Wednesday, September 8, 2010

H - Halo Halo

Chowking Halo Halo

"Halo Halo" (read: ha-lò) is a very well known Filipino dessert that can also be eaten as snacks. Literally meaning, "mix," it is a mix of different fruits and other ingredients topped with crushed ice, evaporated milk and some more ingredients. You eat it by breaking the ice using the spoon and mix all ingredients before eating it.

Typically, it is served in tall glasses, but some restaurants serve it in a bowl, with the ice at the bottom and the ingredients at the top, so foodies can see what's in it. Normal choice of ingredients for this include:
  • cubed or sliced boiled saba bananas (cardava or cooking bananas)
  • cubed boiled sweet potatoes
  • grated macapuno (coconut sport)
  • boiled taro pearls
  • toasted rice crispies
  • cubed gelatin
  • sweetened kidney beans
  • boiled red mung beans
  • sweetened chick peas
  • nata de coco
  • corn kernels
  • sugar palm fruit
  • purple yam jam
  • leche flan (creme caramel)
  • ice cream (vanilla or any fruit flavored ones)
Although ingredients in your glass or bowl would vary (some have this, some don't), each serving of this food was really something nice to eat. Regular ones won't have ice cream, and the of course the special ones have either one or two scoops of ice cream.

This particular serving of Halo-Halo was bought at Chowking. My sister had this when we went to Manaoag, Pangasinan to visit the church, and since she was craving for it, we just let her have one with ice cream. I don't know why the image was dark, but I do hope you could get to see what's in a bowl of Halo-Halo. For a different look of this food, you can also click HERE.

*** Jenn ***


Kate said...

I'd like to try this, altho I find some of the ingredients unusual when mixed together.

jay said...

Wow .. looks as if you could eat that for a meal! As Kate says, I'd find the mix of ingredients a bit strange, but no doubt you would find some English food odd, too!

Thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

u8mypinkc00kies said...

i like mine with lots of saba, sweet potato, sago, gelatin,
nata de coco, ube, leche flan, pinipig and corn. Buko or macapuno is good too!! ayoko lang beans and kaong :P

Roger Owen Green said...

interesting, tho i am a bit dubious - or my taste buds are

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Mother's Moon's Message said...

always willing to try something new and this looks pretty good...

Tumblewords: said...

An interesting combination - I'll bet it's quite tasty!

imriz said...

i missed halo-halo:)
nice blog here.

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}