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A bowl of Halo-halo
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Main ingredient(s)||Shaved ice, milk, various fruits|
Halo-halo (from Tagalog word halò, "mix") is a popular Filipino dessert that is a mixture of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans and fruits, and served in a tall glass or bowl.
Ingredients include boiled kidney beans, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), and plantains caramelized in sugar, jackfruit (langkâ), gulaman, tapioca, nata de coco, sweet potato (kamote), cheese, pounded crushed young rice (pinipig). In terms of arrangement, most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) are first placed inside the tall glass, followed by the shaved ice. This is then sprinkled with sugar, and topped with either (or a combination of) leche flan, purple yam (ubeng pula), or ice cream. Evaporated milk is poured into the mixture upon serving.
In popular culture 
Halo-halo was featured as a Quickfire Challenge dish in the seventh episode of the fourth season of the American reality television series Top Chef. The halo-halo, which featured avocado, mango, kiwi and nuts, was prepared by Filipino-American contestant Dale Talde and named as one of the top three Quickfire Challenge dishes by guest judge Johnny Iuzzini of Jean-Georges. Talde also made the dish in a later episode.
It is mentioned in the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation in the Season 7 episode "We Got the Beat" when Jay is eating dinner at Manny's house and Manny's mom asks "More halo-halo, Jay?"
Halo-halo was featured in an episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown when its host Anthony Bourdain visited a Jollibee branch in Los Angeles. Bourdain praised the dessert and even posted a photo of Jollibee’s halo-halo on his Twitter account, which he described as "oddly beautiful."
See also 
- Ais kacang - a similar dessert from Malaysia and Singapore
- Cendol - a similar dessert from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore
- Es campur - a similar dessert from Indonesia
- Es teler - a similar dessert from Indonesia
- Sâm bổ lượng - a similar dessert from Vietnam
- Kakigōri - a similar dessert from Japan
- Baobing - a similar dessert from China
- Patbingsu - a similar dessert from Korea
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