Ginataang Halo-Halo is a Pinoy traditional dish that is almost forgotten by the younger generation especially in the City. This is because of the popularity of Western fast foods that have proliferated everywhere.
When I was a kid I still remember this native merienda being served at birthday celebrations or any other special occasions in the province. Cooking this ginataang halo-halo at your home is fairly easy. Ingredients are easily available at both supermarkets and wet markets.
Here is how o cooked it.
2 cups fresh langka, jack fruit meat, cut to pieces
2 large size kamote, sweet potato, cut into cubes
6 saba bananas, cut crosswise into pieces
6 medium size gabi, taro root, cut into cubes
250 grams ube, yam, cut into cubes
1 1/2 cup sago, tapioca balls, boiled
1 bowl bilo-bilo from 2 cups galapong, rice flour balls
4 cups thick coconut milk
2 cups sugar
In a big sauce pan boil about 4 to 6 cups of water, add yam and taro root. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweet potato and banana, simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add in jackfruit and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now stir in the sugar until is it dissolve. Pour in the coconut milk, add the rice balls and tapioca balls. Cook over low heat, for another 5 to 10 minutes or until everything is tender but not mushy, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or cold.
See other Kakanin Merienda recipes:
Turon na Saging
Turon, Fried Banana Roll
Turon Tikoy and Fried Tikoy
Cheesy Maruya, Fried Banana with Cheese
Special Vigan Royal Bibingka
Vigan Royal Bibingka Recipe
Baked Biko Sapin Sapin Style
Biko na Pirurutong
Pirurutong na Biko with Coco Jam, Suman na Pirurutong
Champorado with Pinipig and Pandan Milk
Baked Leche Flan