This MTL Spot Makes Stunning 'Halo-Halo' Treats That Transport You To The Philippines
If you're not familiar with halo-halo, it's a Filipino dessert made from a base of shaved ice blended with evaporated milk.
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!