Saturday, October 31, 2009


Halo-halo (hollow-hollow) is a popular Filipino dessert. The name comes from the Tagalog word halo, or 'mix.'

There's no specific recipe for this dessert, but it's a combination of shaved ice and milk with a variety of toppings. The one we tried last week had boiled beans, nata de coco (a chewy, jelly-like food with a coconut base), corn kernels, and various other fruits. It also included a scoop of bright purple Ube (sweet potato) ice cream on top.

Michael thought the Ube ice cream was pretty good.

We've tried halo-halo twice, and it's a good thing that we just got one serving to share each time. The only one of us who really likes it is Mark. The rest of us would rather have chocolate.

Amy tried a cherry-like piece. But it wasn't a cherry! She described it as rubbery and un-chewable. She may never know what it was.


Anonymous said...

Yum, nothing like boiled beans and purple sweet potato for dessert! Seconds, please!

us5 said...

you can have mine! ;)

clgrant said...

You wild, reckless, culinary swashbucklers!

us5 said...

Do I detect a hint of sarcasm there, Carl? ;o)