This MTL Spot Makes Stunning 'Halo-Halo' Treats That Transport You To The Philippines

While we can't skip ahead in time to experience summer or international travel just yet, the feeling one gets from digging into the halo-halo from Montreal's Cuisine de Manille comes pretty close. 

If you're not familiar with halo-halo, it's a Filipino dessert made from a base of shaved ice blended with evaporated milk.

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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."

Yum!

Halo-Halo from Cuisine de Manille

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Filipino

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!