50 Things We Love About Tulsa Right Now

Daniel Shular, Tulsa World Magazine

Halo-halo makes you happy just by looking at it.

But get this: it’s a combination of assorted jellies, fruits, candied beans, purple yam jam, shaved ice, milk mix, coconut leche flan, ube ice cream and pandan and coconut waffle biscuits topped with a drizzle of condensed milk and fruity pebbles.

And Missy and Anthony Santos of Manila Ice, a Filipino food truck, will be happy to offer you halo-halo, as well as many other delicious Filipino dishes.

Chef Anthony Santos is a proud Filipino American, born and raised in Tulsa. Growing up, his Lola and Nana visited him frequently from the Philippines and bonded with him through cooking. This connection grew into his desire to become a chef and this passion led him to attend culinary school in the Philippines. As a ’90s kid who loved hip-hop, basketball, sneakers, and Filipino food, the name of the truck – Manila Ice – is Anthony’s homage to his childhood.

Other entrees include blackberry adobo wings, sinangag (garlic rice), turon, and halo-halo. The menu changes with the seasons and the products available, as well as their rotating specialties.

Meet Manila Ice, ice baby.

To find Manila Ice, check out its social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.


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