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Ube (Purple Yam)

Ube (Purple Yam)

My fondest memories of being in the Philippines is savouring the delights of the flavour of Ube. This purple sweet potato, pronounced as “ooh-beh”, is rich in colour and high in fibre and antioxidants. Ube originated from Southeast Asia area but is now trending across the world in popup hipster cafes and bakeshops. This craze started in the Philippines where Filipinos use or mix this root vegetable in traditional and modern desserts. Whenever I visit the Philippines, I always make…

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Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

“Adobong Manok” pronounced in Tagalog, is a tasty, popular and easy to prepare Filipino dish that has been at the forefront of my family household for my whole life and this will not stop. Anyone who knows about Filipino cooking will know this dish as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines. The cooking process consists of marinating then braising meat, seafood or vegetables in a sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns. It is usually…

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