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Yummy Summer Treats in the Philippines
Article written by: Michelle Camille CorreaASEAN-Korea blog correspondent, the Philippines In the Philippines, we beat the summer heat by eating foods that refresh our bodies. Often, these aresweet treats that are loaded with ice—lots of it, whether shaved, cubed, or shaped into a tube. Theseare some of my favorites.
Eaten as a dessert to end a meal or as a cool afternoon snack, halo-halo is a mix of preserved fruitslike bananas, jackfruit, nata de coco, macapuno, kaong. It also has sweetened red beans and colored jelly. These are usually placed on a tall glass container and buried with shaved ice. The sweetconcoction is usually topped with leche flan, ube and pinipig. Sometimes, even a scoop of ice cream isplaced on top. It is made creamier with evaporated milk, which is generously poured after allingredients are set in place. A special spoon with a long handle is usually used eat halo-halo. Usually, all the ingredients arepatiently mixed together, starting from the sides until the whole thing becomes a mish-mash of sweetened stuff. For me, this is best eaten on a hot summer afternoon as a snack.
Mais con yelo
This is a sweet shaved ice treat like halo-halo, minus the multitude of ingredients. It’s kept simple yetsweet and refreshing by sweet corn kernels topped with shaved eyes and finished off withevaporated milk.
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