Not Glass, Not Plate, Not Bowl, But Coconut Shell. It was my first time to eat a halo-halo that is not placed in a bowl or a glass. Direct from the young buko still with very soft coconut meat as they call it, my halo-halo was placed in it. I didn't expect that it was too huge to eat that I can hear the people beside me talking that I have a voracious appetite because aside from the halo-halo in a buko, I also have another "main" food and the halo-halo in a buko was just my dessert.
|Halo-Halo in a buko, Brother's Grill Version|
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I don't frequent fine dining restaurants or any other high-end food houses because I am used of eating the McDonald's McSavers Meal and Jollibee 39ers as well as in the carinderia to cut expenses. So for foodie geeks, I believe this type of innovation is not new to them. But for a jologs like me, this is new to me because I rarely eat expensive foods. Yay!
Being a budget-eater myself, it is a big deal for me when I dine to fancy restaurants. But when I was in San Fernando City, La Union, I realized that a restaurant need not to charge expensively even if it looks sosyal because in a restaurant where I dined in La Union, it looked to be high-end equipped with free wi-fi connection but offers cheap food. It is also fully air-conditioned and the crew members are presentable.
|Halo-Halo in a buko: Halo-Halo de Iloko Balay Version|
Another restaurant in La Union that offers this kind of halo-halo is a restaurant called Halo-Halo de Iloko Balay located at Zandueta St., San Fernando, La Union.
This restaurant is an old house (somewhat an ancestral house) that has been renovated to become a restaurant.
Unlike Brother's Grill, it is not made up of glass that allows natural light to come in. So inside, expect that the ambiance is as well relaxing because it is dim and the fixtures, lamps and some displays are lighted with different colors giving you a colorful interior.
This time, I am with my bro and the concept of "good for 2" exists. The Halo-Halo we ordered was already enough for us two to cope up with the heat of summer.
For now, I can say that this two restaurants have come a long way and they are topping the list in terms restaurants with nice halo-halo.