What’s the best Halo Halo in the Philippines? I am a fan of eating halo halo. Summer season is actually the best time to enjoy different kinds of Halo halo here in the Philippines. Although, I have not yet traveled all the halo halo destinations in the Philippines, let me share with you the best Halo halo I’ve tasted. Most of the Halo halo I listed here can easily be found in the mall areas.
The typical ingredients of Halo halo are small slices of bananas, sweet potato, ube, gulaman, pinipig, nata de coco, crushed ice, sweetener, and evaporated milk topped with leche flan. To make it special, some added more ingredients like garbanzos, kaong, red mongo, macapuno, and a scoop of ice cream.
The Best Halo Halo in the Philippines
- Kuya J Halo-halo espesyal – not your ordinary halo halo. Espesyal because it has a milkier and softer ice shaved or ice crushed compared to the ordinary commercial halo halo. The serving is big enough to satisfy your halo halo cravings. It could be good for sharing for two if you are with your loved ones. The ingredients are just right – I tasted there are corn flakes, slightly crushed bananas, yam I guess, gulaman, nata de coco, leche flan and of course a scoop of ice cream. This is my number 1 halo halo so far. The milky and soft ice crushed makes it the best for me plus the taste is right – not too sweet. There are two kinds of Kuya J Halo-halo espesyal, the white Halo halo espesyal and the other one is the Ube espesyal. Both are delicious but my mom-in-law prefers the Ube. It is actually the best-selling halo halo in SM Molino branch. Price at Php 109.
2. Teresita’s Halo halo or Razon’s Halo halo – They are both the same when it comes to taste. The Halo halo ingredients are simple yet so delicious. I tasted the crushed bananas (saging na saba), macapuno, and a good blend of milk, their so good crushed ice, topped with leche flan. Price at Php90 for regular and Php99 for special. They also have rice meals and all-day breakfast meals which are affordable and delicious as well.
3. Gerry’ Grill Halo halo. With almost complete Halo halo ingredients. I think I’ve tasted almost all the traditional ingredients that I’m looking for in a Halo halo. Delightfully tasting and relaxing with the ambience of Gerry’s Grill. Price at Php 115. I like the setup, menu, food presentation, and the taste of Gery’s Grill meals. Super sulit ang binayad mo!
4. Chowking Halo halo. Completos Rekados. I know this is the very popular halo halo in the Philippines. Why? Maybe because they serve Halo halo the year round and of course, the taste is mouth watering. This is what a traditional halo halo taste like. Merely close to Gerry’s Grill but the Chowking halo halo ingredients have more serving I guess. Price around at Php 87 depending on the size. My only side comment here is the crushed ice that sometimes there is uneven crushed ice that cannot be mixed easily and not finely crushed. (Sorry I have no photo of Chowking Halo halo)
5. Guinumis at Mesa. When hubby and I dined in, I am craving for a Halo halo. This is what their attendant recommended, the Guinumis. For me the taste is more of a native Filipino. This is a Halo halo without a milk. The sweetener tasted like fresh sugar cane or matamis na bao. There’s sago and sweet potato I think. I really can’t exactly remember the ingredients because they are unique. Guinumis price at PHP 65.
One remarkable Halo Halo I’ve tasted is the Halo halo from Tiwi, Albay. What makes it special is that they add Milo to their Halo halo. The taste for sure, is without an energy gap. Hehehe.
Another thing is when you are in Bacoor Cavite, they say that Kabigting’s Halo halo is a must try. Okay, I’ll be honest, I tried it once. For me, nothing special in their halo halo.
Enjoy your Best Halo Halo in the Philippines!