Coconut Milk and Root Vege Medley (Ginataang Halo-Halo)



3 pcs. medium size Taro root, peeled and sliced into cubes
2 medium size ripe Plantain, peeled, halved and sliced 1/2 ” thick
1 pc. Medium size Yam peeled and sliced into cubes
2 pieces large size Japanese Sweet Potato, peeled and sliced into cubes
1 can coconut milk, I use this brand
1/4 cup Maple syrup, I use this brand
1 cup tapioca pearl (soaked for 1 hour in lukewarm water) I use this brand
1 tsp ground cinnamon, I use this brand
1 ripe medium size organic mango, peeled and sliced into chunky cubes (as substitute for  fresh ripe Jackfruit which is traditionally used in this recipe)

1. Put in the Medium Stockpot the first six ingredients and fresh ripe Jackfruit if available. Let simmer in medium heat for 30 minutes or more until all root vegetables are fork tender.

2. While the Root Vege Medley is cooking, cook the tapioca pearl in a saucepan with 1/4 cup of water until translucent, stirring constantly, drain and add into the Root Vege Medley.

3. Add ground cinnamon. Add more maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter taste.

4. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with fresh ripe organic Mango chunks.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. veganneeds says:

    yum!!! i love everything about this dish!! thanks so much for this recipe 🙂
    Just started following you, I have a vegan recipe/lifestyle & cruelty-free blog,
    Happy to have found your blog & would love to connect 🙂


    1. Thank you veganneeds, I just checked your blog and I’m very impressed how beautiful and thoughtful it is. I totally support vegan and cruelty-free lifestyle. I just started following you too.

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      1. veganneeds says:

        awesome, thank you and looking forward to your posts 😉


  2. Sarah Moore says:

    I love taro so much, I’m definitely going to try making this soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    I live in London and it’s near to impossible to find fresh ripe jackfruit here :'(, I can imagine how good that would be in this dish though!!

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    1. Oh, how lucky of you to have access to fresh, ripe jack fruit! Yes, this will make the dish extra delish and fragrant. Be sure to use only the yellow “meat” of jack fruit, leaving the seeds out. I don’t know how they sell it there but hopefully not with the whole fresh fruit! Its a bit of a work but if that is what you’ll get and you have some question on the preparation, just send me a message. I’m excited for you, let me know how it turns out 🙂


      1. Sarah Moore says:

        Very rare access.. haha. thank you for the tips 😀


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