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.
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.