My Coolness! Razon’s Halo-Halo is simply superb. I haven’t been to any of their branches in Manila and so cannot do a comparative taste test but the one we tried at their outlet in NepoMart, Angeles City was a piece of heaven on earth.
For the benefit of our foreign readers, halo-halo (literally translated into mix-mix …??!!) is a Filipino dessert composed of assorted toppings placed at the bottom of a tall glass (hmm, in that case it is no longer a topping but an underling, lol) then heaped with shaved ice, drizzled with milk then topped again with either leche flan or ube haleya or both.
Well, I liked Razon’s mix because it wasn’t too sweet and the finely-shaved ice didn’t feel coarse in my mouth; in fact, it melted in my mouth as nice quality ice would. As for the toppings, I’ve tasted better elsewhere (like the sweetened kundol & tubo ng niyog in Pagsanjan’s Aling Taleng’s Halo-Halo) but Razon’s still comes out a winner. Hope quality doesn’t suffer with their mass-production; I guess it’s still worth it to try the one at its place of birth in Pampanga.
For the best of Kapampangan delicacies, a visit to Susie’s Cuisine, also in NepoMart, is highly recommended. I’ve never seen such a busy restaurant and pasalubong counter! Well I guess the people lining up aren’t wrong because Susie’s goodies are really gewwwd. We tried their famous tibok-tibok, a milky white native dessert made from carabao’s milk, dayap and some other ingredients – Pampanga’s own answer to the maja blanca. I also ordered their pansit palabok because it was selling like hotcakes. ’twas also yummy and at a single servingÂ of P35, it was generously heaped for the price.
And as if everything wasn’t enough, the whole trip had to culminate with a calorie-inducing, cholesterol-laden dinner at Mely’s Sisig in San Fernando. I had to concede that this was the best sisig I ever tasted, much better than the other hyped-up sisig places in town. The mix of vinegar, pepper and other ingredients were just perfect. The place also had other grilled items on the menu like beef, tilapia and hito and of course San Miguel Beer. Imagine the atmosphere of your classic Pinoy tambayan and inuman and Mely’s is it.
Everything was simply worthy making the moderately long drive from Manila to Pampanga. Thanks to Spanx for introducing us to all the foodie places of your beloved hometown!Â
:shock:Halo-halo wow yummmy kaso umuulan e… hehehe with tubo and kundol ng niyog:?:
I tried Razon’s halo-halo at their Market! Market! branch. Sarap talaga at di maraming sahog pero malinamnam. Siguro nga mas masarap pa kung sa Pampanga tikman ang halo-halo nila. 😀
I miss eating halo-halo. dito, Chowking lang yata ang meron or probably Max’s pero the nearest branch they have for both stores is about an hour’s drive from our place. 🙁
I’d take one of those even if it’s friggin’ cold these days. nice photo!
anton’s posted his pics already, write-ups to follow.
uwi ulit ako pampanga again this weekend,
text if you want to order Pancit Palabok from Susie’s.
Anna Lyn says
Sorry for not visiting. I was in hybernation.
Lei and i were planning to meet in Italy this year kaya lang hindi matutuloy 🙁
Anyway, I hope to visit her (if time would permit me). Huh time seems to be a luxury these days, no?
I miss halo halo…. goodness… paano ba gumawa ng lecheflan? I think halo halo is nothing without it. Take care dear and keep in touch.
Thank God for being based in the Philippines so we can taste halo-halo when we want to (nang-inggit pa, hehe)..:lol:
Spanky… my God, Anton didn’t even photoshop our pics. Me lihim na galit sa akin ang mamang yun:lol: am craving for Mely’s super delicious sisig right now ❗
AnnaLyn, buti naman at nagparamdam ka. Hope you’ll be back in the groove again…:wink:
although i miss halo-halo, one thing i won’t miss is leche flan coz i know how to make it and not trying to brag but everyone who tried it said it’s the best leche flan they’ve tasted. hehe 😀
10 years na ata akong di nakakakain ng halo-halo ah. Ngayon kahit pumunta ako sa Max or Red Ribbon dito (kung meron man sila) di na rin puwede. Hikbi! 🙁
wow! sana matikman rin namin ang leche flan mo, Jaypee:)
Ten year’s is quite long Jet. Is there a way for you to reduce the sugar so you can taste it? Razon’s wasn’t too sweet either..just the right kind of sweet.
the last time I had halohalo was in Baguio (maharlika centre) in 1995- and I had LBM! dahil I ate green mangoes and alamang before that…i never had it again…but might try this next time…we usually pass by nepo before going home to Baguio. rgds
p.s. your ‘new’ site seem to be bare- but it’s nice.
Wow! I also love Razon’s halo-halo. Also their palabok. Yummy! I think I gained a couple of pounds looking at the picture. 🙂
Hi Vicky. Do pass by Nepo on your way to Baguio. Lots of interesting foodie places there:)
Hi Ladybug. Yes I heard in Pampanga, magka-partner na ino-order ang halo-halo and palabok. Razon started by offering those two dishes on the menu. Now they even have pasta and others.
That halo-halo actually looks more like a milkshake, which makes it appear much more inviting to a foreigner like myself. I got a few feet from a bowl of halo-halo in Dumaguete and it just gave me the creeps. There’s something about beans and gelatin and ice, along with several other colored, shiny objects that just, well, frightens me 🙂
Oh, but the mango shakes…best thing ever.
Hi Corey. I read your post about the mango shakes at South Sea Resort..too bad I wasn’t able to taste it when I came by to visit.
Halo-halo is good. But I understand it should be an acquired taste for you. You should try this Razon’s halo-halo next time;)
Emelou Antoniette Chua says
da best ang halo-halo ng razons! kahit di ganun karami ang sahog. sarap!
Sana meron din yan dito sa davao. ; >
hi girl.. just want to ask kung san malapit yun Mely’s sisig.. tnx girl!!!!
you should also tried Halo Halo Sa Corazon http://travsoutput.com/blog/halo-halo-sa-corazon-the-best-ever/