After a long and tiring day, we went out to find a place where we could just chill out. We had already eaten dinner at the pad so we only wanted to have some dessert.
I had done a bit of research prior to the trip and several people recommended the halo-halo from North Pole and the cakes at Carmela’s so we decided to go check them out. Unfortunately, both North Pole and Carmela’s were closed at the time because of the scheduled four-hour power outage in the area.
And so we went to Mooon Cafe instead. They only had one dessert on the menu: halo-halo. I was in the mood for something fancy schmancy so I was a bit dismayed by the lack of options.
But when the halo-halo arrived, all traces of disappointment disappeared. The texture of the crushed ice was velvety smooth and they were very generous with the ingredients. They didn’t scrimp on anything! Ube ice cream. Macapuno. Langka. Leche flan. Nata de coco. Kaong. Cornflakes. No beans. No monggo. I loved how it was just the good stuff.
It was so good, it made me giddy. At one point, I even exclaimed, “Maka-kilig lagi ni na halo-halo ay!”
The halo-halo from Razon’s had nothing on this baby.
This halo-halo was by far the best I’d ever had. It was even better than my forever favorite Ice Blink halo-halo from Bicol!
Since we were at a Mexican-inspired restaurant, we also ordered something from the Mexican Mooon section of the menu. We just wanted something light so we had Campesinos, crispy flour tortilla chips layered with cheese and tender beef fillings, topped with melted cheese and spiced paprika.
The tortilla chips had a really nice texture and the paprika was a really nice twist. We thoroughly enjoyed this dish and it gave us some ideas on what to do with the flour tortillas sitting in the fridge at home.
We had a really wonderful time and we left with wide grins, full tummies, and joyful hearts.
Rizal Avenue, Ozamiz City