One of the favorite dessert of Filipinos is "halo-halo", a term derived from "halo" meaning mix. This desert is a mixture of different varieties of sweets, evaporated milk and shaved ice.
Favorite combination of ingredients are sweetened red beans, "macapuno" (coconut meat), sweetened "lanka" (jackfruit), shreds of sweetened "saba" (plantain), " halaya" (sweetened ube or yam), "kaong" (sugar palm fruit), "gulaman" (jelly), nata de coco, leche flan, boiled "sago" (tapioca), " pinipig" (pounded dried rice).
One to two tablespoon of those ingredients are placed in a medium size cup with shaved ice on middle part, with toppings of "halaya", leche flan, showered with "pinipig", saturating with evaporated milk, a scoop of ice cream on top and presto!!!.. its ready to serve.
Halo-halo is best serve during hot summer as desert or even as "meryenda" or snacks. Because of its popularity, you can easily buy it in small store along the street and in some restaurants in Philippines like Chowking Fast Food and Goto King.
Image via Wikipedia
|Halo-halo from Chowking Fastfood|