In my list of things to eat in Bicol, the halo-halo from Tiwi, Albay was ranked high, heavily recommended by friends.
The original and famous DJC ( it says so on their sign) is different from other halo-halos because of the grated cheese on top. Based on the non-stop filing in and out of people to partake of the cooler, you know it is indeed a winner.
My verdict? While I was a bit skeptical of the cheese, I was convinced. :)
It gave it an extra creaminess and the right tinge of saltiness to counter the sweetness
-- para di madaling maumay.
Wouldn't mind going back to Bicol just to have another taste.