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Meet Fresh: Taiwanese Dessert House

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Published February 16th 2012
After an extremely satisfying Korean meal for dinner and a little break to let it all settle, we were keen for dessert and lucky for us, there is a late night dessert bar just down the road from my brother's apartment. Meet Fresh was the place to be, with plenty of people still out and about enjoying the unusual, exotic and gorgeous desserts on offer.
Inside Meet Fresh

Since I was a child I've always been very inquisitive about different foods and cuisines, as my parents always exposed my brother and I to all sorts of food, as they liked food from all over the world. In the past few years, new and interesting international foods have become much more popularised and readily available which is great for me and for everyone else out there to broaden their minds and their taste buds.

Luckily for me, my partner is just as 'epicurious' as my family and I, so we were all very happy to experience what Meet Fresh had to offer.

We arrived at our destination, which happened to be extremely bright with fluoro lights, but I suppose that's to keep all the people awake who arrive late in the night. There were plenty of desserts to choose from, with many combos' to tickle everyone's fancy.

There's the main feature of each dessert, a selection of either Taro balls, Herbal jelly or Tofu pudding, then each of those items are built on with a range of accompaniments. The accompaniments include sweet potato, green beans, red beans, lotus seeds, taro mash, coconut jellies, honey beans and pearls. You might be familiar with "pearls" as they are often used in the flavoured tea drinks available from such places as Easy Way and Chatime, which have been popping up all over the place in the last few years.

I am a massive fan of desserts that use Sago and they just so happened to have one on offer. Coconut Sago Soup with a choice of toppings and I went with mango. The creamy, lightly sweetened coconut milk is a perfect match with the mango and little jubbly sago balls that just pop around your mouth.
Coconut Sago Soup with Mango, yum yum.
My partner chose something a touch bit more unusual but sounded just as yummy. He selected Herbal Jelly 6 off the menu, which was a combination of chunks of jiggly herbal jelly, glutinous cake, noodle jellies and pearls. It's also served on a bed of crushed ice that's been drizzled with a light syrup which I'd imagine was simply palm sugar. It was very tasty and again not too sweet, subtle flavours that you don't get sick of because you're not getting laden down with sugar.
Herbal Jelly no.6, lovely indeed.

When we left, my partner said that's the one he'd be ordering any time we go there, but I shall be encouraging some more exploration of the menu. All in all a very pleasurable experience. Definitely the right price, interesting flavours and lots of variety to keep you coming back for more.
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Why? Different and delicious desserts for you to explore
When: Varies for different locations but generally from 10am or 11am to between 11pm and 1am
Where: Check website for locations as there are a few around the place
Cost: From around $5.50 for the bowls of goodness
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