that I am, this was the most that I looked forward to. I find myself more or less cautious as I manage my expectation with milk teas these days. Meet Fresh does not disappoint! It’s the real deal. I’ll have to check with the rest of their Milk Tea variants though. 🙂
Meet Fresh Must-Trys:
- Signature Icy Grass Jelly with grass jelly, P220.00
- Icy Taro Ball #4, P220.00
- Hot red bean, P180.00
- Q Mochi Milk shaved ice, P 280
- Winter Melon Tea with Taro Balls, P 130.00 – a traditional beverage in Taiwan served with mini taro balls and whipped cream.
“In the last few years, Taiwan has become a favorite travel destination of Filipinos. And for those who love to go on a food trip, Meet Fresh is one of the places you have to include in your itinerary. That is why we decided to bring Meet Fresh to the Philippines so that everyone can discover and enjoy the taste of authentic Taiwanese desserts,” Janzen De Jesus, Meet Fresh Philippines Franchise Owner said.
Meet Fresh Menu
Meet Fresh has more than 700 locations worldwide throughout Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Meet Fresh is located at Level 5, Podium Mall.
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