Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: Colorful


It’s been said that this colorful dessert truly captures the “east-meets-west” culture of Filipinos. The ingredients of Halo-halo, our traditional summer cooler, come from a wide variety of influences---leche flan from the Spanish, garbanzos from the Indian, red mung beans from the Chinese, and the shaved ice was introduced by the Americans.

Halo-halo, from Tagalog word halo, “mix-mix” is a mixture of shaved ice, milk and sugar made flavorful by a variety of fruits and beans caramelized in sugar, fresh fruits and topped with leche flan, purple yam or ice cream. Other ingredients may include fresh jackfruit, nata de coco, pinipig, sugar palm fruit, sweet corn kernels, gelatin, macapuno, sweetened bananas, kiwifruit, avocado, sago, and ripe mango. I even had a halo-halo once with mandarin orange.

My halo-halo was served at the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City.

More colorful gastronomic treats at Spices.

18 comments:

bertN said...

Luckily we now have a lot of Pinoy resto in Southern California serving "halo-halo" ala Pinas. When my son was growing up he used to call it just "halo" LOL. It is one of his favorite dessert.

Webradio said...

Hello Miranda !
It is very big !

Miamiam...

Thank you for the recipe !

And pretty reminders of history...

luna miranda said...

It's not very often that I have halo-halo, mostly because of the evaporated milk that sometimes upsets my stomach.:D But when I crave for halo-halo, I go to Razon's. Sana matikman ng son mo ang halo-halo sa Razon's...super sarap!:D

Thanks for visiting, bertn.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Yummmmmm
Halo-Halo
Ako din - lactose intolerant - so I get an upset stomach after taking milk products.
But I love halo2 ...
So I always have LACTEEZE (lactose enzyme) handy . I pop two tablets - and then just jump in like a kid - basta halo2 , bahala na si Batman ..

dagul

nutart said...

Once we tried freshly squeezed gata in exchange for evaporated milk and it was simply divine! We just had to squeeze the coconut ourselves though to make sure it's clean.

ces said...

wow that's something learned! didn't realize that ha, halo-halo talaga! nice!

Munchkin Mommy said...

halo-halo definitely hits the spot when it comes to colorful food! :D

the donG said...

masarap talaga to. siksik na siksik. pero ok na ok din talaga ang razons halo halo kahit konting laman lang.

luna miranda said...

oo nga, dong...siguro dahil mas concetrated ang flavor. tsaka i don't like ube halaya (or any purple food for that matter) in halo-halo. razon's halo-halo has no halaya.:D

luna miranda said...

thanks for visiting, munchkin mommy.

luna miranda said...

thanks, ces.:D

luna miranda said...

oy, that sounds delicious, bernadette! i love kakang-gata...it's tastier than milk nga. I hope compatible sila ng mga alaga ko sa tyan (hahaha).

luna miranda said...

i don't know if i'm lactose intolerant, dagul. i eat other milk products and i'm ok. i guess when the evap milk is not fresh, that's where my problem starts.:D

luna miranda said...

appreciate your visit, webradio. try halo-halo one of these days.:D

Keith said...

Lady Moon.... I remember the variety of desserts oveer shaved ice. I remember halo halo.... Have not had it inn over a year.

Glad that with a broken puter i am still able to find time to tour blogs...

luna miranda said...

hi, Keith! I'm glad, too, that you were able to visit again. I hope you're halo-halo memory is fun and delicious.:D

JMom said...

Oh yummy!! Now I want some halo-halo :)

mirage2g said...

Yum talaga! When I was small I always ask my dad if he eats halo halo when its snowing in Europe...lol!

Mandarin is new to me aba....nagisip naman ako! Enjoy your trip!