By KC Santos
BACOOR, CAVITE – I’m sure that whatever is keeping the famous Digman Halo-Halo legacy alive for 30 years is more than just word of mouth from satisfied customers.
After all, the municipality of Bacoor won’t be considered the home of one of the best halo-halo makers in the country for nothing.
People constantly troop to Bacoor just to have a taste of the famous “Sang Dosenang Halo,” or a mix of 12 ingredients, which is one of Digman’s specialties.
The halo-halo is a beloved dessert usually made by combining fresh fruits, crushed ice, milk, and ice cream in a distinct halo-halo glass.
History has it that the halo-halo was first introduced by a group of travelling Japanese who went around Southeast Asia. The Japanese women used local fruits and crops to make a living out of the sweets they concocted from local ingredients.
Digman is actually a barangay in Bacoor. As such, there are many halo-halo stores called ‘Digman’ lining up the same street in this barangay.
Two companies emerged, both claiming the title of “Original Digman’s,” BC2 Digman Original Halo Halo (Talk of the Town) and The Original Digman Halo-Halo and Home Made Siopao.
The case was settled in court and Original Digman Halo-Halo and Home Made Siopao (Digman Halo-Halo) eventually won the long-standing dispute.
Dencio of Dencio.com particularly liked how the Digman halo-halo has a lot of “halo” or mixed ingredients in it. Even without the sugar and the ice cream on top, the 50-peso concoction is in itself a “perfectly sweet treat”.
Azrael of Azrael’s Merryland loves how the halo-halo suits one’s budget and can be enjoyed at home on a summer, when you don’t really have the money to spend in malls to chill out.
In her blog Southbound.ph, Betty says the coarseness of the ice and the ube halaya in the halo-halo at Digman gives the concoction a homemade quality to its taste.
The ice on the halo-halo easily melts so before ordering it, make sure you have finished the pancit, siopao, and barbeque also being sold at this restaurant.
Customers often drive all the way to Bacoor just to satisfy their craving for this special halo-halo affirming Digman Halo-Halo is here to stay.
(Photos taken from Southbound.ph)
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