Last Saturday I found myself craving for halo-halo. As delicious as the one from Razon's is, I thought it was high time for us to look for another place where we can indulge our palates in this delectable dessert. We decided to go to Kuya J's Restaurant after a friend told me of their halo-halo serving.
Upon arriving at their branch in Cubao, Quezon City, we were famished so we decided to have lunch there as well. We ordered Pancit Palabok, Chicken Salad, Lumpiang Presko, and Calamansi Juice. We were informed that the order will take 15 to 20 minutes for preparation. We agreed to it. However, after placing our orders, the server came back and informed us that the Palabok, Lumpia, and Calamansi Juice were all UNAVAILABLE. That was the first disappointment. We decided to replace the Palabok with Pancit Canton, and yet again after the server informed the kitchen about it, he was again instructed to tell us that it was also UNAVAILABLE.
In our frustration, we just decided to cancel all the main meal orders and just go with the halo-halo.
As the dessert was served, the waiter came to our table with two spoons in his BARE HANDS which he handed to us in such a hurry that both spoons almost fell to the floor. Oh, and before that, one waiter tried to take away the clean plates from our table after hearing that we cancelled our food orders. That was also unprofessional of them.
The halo-halo though is another matter. It did not disappoint. The consistency of the shaved ice is so close to ice cream that you wouldn't even think of it as your typical ice on halo-halo. It wasn't too sweet, nor was it bland. If not for the service, I would definitely think about going back there just to get another serving of this cool and cold deliciousness.