Lately, we’ve all been noticing that the weather has become a bit warmer, making us thirsty faster, sweat more, and shower more often. This is also why many have started doing some ‘cooling hacks’— particularly eating or drinking cold food and beverages.
These beverages can simply be cold water or juice— or we can take a sweeter approach for cooling down by eating iced or ice-cold desserts. And one of our go-to cold desserts (one that’s very Filipino indeed) is halo-halo! (Read: Budget-friendly ways to keep cool this summer)
Every summer, even houses in our neighborhood sell halo-halo to their kapitbahays, especially children playing on the streets, every afternoon. But did you know that there are different kinds of this traditional dessert, and not just the usual one we’re served?
Here are four of the most unique and best-selling halo-halo around the Philippines!
Best-Selling Halo-Halo: Razon’s Halo-Halo (Pampanga)
Razon’s is a popular food establishment from Guagua, Pampanga that is known for their delicious food. And one of the signature products on their menu is the halo-halo. But unlike the traditional halo-halo, the Razon’s version only has sweetened saba, macapuno, and leche flan!
Despite its simplicity, this version is still mouthwatering, and is a great option for those who like ‘minimalist’ desserts.
Best-Selling Halo-Halo: Salud’s Halo-Halo (Quezon)
If you’ve ever been to Lucban, Quezon, you would have surely tried their famous Lucban longganisa and pansit habhab. But have you ever tried their halo-halo? Lucban’s best halo-halo is undoubtedly from Salud’s, which not only has pinipig, but also suman or barquillos! Definitely a must-try for tourists and visitors alike.
Best-Selling Halo-Halo: Melton’s Halo-Halo (Cebu)
Cebu is known for many things— their danggit, beautiful beaches, and of course, it was where Christianity in the Philippines started. But did you know that Cebu also has a delicious Cebuano version of the halo-halo?
Melton’s halo-halo has red banana, coconut, langka, ube, and crushed peanuts. It’s a symphony of flavors in your mouth, for sure! (Read: DIY home remedies to keep you and your pets cool this summer)
Best-Selling Halo-Halo: Aling Foping’s Halo-Halo (Davao)
If there is one thing Davao is known for in the entire country, it’s their world-class durian. And Davaoeños are making it into different products such as durian candy and durian chips, and they’re now also incorporating it into their desserts!
Aling Foping’s has two versions of the halo-halo— one with durian, and one with bibingka. Both are just delectable!