It comes as no surprise that ube is on our food trends list this year and the years before it. If we were to predict the future, we don’t see the ube trend dying down nor slowing down anytime soon. The humble purple yam, with its distinct vibrant purple hue, has been used in numerous classic and creative dishes here and in international shores.
This year we were blessed with tons of ube-flavored food. Here, we list down some of our ube finds that might tickle your fancy:
1 Ube Leche Flan Cake from Conti’s Bakeshop
What happens when you combine two all-time favorite desserts of Filipinos in one cake? Well, you get the internet sensation that’s Conti’s Bakeshop’s Ube Leche Flan Cake. What do most people love about this cake? It’s not cloyingly sweet as its name implies.
2 Ube Leche Flan Torte from Sebastian’s Ice Cream
There’s always something new over at Sebastian’s Ice Cream and this year, they brought back their Ube Leche Flan Torte. This is made with a toasted coconut cookie crust as its base, with ube ice cream made with ube paste, and topped with a layer of leche flan.
3 Ube Lava Pancakes from Peach Boy
A dream come true for ube fans, Peach Boy’s Ube Lava Pancakes are made with five pieces of ube-flavored pancakes drenched in a thick, sweet ube sauce. Yes, that’s double the ube because why not?
4 Ube Cheese Rolls from Buttery & Co.
Buttery & Co. sure knows how to celebrate the holidays. This year, they made their classic cheese rolls into vibrant purple ube-flavored cheese rolls, with a gooey cheese center, and then topped with a sweet cookie crust.
5 Ube Misu from Bellefleur by Beatrix
You can expect all things ube from a self-confessed ube fan and baker like Bea Atienza of Bellefleur by Beatrix. Her ube-fied tiramisu is made with layers of ube and milk-soaked broas, ube mascarpone cream, and a crunchy white chocolate center.
6 Ube Banana Cake from Carmela’s Banana Cakes
On your next trip to Tagaytay City, drop by Carmela’s Banana Cakes for their Ube Banana Cake. This is a must-try for banana bread and ube fans who dream of having a sweet, moist classic banana cake filled with a huge log of ube halaya inside.
7 Ube Kutsinta from Carlean’s
One of the more unique ube finds we discovered this year is Carlean’s ube-flavored kutsinta. What makes this even more extra special is that its dipping sauce is a sweet, thick pandan sauce. Of course, this is best eaten with toasted niyog sprinkled on top.
8 Ube Crema Fundae from 7-Eleven
Another ube Christmas special is 7-Eleven’s Ube Cream Fundae. This frozen dessert is made with delicious ube-flavored soft serve made with rich ube and crema, and then is topped with crunchy, sweet “Santa’s Sprinkles”.