|Chowkings' famous halo-halo|
If Malaysia has ais kacang, Korea has patbingsu and Japan has kakigori, Philiipines has "halo-halo". "Halo" ( hah-lo) in Filipino means "mix" , and if you google the 2 other shaved ice dessert mentioned earlier, you would agree that "halo-halo" has the richest mixture, that's why it's called halo-halo or mix-mix in literal translation. It is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk added with boiled sweetened beans, banana, sago, macapuno, jackfruit, pinipig, and topped with leche flan, purple yam and/or ice cream. Nothing can be richer than that!
So, whenever in the Philippines, don't forget to order this sweet treat. It helps in beating the heat.