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“Excellent Halo-Halo”
Review of Halo Halo de Iloko

Halo Halo de Iloko
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Filipino
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you love antiques, this place will be heaven. Their decor consist of antique household furnishings and wooden chairs and tables.

They have a good selection of Filipino dishes...food is good but it's their presentation that is inviting. Desserts are delicious. Must-try desserts: deep fried halo-halo (seasonal) and buko halo-halo. Buko halo-halo is a bit pricey (compared to other halo-halos) but serving is huge so it can be shared by 2-3 people and you get what you pay for...halo-halo here is exceptionally delicious.

Also try their Okoy Tikyosko (fried squash, veggie, and shrimp patties)...it goes well with their Sumayet (Ilokano vinegar with chili and onions)

My only complaints: no Wifi and they do not accept credits cards. I suggest the owner consider taking cards even if they have to set a minimum amount.

Overall, I enjoyed eating in this restaurant and is a MUST place to visit when in La Union.

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4  Thank Arabella78
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Of course we had to order their halo-halo. Three of us shared and it was enough. I am one of those who do not like ice cream on the halo-halo so it is a good thing my friend took care of it. Their version of a burger which is the Emparedados. It was heavy because it is bread but real tasty. Okoy Tikyosko is nice and crunchy. Ilokano Express I wished was a lot more spicier but bagnet as meat is a great twist. I love their calamansi juice and house blend iced tea. The halo-halo although we were full was something we could not stop but finish off. Get there early if you do no make reservations you are bound to wait. On a hot day, it is better to sit inside as it is air conditioned but the outside area (right beside the main building and covered) is also well ventilated.

We ordered Okoy Tikyosko, Emparedados, Ilokano Express, Calamansi Juice, bottomless house blend iced tea, Buko halo-halo and 4 cups of rice. (Yes, we over ordered because we were so full and was not able to finish our okoy) cost us PHP945.

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2  Thank Melizza V
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We are regulars. It is yet the most satisfying restaurant in San Fernando City, if not the whole of La Union. We always look forward to their unique halo-halo which sweetener is not your ordinary table sugar.

The last time we went, we had to try their lunch which at P115 per plate comes with a free houseblend iced tea (the restaurant’s unique iced tea with a touch of calamansi and gulaman). Their Okoy or tikyosko (patties of fried shrimps, veggies and flour), our favourite appetizer never disappoint our Filipino taste as it is enhanced by the dip-- authentic sukang iloko with onions and green pepper. Another favourite is their Palabokano, their version of the Palabok, which sauce tastes like it is thickened with crab fat but they say it is not.

For parents with kids, I would suggest the chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce. It is not your usual dry nuggets, the sauce adds up to the crunchy chicken which meat is easy to bite. They have an array of choices for their surfrice meals (lunch and dinner). We tried the chicken curry, pinakbet, sinagang na baboy and bopis. I tried pusit with chilli garlic sauce—made me eat more rice even if I avoid carbs. We all agreed, the food is delectable and flavorsome with a touch of unique Ilocano cooking.

The ambiance which is truly a come on, is a display of ingenuity and artistry with its wooden tables, glass stained colourful windows some adorned with capiz, a clay pot in its washing area and an old carabao plow as hand rails on the stairs. Even the chilled service water which tastes like fresh spring water was contained in old bottles, adding up to the quaint athmosphere.

We used to hate the long wait in this restaurant but they have remarkably improved. Their service crew are even on standby some distance beside our table like a butler waiting for the next order.

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3  Thank TheIgorotTourist
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

You should go!!! Food is great, service is excellent! Will be back:) Try their halo halo of course and their longanisa palabok...

3  Thank Bobbie430
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

A must go to place for a stop over in La Union. Their halo halo is a must try although its a bit on the expensive side. The place is very quaint with a lot of interesting finds. Will definitely back for more.

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3  Thank evilstepmonster
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