Then there's usually a bunch of other delicious and complementary ingredients mixed in like chewy red beans, gelatin, toasted rice, coconut, fruits, jam, caramel flan and a dollop of ube (purple yam) ice cream.
The halo-halo from Cuisine De Manille on Avenue Victoria is topped with fruits and their homemade ube ice cream.
Halo-halo means "mix-mix" in Tagalog, so the idea is to stir, as Atlas Obscura puts it, "until the rainbow of ingredients comes together in a delicious hodgepodge parfait."
Halo-Halo from Cuisine de Manille
Address: 5781, avenue Victoria, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: A sweet treat that's also visually stunning to brighten up your life. You'll feel like you're travelling on a warm summer day!
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!
Thai SELECT Signature is the highest level of certification, given to restaurants that exceed all criteria. Restaurants with this certification "personify authentic Thai characteristics, serve Thai food made with quality ingredients, offer an elevated setting, and provide outstanding service."
Thai SELECT Classic, the second level of certification, is given to Thai restaurants with "excellent quality all around" that "embody authentic Thai Cuisine with considerably good service along with great value."
Thai SELECT Casual is the lowest level of certification. While these restaurants still offer authentic Thai food, they're more "on-the-go" and have limited customer service.
Even though their shaved ice desserts are huge, you may not want to share because they're also incredibly delicious.
Each shaved ice dessert on the menu is piled high with toppings ranging from taro to brown sugar milk to mochi, mango and strawberry.
If you're not in the mood for shaved ice — or you're ridiculously hungry — Meet Fresh also has taro balls, grass jelly, purple sweet potato treats, tofu pudding, almond soup, purple rice desserts, waffles and more.
"The concept of waffles in the shape of male and female genitals is already known in many parts of the world, especially in Paris, where the concept was very popular. [...] We thought why not have them in Montreal as well, that's where our story started," said Adam, owner of Marbello Gaufres Et Délices, told Narcity Media.
"The Sugar Mamy" is more unique: it is caramel ice cream and cotton candy confetti with melted caramel chocolate. To accompany these naughty pastries, you can get a strawberry, chocolate, caramel or vanilla milkshake.