Abe is a Capampangan diner that’s considered one of the best gourmet Filipino restaurants around. They’re known for food that’s high in quality and packed with flavor. You can expect nothing less with their halo-halo (P155), which consists of homemade ingredients.
Here’s a halo-halo perfect for those searching for a new take on the classic Pinoy refreshment. Aside from typical halo-halo ingredients, Crisostomo’s version (P175) is filled with banana chips and cheese. Get out of your halo-halo comfort zone, and you just might find a new favorite.
2. Kabigting’s Halo-Halo
528 Banawe Avenue Corner Calamba Street, Santo Mesa Heights, Banawe, Quezon City
2F Benni II Building, 73 Lilac Street, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
5-C Arcade Building, Congressional Avenue Corner EDSA, Brgy Ramon Magsaysay, Project 8, Quezon City
Banawe – (02) 354 6156, Benni II – (02) 696 3202, 5C Arcade – (02) 622 5381 | Facebook
Pampanga’s famous halo-halo (P100) takes the minimalist route. It only has three ingredients aside from ice, but Kabigting’s simple recipe absolutely works. Their halo-halo starts with extra fine shaved ice, which is then topped with mashed beans, corn and carabao’s milk t. The last ingredient will make you forget about the other garnishes that Kabigting’s halo-halo is missing.
1. The Lobby – The Peninsula
The Peninsula, Ayala Corner Makati Avenue, Urdaneta, Makati City
(02) 887 2888 | Website
Open 24 hours
If you’re feeling fancy, take your halo-halo craving to Manila Peninsula. The Lobby’s award-winning Halo-Halo Harana is a must-try for every halo-halo lover. It features traditional halo-halo ingredients, but each one is amplified in quantity and quality. After bearing the scorching summer heat, you totally deserve this premium halo-halo.
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