About a week ago, I was brought to a province somewhere in the Philippines and in one of the restaurants we dined in for lunch, we were given this popular Filipino dessert to end our meal. Served inside a buko, it was the damn best halo-halo I’ve ever tasted. I enjoyed it so much that my travel buddies found humor in me eating 2 servings.
In the middle of the hot summer days, I am now missing the pleasure given to me by that halo-halo. It’s hard to find a similar dessert here in Manila that could satisfy my palate the same way it did. And for that I was inspired to make this quick illustration to remember how it was like.
Aside from the caramelized saba, all my other favorite sweets were there, making it the best halo-halo in my standards. The taste and texture of the sweet langka, the chewy nata de coco, and gelatinous kaong beans that danced inside my mouth as the ice cold milk refreshed my throat. Yum.
How about you? What ingredients would make a perfect halo-halo?
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