Angeles City,  Snacks

Kabigting’s Halo Halo: Quenching the Summer Heat

It’s that time of the year again when you feel like you are going to have a heat stroke. The pricking summer heat is becoming unbearable, with the init factor reached 38.5 Degrees Celsius in Manila. Other parts of the country, on the other hand, experience a 41 degrees Celsius temperature.
Gosh! It is just so freaking hot. Turning the aircon on is so tempting. But you fear of having heart attack because of the electricity bill at the end of the month makes you think otherwise. So, you just decide to bear the heat instead.
Would it be a perfect time to have a dose of a delicious and cold halo-halo?A trip and quick halo-halo bite at Kabigting’s in Angeles City could be the only thing we need to do. Amidst the warm weather, every spoonful of the halo-halo is a heat-quenching experience. It would make you sigh with relief. Ahh! this is exactly what you need.

What Makes It so masarap (delicious)?

If you haven’t tried Kabigting’s Halo-Halo yet, you should try it now so you’ll understand what everybody is talking about.

Unlike the typical halo-halo that have numerous ingredients, Kabigting’s took a minimalist turn. With only mashed bean, pastillas (carabao milk pastillas) cream corn, evaporated milk and ice – this halo-halo has less sahog (ingredients) but it is so creamy and tasty. And for me, it simply is the best.

Erwan Heussaff chose Kabigting’s as the best halo-halo. Check out his video here: The Best Halo Halo (Halo Halo History)

Now, you can find several Kabigting’s branches, not only in Pampanga but also in Metro Manila. They have branches in Quezon City and Marikina.

Halo-halo’s origin

Like numerous of our dishes that have foreign influences or origins, this popular Filipino summer dessert has its story too – it is said to be of Japanese origin. Ambeth Ocampo wrote in Inquirer that halo-halo is an indiginized  version of the Japanese kakigori.

Kakigori was invented way back 11th century, when Japanese aristocrats would saved ice during the winter season; shaved and served them during summer with sweet syrup.