Location: 1232 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Desserts of the Asian variety has always made me weak at the knees. Anything from shaved ice, mango, soup style, or sweet puddings, I just love Asian desserts. Lately, I've noticed an influx of these bowls with grass jelly in it. My initial thoughts were "Damn...grass jelly is my jam..." and finally last night I made plans to try it.
First off, the menu here is pretty vast, but based on all the photos I've seen, I came here to try their signature Meet Fresh Herbal Bowl. Other things I would have loved to try included their tofu pudding and shaved ice offerings.
The Meet Fresh Herbal Bowl is $12.50 and initially, I thought there would be a mixed variety of beans, shaved ice, grass jelly, and them balls in it. Nope. I was wrong. No beans, just the shaved ice, grass jelly, and two variations of chewy balls. That's pretty damn pricey!
But how was the grass jelly? I'm no connoisseur but it tasted pretty damn good. I really enjoyed the shaved ice portion of it because it was also made out of the same herbal ingredients. My friend Jayme did not like it and just a warning to everyone out there who reads this. If you've never had grass jelly, try someone else's first before you buy cause it's quite a strong flavour.
Would I go back? I probably would try the other styles of dessert before I write them off.
Let me know if you know of any good Asian dessert places in the comments or hit me up on the socials.