Halo-halo called New York City's new 'obsession'
Camille Diola (The Philippine Star) - July 31, 2013 - 10:53am

MANILA, Philippines - The Filipino dessert of mixed fruits, beans, evaporated milk and shaved ice has been called by the The Atlantic's online magazine as New York City's "latest foodie craze" and a legitimate "obsession." Discovered through recent media attention to the city's restaurants offering Filipino cuisine, the halo-halo is said to be "threatening to eclipse the cronut as the (US) summer's best sweet treat." "Halo-halo ... would be more like the physical behemoths that are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams—instead of seducing your taste buds with style and delicacy, it obliterates them with muscle and force," the Filipino-American writer Alexander Abad-Santos writes. The dessert also caught the eye of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who called it as "ugly beautiful" referring to the messy, colorful appearance. "It makes no god**n sense at all. I love it," Bourdain said, referring to the halo-halo in his television show "Parts Unknown".

ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS ANTHONY BOURDAIN BOURDAIN CALLED FILIPINO FILIPINO-AMERICAN HALO NEW YORK CITY PARTS UNKNOWN RAFAEL NADAL AND SERENA WILLIAMS
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