Ginataang Halo-halo is a Filipino dessert dish. This is composed of different tubers such as sweet potato, purple yam, and taro root. Aside from the tubers, other ingredients include plantains, tapioca pearls, and glutinous rice balls (bilo-bilo).
Dishes that are cooked in coconut milk are locally called “Ginataan”. This word was derived from the root word “gata”, which means coconut milk. On the other hand, the word “Halo-halo” refers to the combination of different components or ingredients that were used to complete the dish; this also refers to a popular Filipino summer dessert wherein several sweet ingredients are combined with crushed iced, evaporated milk, leche flan, and ube halaya.
Aside from being a dessert dish, Ginataang Halo-halo is also served during meryenda (mid afternoon snack).
I like the flavor and texture of this dessert dish: the sweetness is just about right while the soft and chewy texture of the components makes eating more enjoyable.