Coachella is not just about the music. It now also a celebration of food.
A hybrid of the Filipino shaved ice creation made an appearance at the annual music and arts festival, and the crowd went wild for it.
Halo-halo is the Filipino word for mix. It's usually made up of shaved ice, beans, boiled banana, purple yam, leche flan and milk. There's really no strict list of ingredients. To enjoy the flavor of the popular dessert, everything needs to be mixed together well.
Chef Isa Fabro is the genius behind the creation served at Coachella. She is part of the food concept Unit 120, a group of chefs creatively experimenting with Filipino food.
To add her own spin to the the desert, she added fruity pebbles, pineapple, soft tofu, coconut milk, and Red Bull in addition to making it gluten-free and vegan. Perfect for the Coachella crowd.
Chef Isa is also responsible for a special pastry which is part kouign amann and part ensymada.
This story was originally published on the Coconuts Manila website.