I Bought Them For Her But She Gave Some Away
September 27, 2016 8:09am CST
I bought one pack of ube (purple yam) cake bar and a pack of assorted cupcakes on my way to meet my friend at the mall last week. When we met, I told her the ube cake bar is her 'baon' (snack) for work because she finally started working again last month. However, she has to stay with her brothers and sisters-in-law during the workweek to be nearer her office, so I bought the cupcakes for their young children. While we were eating and chatting about her new job, her sister and young daughters dropped by. My friend opened both packs of baked goods and shared some of it with them. I didn't mind and was happy to see her sister's baby again, who I saw as a newborn last year. I just reminded her to leave some for herself and the kids at her in-laws' house. When I texted her today asking about the ube cake bar, she said it was really good. I told her that ube was my favorite flavor, too, followed closely by chocolate, then caramel last, although I was told caramel was their bestseller. Have you met any friends lately? Have you discovered new places, food, etc lately?
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28 Sep 16
I never heard about ube before. Is it it on your photo ? It looks like a brioche with jam inside. Speaking of new places and food, something weird happened to me last week. I went to a new restaurant, and I realized that I knew the cook which was working in another restaurant before, closed a few months ago. Not "new" tastes, but a good cook.
29 Sep 16
"Ube" are yams, it's a large root crop that's dark violet in color, it could be turned into many things, jams, ingredient of the famous" halo halo ", ice cream etc. The famous taste of ube is also made into flavorings such as cup cakes, think the picture above is a cake and not ube. The "halaya" I was talking about is pure, cooked and grounded with I think milk and sugar and sold in block or cake like form, very delicious. Oh yes the cook or the chef gives the distinctive taste of the place, so new place but same good old cooking.
29 Sep 16
@louievill I know what is yam. I have been fooled by the photo. I should have better read more attentively @hereandthere, the post calling it "purple yam". The yams we can buy here are yellow inside and they taste a bit like chestnut. They are coming from Africa. I have only eaten them roasted or fried, like potatoes, and I did not knew that you could make ice creams and desserts with this root. Thank you for the explanation.
29 Sep 16
@topffer the smaller yam like root crops here are "kamote" actually they are sweet potatoes and are either violet, yellow or whitish violet, they are the ones we boil, fry, turn into chips, etc.. Ube are larger so they get names like "sawa" or a large constrictor snake
27 Sep 16
Oh why did you remind me of ube? my wife's friend brings something called " halaya", its almost pure and so delicious, she gives it at a special price always convincing my wife to resell it but just in our house it's already finished