Tuesday, July 28, 2009
As I mentioned before, I made some leche flan for a tasting over the weekend, and it was for a dessert inspired by halo halo. It is not actually halo halo since there is no shaved ice, ice cream, red bean, etc etc... but the concept of mixing a bunch of stuff together is pretty much the idea behind this dish, except a bit more pared down and simplified. It's essentially coconut tapioca/graham crumbs/leche flan/mango/candied rice krispies/basil lime syrup. Because the basil lime syrup has such a strong flavor and mango has a very subtle one, I kept most of the other components pretty neutral so there wouldn't be too much competition. It's still a work in progress though, so suggestions are welcome!
Thanks to Mike for the photos! <3