Some might dismiss it as a mere food trend, but—judging from its continuing popularity and ubiquity in local dessert menus—ube has definitely proven that it has serious staying power. Aside from its striking purple hue, its naturally nutty flavor works great in all sorts of desserts—from cakes to cookies to ice cream and beyond. While we remain in quarantine in the Metro, you can still get some of the best purple yam treats delivered to your home. Here, we round up some ube treats to add to your must-try list.
Cara Mia’s Ube Cake (P880)
This well-loved cake has layers of ube chiffon, ube halaya filling, and whipped cream, pairing tons of ube flavor with a light-as-air consistency. You can pick it up from selected branches, or get it delivered through their website or via GrabFood or Foodpanda.
Overdoughs’ Ube Cookie (P99/eight pieces, P195/16 pieces, P385/32 pieces for the minis; P995/eight-inch cookie cake, P1,495/11-inch cookie cake)
Ube’s fudgy nature makes it work great in cookie form, and Overdoughs pairs it with creamy, dreamy white chocolate in this cookie. You can get it either as mini-sized cookies that are perfect with milk, or as a giant cookie cake that’s great for sharing. You can order through this online form and pay via Paypal, BDO or BPI bank transfer, and GCash.
For orders, check out this order form.
Wildflour’s Ube Tres Leches (P820)
It doesn’t get any more moist than the milk-soaked cake known as tres leches, and Wildflour ingeniously injects it with ube for a Filipino twist. They deliver to Makati, Mandaluyong, and Taguig, through their delivery service, Wildflour To-Go—just message their Instagram page for orders, and they’ll send you a Paymongo link for payments.
For orders, send a message to Wildflour To-Go’s Instagram page.
Merry Moo’s Ube Ice Cream (P370/473 ml)
There’s just something about having the purple yam in cold, creamy form—like ice cream—that makes it especially enjoyable. Merry Moo’s take is thick and rich, with the perfect blend of cream and nutty ube. You can order pints through GrabFood or Foodpanda.
For orders, contact 0917-5289590, GrabFood and Foodpanda.
Indulgence by Irene’s Ube Cheesecake (P750/six inches, P1,400/nine inches)
Indulgence by Irene is known for their dense, creamy cheesecakes that come in different flavors—including the veritable purple yam, whose distinctive flavor compliments the cheesecake’s mild tang and milky backbone. Place your orders one to two days in advance and pay via BDO bank deposit.
For orders, send a message to Indulgence by Irene’s Facebook page, or contact 0917-622-5800.
Taste & See’s Ube Cheese Pandesal (P280/dozen in kraft bag, P290/dozen in box)
Ube’s dusky, nutty flavor is great paired with salty, creamy cheese, and this trendy snack presents the combo in the form of soft pan de sal stuffed with real ube halaya and Eden cheese. You have the option to pay via GCash or BPI or BDO bank deposit, or through your courier’s purchase service. Do note that there’s a maximum of three dozen if you go with the latter.
For orders, send a message to Taste & See Bakeshop’s Facebook page.
Paper Moon’s Ube Mille Crepes (P895/medium, P2,000/whole cake)
Imagine layers of light-as-air crepes and an ube-tinged cream filling stacked on top of each other and finished with a sprinkling of ube chiffon crumbs. That, folks, is Paper Moon’s Ube Mille Crepe. More than being a visual delight (thanks to the stark contrast between the yellowish crepe and purple ube layers), it’s a totally light, dreamy way to get your purple yam fix. You can order it from Paper Moon’s Araneta City, Trinoma, Glorietta, Alabang, Robinsons Place Manila, Scout Madrinan, or UP Town Center branches—simply call up the store nearest you two days in advance.
For orders, contact 0917-130-3303 (Araneta City) or 0917-620-2630 (Glorietta). See a full list of open branches and contact numbers.
Karabella Dairy’s Ube Halaya Ice Cream (P110/cup, P350/pint, P1,150/tub)
Karabella Dairy makes all-natural ice cream using fresh carabao milk. Its distinctly milky, grassy flavor shines when blended with purple yam—as is the case in this locally made scoop. They deliver via Lalamove, and you can pay via bank transfer or cash on delivery.
Cab Cafe’s Ube Pastillas Cake (P870)
Purple yam has a nuttiness that pairs especially well with milky flavors, like that of pastillas, and Cab Cafe pairs them together in the Ube Pastillas Cake. Message Cab Cafe’s Facebook page for orders. You’ll have to book a courier to get it delivered, and you can pay via BPI bank deposit or through your delivery courier’s purchase service.
For orders, send a message to Cab Cafe’s Facebook page.
Manam’s Ube Champorado (P165)
Thick, sticky, and full of creamy purple yam flavor, Manam’s Ube Champorado toes the line between breakfast, snack, and dessert—and manages to satisfy however you regard it to be. You can order either by directly calling one of Manam’s open branches and booking your own delivery courier, or by finding them on Foodpanda, GrabFood, or LalaFood.
For orders, contact 7728-2735 (Rockwell) or 8367-2278 (Quezon City). See the full list of open branches and contact numbers. You can also find Manam on Foodpanda, GrabFood, or LalaFood.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.