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SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Ube Halaya?

This is where you can buy bottled ube halaya in Manila!
Ube? More like u-bae!Ube halaya is a Filipino favorite—this ingredient can be used to build up an icy, refreshing halo-halo, mixed into batter for moist ube cupcakes, or quite simply, eaten by the spoonful.  Ube halaya is made up of boiled and ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Chia Seeds?

Know where to shop for this superfood in Manila!
These little guys are impressive: while they look like harmless micro dinosaur eggs (really—look closely!), chia seeds are power-packed with nutrients. According to nutritionist Kris Gunnars, they contain good amounts of fiber, protein, Omega-3s, zinc, potassium, and antioxidants. They are easy to ...

3 Ways to Selecting Fresh and Ripe Vegetables

Be a smart shopper!
We know how difficult it can be to select the best produce for your carefully planned out menu. We listed essential information that you need to pick out the best vegetables when you’re out shopping for produce. Remember: try to get the best ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Mascarpone Cheese?

Use mascarpone cheese to make a favorite dessert: tiramisu!
Mascarpone cheese is an Italian cream cheese known for its light texture and subtle cheese flavor. You can spread it on toast, top it with fresh fruit, make cheesecake with it, or, make a dessert that uses it generously: tiramisu. Not yet ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Buttermilk?

Head to the local weekend markets!
When heavy cream is churned into butter, it separates into two: butterfat (which is then processed into butter) and buttermilk. Buttermilk is the liquid left behind after the churning process. It’s lightly acidic, which is good for many things in the kitchen and the ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Cocoa Powder?

You will need cocoa powder for all your delicious chocolate treats!
Cocoa powder is a must for bakers who love the deep, dark, intense taste of chocolate. Use cocoa powder in your brownies, cakes, cookies, and no-bake creations! Remember: it’s also great to know which kind of cocoa powder you should be using ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Matcha Powder?

Matcha powder is rich in antioxidants!
What’s the deal with matcha, you ask? Aside from being absolutely delicious, it’s a nutritional powerhouse! Think about it: when you’re drinking matcha tea (matcha powder + milk or water), you’re drinking whole tea leaves that have been crushed and ground into ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Parchment Paper?

Parchment paper will save your baked goodies from sticking to pans!
Parchment paper, or baking paper, can do wonders for every home baker. It’s a non-stick and heat-resistant surface that helps control even baking, prevents burning or over-baking, and makes clean-up much easier. Line your baking tins with parchment paper when you’re baking cookies, ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Arborio Rice?

Use arborio rice for risotto and creamy rice pudding.
Arborio rice is a variety of short-grain rice that is extra starchy and capable of absorbing a large amount of liquid—which explains the creamy, indulgent texture of a good risotto.This rice variety needs special treatment and lots of attention to coax out ...

SHOP WITH YUMMY: Where Can I Buy Sushi-Grade Fish?

This is where to shop for sushi-grade tuna and salmon in Manila.
Sushi-grade fish is high-quality, fresh fish that you can eat raw. Shopping for it can be a little tricky—if no cooking is involved, you will want to get the absolute best market haul possible. Here are a few tips for shopping for ...

YUMMY SHOPPING: Where to Buy Puff Pastry

This light pastry has lots of layers!
You’ve definitely come across puff pastry before: it is the light, flaky, layered pastry used to make tuna turnovers, jam-topped pinwheels, and simple savory appetizers at parties. The pastry is, essentially, layers and layers of paper-thin dough with butter in between each ...

YUMMY SHOPPING: Where to Buy Polvoron Molds

These polvoron molds are easy to find in Manila.
Polvoron, the sweet, powdery treat that Pinoys love to munch on, is often found in small bakeries or specialty shops in and around the city. You'll find them wrapped in different colors of cellophane and in a variety of flavors—plain butter, studded ...
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