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SPOT.ph's Halo-halo guide: Our Top 10
We tell you where to get the best halo-halo concoctions in the city.
Published on: Apr 5, 2010 - 3:27pm

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4. Icebergs

5 Timog Ave., Quezon City. Tel. No. 374-3831

Price: P88 for the halo-halo special; P98 for the super halo-halo with two scoops of ice cream
Ingredients: ube, cornflakes, sweet corn kernels, langka strips, red and green gulaman (jelly), bananas, macapuno balls, a peach slice, topped with ube ice cream
Sweetness meter: 2

Served with extra milk and sugar, Icebergs' halo-halo does not really need more sugar. Chunky because of the myriad of ingredients nicely thrown in together with shaved ice that doesn't easily melt, the only pet peeve is that the syrup from the corn kernels is far too distinct in taste and is too noticeable when you put a spoonful of the halo-halo in your mouth.



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3. The Lobby, The Peninsula Manila

Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. Tel. No. 887-2888

Price: P400
Ingredients: sweet garbanzos, pinipig, ube, macapuno and langka strips, red, green and white kaong, nata de coco, topped with ube ice cream and leche flan
Sweetness meter: 2

Served in a huge bowl, this concoction served at the posh lobby of the The Peninsula, Manila Hotel is undoubtedly made for sharing. With generous amounts of all the ingredients mixed in together, the Halo-Halo Harana is perfect for those who want a filling version of the local dessert.

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48 Comments
  • Halo-halo lover
    Goldilocks Halo-halo isn't on the list?
    Jul 05 2013 @ 05:15pm     Reply  
  • Michelle
    Kabigting's Halo halo in our beloved Arayat, Pampanga is the best! 3 or 4 ingredients only but it works so well with each other! Try it!
    Mar 02 2013 @ 01:26pm     Reply  
  • Caviteno
    Bakit walang Digman?
    Feb 27 2013 @ 11:45am     Reply  
  • @MakDyawrige
    Try nyo yun Halo-Halo sa Ugbo (Tondo). 25 pesos lang and all the ingredients are home-made. They are making the same recipe back in 19's. They also use gatas na orig na matamis.
    Feb 26 2013 @ 12:10pm     Reply  
  • Turista
    Blinkers sa SM Naga City !
    Feb 25 2013 @ 01:50pm     Reply  
  • Sizzling bikini
    I guess the writer failed to scout the best halo-halo in the country.

    You should try Kabigting's in Arayat. It was featured in Jessica Soho before and it's the creamiest, tastiest halo-halo in the country. And it's not that expensive too. I highly recommend that you taste that :D
    Feb 25 2013 @ 12:14pm     Reply  
  • halo halo de iloko
    NEW LOCATION of Halo Halo de Iloko #12 ZANDUETA ST., SAN FERNANDO CITY LA UNION FOR RESERVATIONS PLZ CALL: (072) 700 2030 / 09193883145 / 0917852 7919
    Jul 07 2012 @ 09:22pm     Reply  
  • halo halo de iloko
    halo halo de iloko is not owned by the galvez! xavier mercado po ang may ari.
    Jul 07 2012 @ 09:20pm     Reply  
  • secularhumanist
    @krishnaimeernHalo halo iloko I think is owned by the galvez's right. Former teacher of mine in the university. Nice job!
    Feb 20 2011 @ 03:36am     Reply  
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  • hayee
    halo halo de ikoko of la union is the best!!!!!
    Feb 20 2011 @ 01:46am     Reply  
  • prosti
    @Dave yeah. It's very simple yet it is indeed delicious. Your Nasugbu trip is incomplete if your not gonna drop by the place. Also try Pancit Balita for the best pansit.
    Jan 10 2011 @ 09:25am     Reply  
  • Dave Steven Mapalad
    I've tried ALing Celing's Halo-halo in Nasugbu Batangas.... It was just a very simple mixture, but believe me...I consider this the best!
    May 31 2010 @ 03:49pm     Reply  
  • JoTan
    The best halo halo should go to Aling Foping's in Davao!!!
    simply the best!!!
    http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2010/05/durian-halo-halo-at-aling-fopings.html
    May 12 2010 @ 05:50pm     Reply  
  • Melissa
    You should try Suka't Sili's Halu-Halo:>
    May 10 2010 @ 10:38am     Reply  
  • tina
    to spot.ph

    kindly asking your permission to use some pictures and content of halo halo for my blog....
    http://thegourmandtraveller.blogspot.com/

    i will also acknowledge Spot.ph as the source of image and info... thanks ;)
    May 06 2010 @ 03:58pm     Reply  
  • Trixia Anne Fernandez
    I like Iglesia's halohalo from South Green Park Vill...for only P15 you'll have everything you want from a halo halo,,with free spoon too...
    Apr 24 2010 @ 05:14pm     Reply  
  • del
    i think razon's is the best. habang nauubos you crave for more.
    Apr 23 2010 @ 11:13am     Reply  
  • angel sy
    yup, buddy's!
    Apr 20 2010 @ 05:22pm     Reply  
  • hungerpanger
    i so love razon's halo-halo. it's so simple yet delightful... like what the legendary foodie -- Ms. Doreen Fernandez -- said, razon's halo-halo is so "ZEN". i agree!
    Apr 18 2010 @ 05:07pm     Reply  
  • Chubby
    For me, Milky way is the best followed by Iceberg. Digman's halo-halo is to sweet for my taste O:-)
    Apr 16 2010 @ 07:22am     Reply  
  • Chikka
    BTW, the Parish church in Bacoor where Digman is close to is St. Michael's... The Digman brand is carried by the city brand 'Sandosenang Halo-Halo' but I'm sure we all know they're not at all close.

    For those who respond to food blogs and say the best is always what you make yourself... please stop wasting everyone's time. And for those who question the blogger's choices... please quit reading blogs.. They're here for a reason...To stimulate our appetite, and our minds..

    Razon's was a hit when it first arrived in Manila.. But they were so proud, so sooo, raising prices like crazy, it quickly lost its appeal.

    Also worth a try - Buddy's...
    Apr 12 2010 @ 01:33pm     Reply  
  • Abigael
    i was waiting to see DIGMAN's famous halohalo but it's not in the list.
    Apr 11 2010 @ 10:43pm     Reply  
  • keith
    Digmans!
    Apr 08 2010 @ 04:27am     Reply  
  • Arrah
    Igeramos, Thank you so much! It is far pala. I live in Makati. What I mean is "sasadyain" talaga sya. On a weekend maybe! Hmmmmmm
    Apr 07 2010 @ 11:11pm     Reply  
  • MrOpinion
    My coworkers and I wanted to go to Milky Way kahapon pa, pero busy sa work.. Kanina, 2 lang kami, nag-Chow King... Sakto 2 days after the article came out.. napansin namin, kumonti ang halo ng Chow King! Ano yan? Dahil alam nilang mabenta sila because of the heat, babawasan nila ang serving? We are sure nabawasan kasi dati, ang hirap pa haluin at may nahuhulog.. Ngayon sobrang effortless...

    Ganyan talaga ang fast food, very inconsistent..
    Apr 07 2010 @ 02:29pm     Reply  
  • bridget
    GUYS, if you ever get to Davao City Aling Foping's Halo halo at Matina Town Square will rival all the other halo-halos out there in Manila..its the best!!
    Apr 07 2010 @ 01:36am     Reply  
  • igeramos
    The halo-halo at the Bee farm in Bohol uses only fresh fruit for their halo-halo. In Davao they have durian, mangosteen and lychee with crushed ice and condensed milk. Halo halo is actually a typical Southeast Asian dessert or sweet snack in Bahasa it is known as Es Kecang or Es Teler. Yum.
    Apr 07 2010 @ 01:15am     Reply  
  • hmmm
    Looks like Digman's is a favorite, but it's not in Manila.

    Has anyone tried the version of Abe? Is it any good?
    Apr 07 2010 @ 12:08am     Reply  
  • krishnaimee
    try halo halo of halo halo de iloko in san fernando la union.......sooooo divineeeeeeee.....
    Apr 06 2010 @ 11:33pm     Reply  
  • igeramos
    better to park in the parish church and take a tricycle or walk to the original halo-halo place and you can ask anyone for direction, because people are generally friendly.
    Apr 06 2010 @ 10:31pm     Reply  
  • tinkikay
    btw, barrio digman veers off from the main road. so it's basically a residential street.
    Apr 06 2010 @ 09:46pm     Reply  
  • tina
    I love Digman halo-halo! I remember going there all the time when I was a kid. A close second would be the Little Quiapo Halo-Halo.
    Apr 06 2010 @ 09:25pm     Reply  
  • igeramos
    How to go to Barrio Digman, Take coastal road, before you reach Aguinaldo High Way, make a right turn at the intersection going to Bacoor town proper, 2 blocks before the parish church, make a right turn to Barrio Digman. There are 2 shops take the farther one, owned by the Gonzales family. That is the original.
    Apr 06 2010 @ 08:18pm     Reply  
  • Arrah
    I mean, swearing by Digman. Where exactly is it?
    Apr 06 2010 @ 06:56pm     Reply  
  • Arrah
    With all you people searing by Digman, I guess it is really worth the try!! :) But where is it?
    Apr 06 2010 @ 06:56pm     Reply  
  • I'mJustSayin
    I love the UCC halo-halo. It has everything. The serving is good, two people can share it. Try it and you'll gonna love it. I wish they have one here in Boston.
    Apr 06 2010 @ 01:56pm     Reply  
  • sowat?
    why ba eh salagay type namin ang halo halo ng razon's...? kanya kanyang type lang yan :P
    Apr 06 2010 @ 01:50pm     Reply  
  • Rene
    Before I forget, there's Cafe Via Mare at The Landmark.. what you guys think?
    Apr 06 2010 @ 10:49am     Reply  
  • Rene
    I was pigil-hininga seeing the countdown. Not at all disppointed not to see DIgman, because it's a bit far compared to most in the list... I just wish the writer drove a little farther to discover what most of us still don't know... I was at Digman on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.. and it sure helped beat the heat..

    Another 'cute' discovery is Gonuts Donuts Pastillas de LEche Halo-Halo.. At 49 pesos, it is a different treat.. I wouldn't put it in the top 5, but perhaps deserves a taste test ... Let's see what you all think...
    Apr 06 2010 @ 10:35am     Reply  
  • SPOT.ph
    Hi, Sungit!

    They have branches in Quezon City and Paranaque:

    90 Matalino Street, Diliman, Quezon City. Tel. No. 922-4131
    42 Aguirre Ave. corner Lirag St., BF Homes (Phase 1), Parañaque City. Tel. No. 807-5045

    You can click on the names of the establishments highlighted in blue to get the directory listing.

    Thanks!
    Apr 06 2010 @ 10:34am     Reply  
  • sungit
    where is little quiapo located?
    Apr 06 2010 @ 10:03am     Reply  
  • don
    i think buffet halo halo (like spiral's) are not included since you have to do it your own...so sweetness will depend on how you put things...i like iceberg's caramel flan halo halo
    Apr 06 2010 @ 01:32am     Reply  
  • tinkikay
    i only eat store bought halo-halo if it is from digman! they really have the best ingredients since they make it all from scratch and they still use alpine milk until now so as not to change the quality of the halo-halo

    a great way to take advantage of the halo-halo bar at spiral is to use ice cream from the ice cream bar instead of shaved ice in your halo-halo. :) that's what we did last time we were there. :D
    Apr 06 2010 @ 12:51am     Reply  
  • vikay
    i agree with izzy. i dont understand why many people like razon's halo halo...i like Digman's..it's the best para sa akin
    Apr 05 2010 @ 11:27pm     Reply  
  • igeramos
    Has anyone tried Digman halo-halo in Barrio Digman, Bacoor, Cavite? They've been there for the last 75 years! If in season, they have candied rimas and kondol in the mix. Wonderful.
    Apr 05 2010 @ 05:57pm     Reply  
  • madaboutfood
    little quiapo's halo-halo is my favorite! and i'll take chowking's and max's halo-halo over razon's anytime. :)
    Apr 05 2010 @ 05:12pm     Reply  
  • mr. foodie
    chowking's halo-halo is overrated. for me, it's too watery, and the their twelve toppings are too ordinary. the best halo-halo is still the kind that you make yourself... at the Spiral buffet, perhaps?
    Apr 05 2010 @ 04:27pm     Reply  
  • Izzy
    I also like Milkyway's halo-halo, I don't know why a lot of people like the one from Razon's.
    Apr 05 2010 @ 04:22pm     Reply  
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