Sunday, June 12, 2011

An Unlikely Halo-Halo

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Halo-Halo probably is one of the staples during summer in the Philippines. It is also one of the Filipinos' most favorite dessert. Even the Filipinos who are already living abroad make sure to get one when in the country. 

Razon's halo-halo is ♥.

But unfortunately for me, I am not one of those many many people who just love halo-halo. I don't like how there's too many things in it. I don't like corn, chick peas or the shaved ice that pierces your tongue because it's too rough. I also think the halo-halo in ChowKing is overrated. I particularly dislike their shaved ice. It's too rough. Moreover, there's less milk in their Halo-Halo and all that I can taste is melted ice. Probably the only thing I like about halo-halo is milk and ice cream.

My fave part of the halo-halo: leche flan.

My point of view of halo-halo changed when the boyfriend and I decided to try out Razon's Halo-Halo and Palabok which was previously located in front of SM City Cebu. It was a spur of the moment thing when we decided to try eating there. We had nothing good to do, so we decided to eat.

My usual order: palabok. Yum!

We ordered their specialty which were, obviously, Halo-Halo and Palabok. I was hesitant to order Halo-Halo at first because I never liked it anyway. Since it was the boyfriend's treat, I just gave in.

Their Halo-Halo (only P65) looked simple. Like there's not much that is going on. When you look at it, it doesn't even look interesting. The halo-halo in Chowking looked way better. But, as they say good things come in small packages. In this case, it was a weird one. Anyhow, the halo-halo only was topped with leche flan. It had shredded macapuno (which one would mistaken for coconut), and banana (saba). Just these ingredients and you will be tasting the best halo-halo in Pinas. 

The boyfriend's order: Tacos. Say lotsa' cheese!

The ambiance back at their former location was kind of home-y. But something lacked. I just can't point my fingers at it. I'm not sure if it was the old tables or because it was too small and outside was too noisy. But their new store in Mandaue is definitely better. The area is somehow not as crowded and as noisy as the one in SM. Moreover, I like their tables and golden chairs. It is also more spacious than the previous branch fronting SM City Cebu.

For those who are living in Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu area, you'll be glad to know that they have moved their branch in Mandaue. You will be able to pass the building when you are from Lapu-Lapu and on your way to Mandaue. It's at the Carlos Perez Building along AC Cortes Avenue. It's not that near to me either, but as long as it's there and they got a better ambience, I'm all for it.

BTW, they have lotsa' chimes in their new branch. Cling, cling! I just love the sounds made by chimes! Teehee! ♥

1 comment:

Marigold Rodriguez said...

It's called halo halo because its composed of several ingredients mixed into a drink.
If you dont like it that way, then you should just have Saging con Yelo :) which is exactly what Razon's halo halo is.

Dont get me wrong it tastes good, but it should be called something else. Not Halo Halo.

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