This is a picture of some super tasty Halo-Halo I got at a bus stop in Legazpi City, Philippines for about $0.20.
I discovered this little piece of heaven a bit late in to my trip, but as it turns out, it is actually a Filipino favorite. Apparently the name means “Hodge podge” in Tagalog (The language spoken in the Philippines), and I cant think of a better term.
Made primarily from shaved ice it makes for a perfect go-to on a hot day, and the toppings can range form all sorts of combinations but usually include of the following:
- brown sugar
- some sorts of jelly treats
- sweet potato paste (really nice actually)
- dried oats
- topped with sweet milk
You can read a bit more about it at its Wiki.
I know some of the ingredients might sound a bit out there, but I will tell you what, this treat has been around for a long time, and time has proven it over and over again.