PURPLE YAM

Tracking the Trend: When Did Ube Become an International Favorite?

Step inside the world of sweet, sticky, purple ube.
We’ve seen it in our meals, in our cakes, and in our kakanin. It was probably one of the first ingredients you tried as a kid, and have been eating it ever since. It will most likely be on your dinner table this ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking the Ube Trend

Haven't you heard? Purple is the new black!
A Filipino staple and favorite, ube, or purple yam, has been one of the biggest dessert trends of the year. Appearing in favorites like cheesecake, ice cream, and milkshakes all over the world, ube has easily taken over social media with its bright purple ...

WATCH: How To Cook Ube Champorado

Ube + champorado = a delicious, colorful morning.
Champorado is a classic Pinoy breakfast so, it's only time that we upgrade it. Naturally sweet, the vibrant dessert ube halaya is a great chocolate substitute and the natural complement to the rice. Plus, it's just as fast and easy as the original so ...

WATCH: How To Make Ube Halaya

The best ube halaya is the one you make at home.
It's sometimes hard to find ube halaya so when fresh ube is available, make your own. The best ube to use for is from Batangas because you can immediately see the deep purple color underneath the thin skin of the tuber. Peel it as thinly as possible ...

This is the No-Bake Ube Cheesecake Of Your Dreams

This no-bake dessert has a local flavor we all love: ube!
Ube desserts are a no-fail option. Make a no-bake cheesecake in this beloved Pinoy flavor by using only a handful of ingredients. Pistachios and other kinds of nuts for the crust make this extra decadent. The greatest thing about this dessert: it ...

WATCH: How To Bake Ube Crinkles

Ube + crinkles = happiness in a cookie
Ube is known for its vibrant hue and warm, earthy flavor that marries well with other flavors. So, we took the gorgeous color of the yam and its flavors and put it in fudgy crinkles. Takes 30 minutes plus chillingMakes 20 cookies1 large egg1/4 cup canola oil, ...

Do You Know What Makes Good Shepherd's Ube Jam Delicious?

We talked to the sisters at the convent and they let us in on a few secrets.
One of the many things Baguio is known for is Good Shepherd's Ube Jam. The convent is almost always a pitstop for tourists who stop by for jars of this classic pasalubong. But have you ever wondered how Good Shepherd’s ube jam delicious legacy came to be? What makes ...

WATCH: This Is How You Can Make Good Shepherd-Style Ube Halaya

The Baguio convent shared one of their ube halaya recipes and it's delicious.
When it comes to cravings, there are few things more delicious than having the real thing. That's why when Baguio's Good Shepherd Convent shared one of its recipes for the iconic ube halaya, we had to try it out for ourselves (this is from the ...

WATCH: Fresh Ube Makes This The Best Ginataang Bilo-Bilo Recipe Ever

Purple yam makes this ginataang bilo-bilo recipe a gorgeous violet hue.
Ginataang bilo-bilo is basically a coconut pudding loaded with tender sweet potato chunks, saba bananas, sago, and rice balls or the bilo-bilo. Sometimes, langka or sweetened jackfruit are added for additional sweetness.  It's the bilo-bilo that makes this dessert what it is. Similar to the popular mochi balls, ...

Ube Halaya Recipe (Tagalog Version)

Ang Ube Halaya ay masarap kainin nang mag-isa o kasama sa halo-halo.
Ang Ube Halaya ay isang klase ng panghimagas na paborito ng mga Pilipino. Gawa ito sa pinakuluan at dinurog na ube, gatas, at mantekilya. Maraming paraan ng pag-gawa ng ube, pero ito ang pinakamadali and pinakamabilis gawin. Madalas isama ang ube sa ...
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