The Philippines is a tropical country and when summer hits the archipelago, trust me, its scorching hot hot hot! So when it comes to beating the heat, Pinoys love eating Halo Halo!


“Halo-halo (Tagalog language for “Hodge-Podge”) is a popular Filipino dessert with mixtures of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans, jello and fruits, and served in a tall glass or bowl. Ingredients include boiled kidney beans, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), and plantains caramelized in sugar, jackfruit (langkâ), gulaman, tapioca, nata de coco, sweet potato (kamote), cheese, pounded crushed young rice (pinipig). In terms of arrangement, most of the ingredients (fruits, beans, and other sweets) are first placed inside the tall glass, followed by the shaved ice. This is then sprinkled with sugar, and topped with either (or a combination of) leche flan, purple yam (ubeng pula), or ice cream. Evaporated milk is poured into the mixture upon serving.” – wikipedia


Saturday afternoon and the temperature was very intense, I’m very pleased to be invited by Richard Mamuyac of Astig Manchismis to try the Halo halo and sorbetes (ice cream) all you can by Marina’s Oyster Seafood grill Rockwell.


Excitement overload to quench the flames of summer! A variety of ingredients were waiting to be mixed and matched! With no further a do, I started decorating my own cup of dessert. There was a photo contest with the best Halo-halo picture, with the hashtags #Marina and #HaloHaloAndSorbetesAllYouCan, The competitive me plus my love of plating my food immediately poofed!



Aside from Halo Halo, It’s also Avocado / Ube / Cheese sorbetes all you can! yum yum yum!! What more can you ask for this hot afternoon?! 🙂


Creating my own cold dessert was one of my delight! Aside from the tall glass with all the ingredients I made for the photo contest, I made my own Maiz con yelo de ube en leche flan with leche flan syrup and cheese ice cream and it tasted ssssoooo ggggooooodddd!!


Sun was about to rest that afternoon when the winner of the photo contest was announced… Yay! i won!! Big thanks to the managers who chose my entries!!


Marina’s Oyster Seafood grill Rockwell just opened November 28, 2013 and can accommodate 150 – 180 guests (Alfresco 2nd floor – 70 – 80 pax, Indoor 40 – 50 and ground alfresco also 40 – 50 guests.


Here’s a list of their current promotions that will best suit your tummy and your wallet!

Breakfast Buffet 199 php/pax

Daily 6:00 am – 10:00 am

April 24, 2014 – July 24, 2014

Halo Halo and Sorbetes All you can 149 php/ pax

Daily 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

April 24, 2014 – July 24, 2014

Sizzling Hot Deals 99 php

Monday – Friday / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 7, 2014 – July 7, 2014

Beerkada Bucket 299 php/ 6 bottles

Daily from 6:00 am – 1:00 am

April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014

Group Meals

Daily 6:00 am – 1:00 am

April 1,2014 – June 30, 2014

Frosty Hours

(50% off on all frosty beers)

Daily 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014

Music lover? Aside from their famous oysters and blue marlins, they also have acoustic nights from 7:30 pm till midnight!




Parking is complimentary and if you’re like me who loves updating my IG / FB / Twitter / online fellas, they also offer free wi-fi!!



Highly recommended for families who wish to have a wonderful dining experience and for group of friend / colleagues who wish to have a great time while drinking and/or eating! They also accept reservations for any occasions.

For inquiries and reservations:

Marina Makati

Rockwell drive cor Kalayaan Ave Makati City

Mon -Sun 6:00 am – 1:00 am

02 – 357 – 2725

0925 – 880 – 2216

Marina Rockwell Makati


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