Monday, May 27, 2013

Roadside Halo-halo

How do you combat the sweltering summer heat?
1. Hide in a room with the air conditioner on full blast
2. Soak in a tub filled with ice cold water
3. Eat halo-halo

Tip number one shoots your electricity bill sky high. Tip number two does the same to your water bill. Tip number three... now that's pocket friendly.


Lita's Special Halo-halo and Snack Haus. This humble roadside snack house in Lilo-an indeed has some good halo-halo hiding behind its dusty facade. Where else can you get halo-halo packed with so many ingredients and topped with two scoops of ice cream for just Php40?!

When I went to get my dose of halo-halo, they were making two dozens, some for to go.
I had to wait my turn. Lita's halo-halo must be really good.

Pieces of sweetened banana, strips of nangka (jackfruit), melon, coconut, spoonfuls of sago (tapioca balls), gulaman (jelly), nata de coco, cornflakes, boiled kidney beans, a shot of milk, and two scoops of ice cream of my choice — it was a joyous party in my mouth!

Want a party in your mouth, too? Here's a map (from Google maps) to help you find your way.


  1. My sweetie Gian is bugging me to go and find a place that serves delicious halo-halo, and this is just so timely! That glass topped with scoops of ice cream looks heavenly for a lesser price. We'll definitely check this out. I'm already seeing the big smile on his face. :-)

    1. Hi Sheila! I hope Team Sweetie will find their halo-halo sulit coz I did! (They have many ice cream flavors to choose from, too!) :-)

  2. I miss halo-halo! We don't have it in Europe! ;_;

    1. Make your own Noelfy! This is all you need: ice, milk, and stuff to add to your halo-halo hehehe :D