Bacoor Food Trip: Digman's Halo-Halo

Digman's (top) & Chowking's (bottom)
A week before my visit to Aguinaldo Shrine, I happened to watch a TV program that features one of Pinoy's favorite summer coolers - halo-halo (a Pinoy dessert with sweetened fruits, shaved ice and milk). And one of the halo-halos featured on the said show was Digman's!

Although summer season had passed, temperature is still high, it felt like it still is summer, a delicious halo-halo would be a welcome treat. So after our visit to the Aguinaldo Shrine, we decided to head straight to Bacoor to try their famous halo-halo. Before we left the Shrine, we asked the locals for directions going to Digman in Bacoor. By the way, Digman is one of the barangays in Bacoor, Cavite and not the name of the owner/s of the famous halo-halo shop.

From the Shrine, we took Tirona highway going to Bacoor and turned left at Gen. Evangelista Street. After turning left, we again asked a local if we’re on the right way going to Digman and they said yes. Before I left them and say “thank you”, I asked them how far are we from Digman’s? Their response – “malapit na lang ma’am, paglampas lang ng church” (“it’s near ma’am, just after the church”). But you know what they meant for “near”? It’s more than 2 kilometers from the location of the locals we asked. Yes, locals thought more than 2-kilometer distance is near…haha!

Anyway, the street they told us is so narrow we missed it on our first pass. We had to turn back and really look out for a street with bakery in the corner (locals didn’t mention the name of the street and we forgot to check its name) so we won’t miss it the second time, and we didn't! There were several halo-halo shops in almost every street and every corner in Digman we again had a hard time finding the halo-halo shop featured on TV. But after asking some locals, at last we found the shop we were looking for.

Original Digman Halo-halo and Homemade Siopao
The original Digman’s halo-halo! I know it is the right shop as I saw and remembered the man (the owner, I guess) who was interviewed on TV. Tired and hungry from our visit to the Shrine, we ordered noodles (pancit canton) for our merienda, aside from halo-halo, of course.

After placing our order, I went to the counter and asked permission to take pictures to which they agreed. I was still busy taking pictures of the ingredients in the counter when my friends called to tell me that our orders are already served. Wow, that was fast! So I went back to our table, eagerly mixed the halo-halo and tasted it.  Know what my initial reaction was? "Is this the famous halo-halo I am so looking forward to taste?" Even my friends’ reactions were the same. Digman’s halo-halo is just an ordinary-tasting halo-halo. Though with many ingredients, they are somehow bland, it lacks sweetness, and it’s not creamy. I even asked for additional milk to boost its taste, but nah, it tasted just the same. It’s just like the ordinary halo-halo you can find from almost every street corner during summer, for a much cheaper price.

Digman halo-halo ingredients
But in fairness to them, there were lots of people coming and going when we were there, it seems like it really is famous in the area. I guess because it has many ingredients that the owner boasts were originally prepared by them. Also, Digman's halo-halo is reasonably priced  (PhP55/order), almost half the price of Chowking's, considering the dozen ingredients it has. Still, in my opinion, Razon's halo-halo, though with only a few ingredients, is way better than this one. Actually, even Chowking's halo-halo is better than this one. For me, Digman's halo-halo is overrated! Well, maybe I was just expecting too much because it was featured on TV. Go check it out and taste it for yourself and then tell me your take in the comment's section below.

~oo00oo~

Date of Visit: June 10, 2012
Original Digman Halo-Halo and Home-made Siopao
Barangay Digman, Bacoor, Cavite

38 Comment/s:

  1. Let's blame the exagge tv exposure lol.
    Paborito ko din ang halo halo, pero gusto maraming ice at nararamdaman ko yung tunog ng ice kapag kinakagat, weird lng no hehehe.

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    1. Haha, malay mo naman, nasarapan talaga sila, pwede naman kase masarap sa 'kin, di sa kanila, and vice versa. Kaya nga sabi ko sa huli, check at try nyo and you be the judge. :)

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  2. Andyan ka pala sa Pinas and tasting halo halo. Anyway, at least you tried. Nakapuanta na rin ako dyan through your pictures. he he

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    1. Hehe, dito po talaga ko sa Pinas nag-stay, salamat po sa pagdalaw. :)

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  3. I haven't tried digman, wala yata kasi yan dito sa manila. Will visit this when I'm in my aunt's place in Bacoor :-)

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    1. Try it when you go to Bacoor, iba-iba naman kase panlasa natin, pwede naman na masarap sa 'yo 'tong Digman, gaya ng sinabi ng TV host/crew.

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  4. Mura nyang halo halo na yan ah at maraming sahog. Yun nga lang di pasado sa panlasa mo. hehehe! Yung sa chowking at Razon's gusto ko kaya lang nakukulanagn namn ako sa sahog.

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    1. Mura at madaming sahog kaya pwede na rin, masyado lang siguro ko nag-expect na meron kakaiba kase nga na-feature sa TV, hehe. Masarap ang Razon's kase creamy sya, mas masarap pa siguro kung mas marami pa sahog nya. ;)

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  5. parang gusto ko tuloy bumili ng halo halo...

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    1. all-year-round na ang halo-halo kaya hala, bili na at mag-enjoy. :)

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  6. May tiwala ako sa taste mo sis, kaya hindi na ako magpunta pa ng cavite para tikman yun, ang layo kaya!hehe.. Mag-Razon's na lang tayo?!

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    1. Hehe, iba-iba ang taste natin sis, try mo pa rin kapag nagawi ka sa Cavite, malay mo naman, ma-appreciate mo sya at balik-balikan pa. :)

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  7. So far, the best pa rin sa kin ang halo- halo ng razon's...

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    1. Masarap ang Razon's kahit unti lang ang sahog kase creamy, siguro kung naging creamy lang 'tong Digman's, at sa dami ng sahog nila, eto na siguro ang the best na halo-halo. :)

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  8. Sounds like a great eating experience. I'm game for a halo-halo!

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    1. the adventure is great, but not so much with the "eating experience". ;) Thanks for visiting here Ms. Pamela, will visit you back later. :)

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  9. OMG, super missed ko na yang halo-halo. Sana mayroon kami nyan dito kasi super init nah.hehheheh.

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    1. gawa ka na lang ng home made na halo-halo, kaya mo yan, hehe!

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  10. Mukhang masarap nga at maraming ingredients! Makapunta nga dyan kapag naligaw kami sa Cavite! ヅ

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  11. Wow! Ang mura lang ng halo-halo tapos ang dami dami pang sahog! Dito sa manila mahal na nga tinipid pa yung mga sahog. -___-"
    Pag makadayo kami dyan sa Bacoor, I'll make sure to visit Digman. :)

    I just followed you, btw. ♥

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    1. Sige, dayo ka ng Bacoor para ma-try mo Digman. Salamat sa pagbisita, at sa pag-follow. :)

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  12. ang sarap naman ma'am.
    padala ka naman dito sa bahay pero dapat hindi pa tunaw.haha.
    kidding.=)

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    1. hi Ken! punta ka na kase ng Bacoor, sa bayan ka naman mamasyal para makapaghalo-halo, pahinga muna sa bundok. hehe...

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  13. i love halo-halo! my friend in Bacoor migrated to the US already, so i'd settle for any halo-halo nearby, lol!

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    1. Hi Kim! Are you from QC? Try Little Quiapo, it's also featured on TV, I just don't know if it's ok, haven't tried it eh. Good luck...hehe! :D

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  14. Nakakatakam naman.. I'll make halo-halo kaso hintayin ko pa magwinter ahahaha para instant crushed ice kasi may ingredients nako, sago nalang kulang di kasi ako makahanap lol.

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    1. haha, sige try mo girl tas kwento mo kung ok ha, kahit naman alang sago ok lang yun eh. ;)

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  15. I love your honest opinion and you are right -- we do have different tastes and our opinion might vary. Here to visit you! Have a great weekend. ☺

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    1. Hi Michael! Yeah, we do have different tastes so try this halo-halo when you get the chance to visit Bacoor, you might like it. ;) Anyway, thanks for the visit and the comment here. :)

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    1. Visit Bacoor and try Digman's, you might like it, iba-iba naman kase taste natin eh. ;) Thanks for the visit, can't visit you back, private ang profile me eh.

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  17. I miss halo halo tuloy....I really have a difrnt taste I tried Razon and I didnt like it...I dont knw...but I love chowking halo halo...wierd ako...hahahs:) thank for sharing this story!

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    1. Try mo 'to kapag nagawi ka sa Bacoor, baka naman magustuhan mo, gusto ko kase ng creamy na halo-halo kaya ok sa 'kin ang Razon's. :)

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  18. Aba mura nga,yung razon 3 lang ata ang ingredients, Leche flan, saging & macapuno!

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    1. Pero masarap at creamy ang Razon's, medyo matabang kase 'tong Digman kaya di ko masyado na-feel. ;)

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  19. Maka subok nga po nito hehe gusto ng girlfriend ko.

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