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Jon Yao's Special

Michelin-Starred Chef Jon Yao ❌ Meet Fresh Collab

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Jon Yao's Special

Meet Chef Jon Yao!

You may know him as the chef at Michelin-starred Taiwanese restaurant KATO at The ROW in downtown LA. 

Last summer we collaborated with Top Chef Mei Lin and this spring, we are so excited to collaborate with Jon Yao, another prominent LA chef! Say hello to Jon Yao’s Special, an exclusive single serving shaved ice dessert that features the chef’s favorite Meet Fresh toppings, boba, grass jelly, Mini Q, Potaro Balls (purple), and our housemade milk tea sauce! 

Jon Yao’s Special is available April 15-30, 2023 at the following locations: Arcadia, Cerritos, Cupertino, Fremont, Hacienda Heights, Irvine, Livermore, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Temple City only. 

Net proceeds from this collaboration will go directly to the Downtown Women’s Center, an organization focused on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

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Potaro Balls

Say hello to our new Potaro Balls!

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Potaro Balls found in Icy Taro Ball Signature desserst

Our Potaro Balls just got an upgrade!

Don’t worry, our Potaro Balls are still the same yellow sweet potato taro balls that you know and love. We just added a new twist by combining it with the purple Ube Balls which are now filled with black sesame! Expect a mix of both yellow and purple balls in your Potaro Ball desserts!

Yellow Potaro Balls: taro paste filling
Purple Ube Balls: black sesame filling

Potaro Ball topping
New filling, same name!

Why we made this change

We’re always listening to our customers and making necessary changes and adjustments to our existing menu. The current Sesame Rice Balls are a true hidden gem at Meet Fresh and we wanted to share more of this delectable taste. By making it a new filling in our Ube Balls, we’re able to diversify and reintroduce the black sesame flavor in other desserts.

Our Ube Balls launched in the Summer of 2021 as part of the Ube Series. They were originally filled with taro paste. After a lot of consideration, we thought it would be fun to make it with a black sesame filling instead! Thus, here we are! 

Now you can experience the best of both worlds with our new Potaro Balls!

Where to find the Sesame Rice Balls in our desserts