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Nov 3, 2009 09:52 PM

Halo Halo?

Where can I get the best tasting Halo Halo in SF?

They also have them in Vietnamese restaurants but are slightly different, anyone know the name or what Vietnamese restaurants in SF have them?

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  1. Mitchell's Ice Cream will make it, though having never sampled it, I can't vouch for it either way. Other than that I might try one of the Asian dessert places on Irving or Taraval. There are very few Filipino restaurants in SF itself but if you are willing to trek to Daly City or South SF you might have a better chance of finding what you're looking for.

    Mitchell's Ice Cream
    688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. Tribu and Patio Filipino, both on El Camino in San Bruno, have it, as does Mana on 25th Ave. in San Mateo. Although it is the least traditional, I like Patio's version best: they serve it in a buko (young coconut) with the filling mixed into a coconut water jelly. The lot is topped with crushed ice, leche flan, and ube ice cream. If you want a traditional version, try Tribu.

      Patio Filipino
      1770 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066

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      1. re: pilinut

        Thanks for your help guys, unfortunately I am carless and need a place in SF.

      2. Kusina Na Tess off of Ellis Street has good halo-halo.

        And if all else fails, there is always Jollibee.

        1. I love the Halo Halo at Mitchell's, although I can't speak to its authenticity

          1. Of all places, in Fisherman's Wharf there is a place called Norman's that has halo halo. They also sell Mitchell's Ice Cream,. I haven't had it yet, but I remember seeing it on some local tv show that was featuring the place. It looked good.

            Norman's Ice Cream & Freezes
            2801 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133

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            1. re: rworange

              How about cendol? Does anywhere in SF make it?

                1. re: Agent 510

                  Cendol doesn't appear to be on the menu at Penang Garden or Singapore Malaysian, but I'm guessing that at least one of them will make it on request. Penang Garden makes Ais Batu Kacang and Singapore Malaysian makes a similar-sounding dessert with green beans, so maybe they have stock most of the cendol ingredients already?

                  Singapore Malaysian Restaurant
                  836 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

                  New Penang Garden
                  278 Barber Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035