Quench the summer heat with icy drinks, dessertsA La Carte
July 30, 2023
Story By: Stephanie Lopes | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Summer is here, and Meet Fresh at Ala Moana Center is serving up icy desserts and drinks to beat the heat.
The eatery’s expansive menu offers sweet, savory and refreshing treats — all made from high-quality ingredients carefully crafted in an authentic Taiwanese style. In fact, whatever it can’t make in store, it imports from its central kitchen in Taiwan, including the chewy taro balls, boba, smoothly soft grass jelly and more.
One of Meet Fresh’s bestselling items is Double Taro Signature ($10.75). This classic Taiwanese treat combines the smooth taste of grass jelly and the chewy texture of taro balls with the extra creaminess of a scoop of taro paste and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A seasonal summer sensation is Mangoberry Milk Shaved Ice ($12). The magnificent shaved ice masterpiece is topped with fresh mangoes and strawberries, mango and strawberry syr up, creamy vanilla ice cream and condensed milk.
Newly released specifically for the summer heat are pineapple sorbets, pineapple teas and passion fruit sorbets. Passion Fruit Sorbet C ($7.50) layers the perfectly sweet, slightly tart sorbet with almond pudding, melon jelly and mini taro balls — a cool summer treat!
Founded in Taiwan in 2007 by Fu Hsin-chin, who was raised in a humble Taiwanese farming family, Meet Fresh now has 800 locations globally. Hawaii’s first location at Ala Moana Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary Aug. 2-4 with Mini Taro Ball Milk Tea and Mini Taro Ball Winter Melon Tea specially priced at $2.