I grew up having halo-halo and other iced desserts like saging con yelo and mais con yelo, as these were sold along our street at a very cheap price. My grandmother also used to make this dessert for merienda as a reward for taking our siesta (or the afternoon nap). In a tropical country like the Philippines, this shaved ice snack is often considered more famous during the summer months, but the truth is, it knows no season!
What is Halo-halo?
Halo-halo is a simple dessert that is very easy to make! You just have to gather all the necessary ingredients which are often sold canned or in bottled containers. These ingredients include colorful gulaman (or gelatin), nata de coco, kaong, monggo beans, pinipig, sago, macapuno and even banana mixed in with shaved ice.
To make it even more special, you can opt to top it with a scoop of ube or vanilla ice cream, or go with a spoon of ube jam together with a slice of leche flan. Of course, don’t forget to drizzle some evaporated milk or condensed milk.
Did I get you craving for some because of the ingredients? Don’t worry! If you’re pressed for time and can’t make some, you can always have some halo-halo delivered right to your doorstep! Here’s a list of restaurants that you can order your halo-halo fix from:
Passing by Chowking without ordering a cup of their halo-halo is a mistake. They have 2 variants available: SuperSangkap Halo-Halo and Milky White Halo-Halo.
Delivery hours: Mon – Sun 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Razon’s of Guagua
Razon’s of Guagua offers wide variety of Kapampangan dishes that will surely not fail you! But ask me about their halo-halo, it’s the best (and actually my personal favorite)! True to what they claim via their IG account, they are the home of the famous halo-halo, indeed.
Delivery hours: Mon – Sun 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Icebergs’ vast selection of icy treats will make you go crazy. They have the famous merienda, Saba Banana Langka con Hielo and cool desserts but you shouldn’t miss their Super Halo-halo!
Delivery hours: Mon – Sun 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM, 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Kuya J Restaurant
Kuya J Resto, though new to the market, has been patronized by Filipino families because of their classic Filipino dishes offerings. Of course, Halo-halo as dessert will always be present in a Filipino dish menu. Try their Kuya J Halo-Halo Espesyal.
Delivery hours: Mon – Fri 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Sat, Sun 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
What are you waiting for? Search for “halo-halo near me” to locate the store that best suits your needs and download our app today and treat yourself to this icy treat!
Mae Bonifacio | Contributing Editor
Passionate and curious, Mae is an avid Hamilton fan who won’t throw away her shot. She’s also a killer Odette player in Mobile Legends.