Ginataang Halo-Halo

Posted June 01, 2019 | By
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Ginataang Halo Halo

This is Ginataang Halo Halo. Ginataang Halo Halo is an old-time favorite of Filipinos. Typically made with glutinous rice balls, tapioca pearls, sweet potatoes, purple yam, tropical fruits and coconut milk. This is a delicious and filling snack specially if you love anything with coconut milk in it. Ginataang Halo Halo is also perfect during rainy days. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow.


  • 1 cup of taro root (gabi), diced
  • 1 12 cups of sweet potatoes (kamote), diced
  • 1 12 cups of purple yam (ube), diced
  • 1 cup of plantains (saging na saba), sliced
  • 1 cup of ripe jackfruit (langka), sliced
  • 2 cups of cooked tapioca pearls (sago)
  • 20 pieces of glutinous rice balls (bilo-bilo).
  • 12 cup of white sugar
  • 4 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Pour the water in a large cooking pot then bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add 2 cups of coconut milk.
  3. Then bring it to a boil again.
  4. Now add the sweet potatoes, purple yam, and taro root.
  5. Cover this and let it boil for 7 minutes while occasionally stirring.
  6. Pour in the remaining coconut milk, sugar, and glutinous rice balls.
  7. Stir well to dissolve the sugar.
  8. Simmer for another 7 minutes.
  9. Now add the plantains, then cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  10. Then add the jackfruit, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Add the cooked tapioca pearls then stir once more.
  12. Simmer for about 1 minute then turn off the heat.
  13. Serve hot.

You can also get cooked tapioca pearls in a bottle from your local asian stores. You may adjust the measurement of sugar. Add more if you want it sweeter.

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