Ube is suddenly everywhere, but what exactly is this purple stuff?

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Chances are you noticed it too; in any case, we see a purple invasion passing by on several timelines. Whether in the form of a spread, between the sandwich or in a cheesecake: the rise of purple in all this culinary scene is entirely due to the ube. But what exactly is ube?

Ube is everywhere

One thing is clear: if the ube had only been white instead of purple, it would most likely have been less popular. In fact, they would probably have made less effort to incorporate it into dishes in the most creative forms.

Because that purple color gives every effect a look that makes you stop scrolling for a while. The ube is a type of yam that exists in different shades of purple, but also in (off) white.



It is often confused with the purple sweet potato, but both root tubers really come from different families. The ube originated in the Asian tropics and the name comes from the Philippines, where the root tuber has been cooked extensively since time immemorial.


Important: what does this purple pearl actually taste like? First of all: the ube is an ingredient that often plays the leading role in sweet dishes – also in the Philippines. Think of cheesecakes, smoothies or ice cream. For example, Culy’s Winnie ate a mochi donut with ube before .

So it will not surprise you that this starch bomb has a sweet and somewhat nutty taste. Add to that the natural purple color that remains clearly visible after preparation and you know: your dish will not only look impressive, but will also continue to taste pleasant.

Mochi donuts at Nobu

Recipes with ube

In any case, the possibilities with the purple yam are endless. For example, start your Sunday with this super charming purple French toast ,  spread this spread  on your bread, or blow everyone away with halo-halo , a typical Filipino dessert including shaved ice and condensed milk that will really make everyone happy.

Be sure that ube will also become one of your favorite star players in the kitchen.

Source: Culy by culy.nl
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