Eating through the Philippines, one province at a time
Friday, May 4, 2012
Legazpi City's DJC Halo-Halo
Just a few days ago we've experienced one of the hottest summers in recent memory. One popular way to beat the heat is eating halo-halo. Halo-halo is made up of fresh and preserved fruits, evaporated milk, and shaved ice, topped with ube jam/ice cream or leche flan (custard). I remember some pouring in red food coloring to make it look more palatable, otherwise you'd end up with the usual purplish mix. The fruits may range from boiled sweetened plantains, boiled sweet potatoes, beans, to jackfruit.
What makes DJC Halo Halo distinct is they top theirs with cheese. Yes, it's that mysterious blend of salty and sweet that comes off just right. Personally I prefer to mix them all (halo halo, literally)before diving in.