Pilipinas Food Trip #1: Halo-Halo Espesyal (Special)

Cafe Munchkin’s resident chef (That would be me!) is on vacation.  And whether you like it or not, I’m taking you with me, albeit virtually! Come with me as I go on a gastronomic journey in my beloved Pilipinas, savoring food and delicacies I’ve missed, revisiting old time favorite food joints and exploring new ones that have sprouted since I’ve been away.  Tayo nang kumain! (Let’s eat!)

Let’s kick off our food tripping adventure with a nice comforting bowl of Halo-Halo Espesyal (special)…

Scoop of ice cream, check.  Leche flan, check.  Halayang ube, check.  Cherry on top, check!  Other ingredients in this halo-halo were nata de coco (coconut gel), kaong (sugar palm), red mung beans and pinipig.  Crushed ice and milk complete the ensemble. ;)

This halo-halo was made doubly special by the location we were blessed to have been able to visit for the first time, Boracay Island.

The price was special, too…specially steep! :P  This was worth Php 200.00 (US$ 4.60).  That’s quite understandable given the fact that it’s not from a neighborhood halo-halo stand.  We had this in a private cabana at the Pearl of the Pacific Beach Resort (not where we stayed!).  And since we were not staying in the hotel, there’s a consumable fee of Php500.00 for a 3-hour use of the private cabana.  Not bad, I should say, for an unobstructed view of the beach with minimal interruption from people offering island-hopping or hair-braiding services.  Peace has a price tag indeed.

This is definitely not the last halo-halo we’re having.  At least not if I can help it!  The next one will probably be in a mall food court or during another provincial trip.  I can’t really say for sure. *wink*

Mabuhay!

P.S. Friends won’t be receiving Christmas cards from me this year.  Boo-hoo.  I didn’t have time to take care of the task before I left.  I might have to just stick my address labels on New Year’s cards instead.


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2 Responses to “Pilipinas Food Trip #1: Halo-Halo Espesyal (Special)”

  1. Meeya says:

    my first ever trip to boracay, my family and i checked in at pearl of the pacific. it was one of the nicer places way back in 2000, but i guess the newer hotels may have surpassed it. anyway, memorable yang hotel na yan for me.

    good looking halo halo btw. :)

    on your bora food tripping, please tell me you also had jonah’s fruit shakes??? i forgot to remind you to get some! :)

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