Ever since they opened around five years ago, Monbis has been attracting the attention of halo-halo lovers all around the city. There are also instances when they have customers coming from as far as Carcar City in the south and the town on Consolacion in the north. Their version of the halo-halo has an ice-cream-like consistency due to the fine granules of the ice shavings they use. They also add a good selection of fruits into the dessert, including jackfruit, mango, and banana. Aside from the ice cream topping, the halo-halo at Monbis is also topped with crushed graham crackers, puffed rice, and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. A colorful wafer stick is used to garnish the dessert. Monbis is located along Katipunan St, Tisa, Cebu City.
Melton’s is another homegrown halo-halo store that has attracted a sizeable following among the residents of the Queen City of the South. The halo-halo at Melton’s is so good that it was recognized as the best halo-halo in Cebu by Sun Star Weekend for 2014. They still attract customers even as a number of halo-halo places have opened up in different parts of the city. They have numerous return customers who have fallen in love with their halo-halo, which has the right amount of sweetness in it. Melton’s Halo-Halo already has a number of branches in and around the city.
MyJoy is a uniquely Cebuano fast food restaurant that offers a number of menu items specifically made to pique the interest of the residents of Cebu. Aside from the food, the place, which was formerly known as MacJoy, also offers its own version of the halo-halo. The halo-halo of McJoy is pleasing to the eye with all the colors and embellishments that can easily attract anyone’s attention. Some people even consider the halo-halo of McJoy as one of the best-kept secrets of the Queen City of the South. McJoy has a number of branches in metro Cebu, but most of them are located in the major malls of the city.
Majestic Restaurant is renowned for their Chinese dishes, which have figured in numerous lists of the best restaurants in the Queen City of the South. The restaurant also has a range of dessert items, one of which is their Snow Ice Halo-Halo. The Snow Ice Halo-Halo of Majestic Restaurant use finely-grained ice shavings, which has a similar consistency as ice cream when it melts in your mouth. The milk is absorbed by the ice when it is served and would not make it necessary to mix things up when you eat it. Rice crispies and leche flan serve as the toppings of this delicious Filipino dessert. The Snow Ice Halo-Halo of Majestic Restaurant took the crown of the best halo-halo in the Best of Cebu list of Sun Star Weekend for 2016.