This halo-halo from Razon is simply marvelous.
I actually tried to get a taste of it last week at Robinson’s in Malate, but the place was just too jam-packed; there was even a queue for those waiting for a table. So, I left and returned early today. And much to my delight, there were a few empty tables.
Anyway, what sets this halo-halo apart from the rest, foremost, is the texture of its shaved ice. It’s undeniably as soft and as pure as the driven snow; unlike the shaved ice of Chow King’s which is often brittle and tend to coagulate and harden rather quickly. I’d like to attribute the quality of Razon’s shaved ice to those imported ice shavers — similar to the machines used at Jolibee’s for its iced fruit salad and mais con yelo. At any rate, with the Razon’s halo-halo, the spoon cuts through the ice and reaches the bottom easily without much of a struggle.
As for the cream, I’m not sure the kind used, but it’s good and not at all heavy. And the ingredients, although the variety isn’t as numerous as that of Chow King’s Fiesta halo-halo, Razon’s are definitely softer and tastier.
So, what else can I say? Go and enjoy at least one this summer!