Summer Treat #1: Halo-Halo

avery sandiego By avery sandiego, 19th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1-h-gr-8/
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It is summer time again. Supposed to be I should not be happy about it because the weather is really uncomfortable but I am glad because Halo-Halo is here once again.

Halo-Halo

Halo-halo is a summer treat so you would feel happy and forget that it is really hot this summer. If you become hotheaded because of the weather, you are in the bad mood, you want to release your anger just look for some halo-halo, they are in every street corner.

Now, halo-halo can be simple or extravagant. There is an affordable halo-halo sold in plastic cups for 10 pesos and there are more "sosyal" or the halo-halo for the rich ones you can buy at 50 or 60 pesos, I guess and you can buy it in Chowking or first class restaurants.

No matter where you buy it as long as it looks halo-halo, it will be fine. So, what is this halo-halo. Halo means mix, you need to mix the halo-halo manually or if you like you go to KFC and order Krushers and a machine already mix the halo-halo for you.

Ingredients

Halo-halo is basically like a snow cone, where you need an ice shaver. Then when you have enough ice to fill your tumbler, you will then add the sweets like bananas, tapioca pearls, unsweetened gelatin, sweet potato, corn kernel, langka, nata de coco, rice crispies, sweet kidney beans, garbanzos or chick peas, corn flakes, melon at the bottom. At the top you need to add leche flan or custard, ube yam or ice cream. It also has to have sugar and evaporated filled milk.

It does not have to be always complete, you have 5 of these and it can be a halo-halo already. Summer will not be complete without halo-halo.

Tags

Halo-Halo, Summer Break, Summer Fun, Summer Treat, Summer Vacation, Summertime

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author avatar Buzz
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Hmmm, refreshingly cool treat. Well done, avery.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
19th Mar 2012 (#)

love the chowking halo halo...kahit araw araw

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author avatar Tess Irons
19th Mar 2012 (#)

I miss halo-halo, avery. I have to drive for 3 hours in order to get to the closest Filipino restaurant that serves halo-halo. I guess, I can make it myself. I have an ice shaver at home. I wonder if I can use snow ice. There's a lot in our backyard (joke).

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Mar 2012 (#)

I love the sound of it...:0) and today we are having summer like weather- even here in Maine...great page and treat....thanks avery!

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author avatar angel
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Nothing beats Pinoy hal-halo. I tried a Malaysian version of it but our halo-halo is still the best! Thanks for this page!

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author avatar avery sandiego
20th Mar 2012 (#)

yes angel, I knew there is also a Thai version of halo-halo, i will find out more about them!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Gotta be delicious Halo halo. Thanks for sharing Avery.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
30th Mar 2012 (#)

I feel very left-out of the Halo halo scene. I have never heard or seen one. Don't worry about me, Dee, I will catch up with them eventually.

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