First thing: Ube isn't sweet potato, it's yam - read on and you'll soon know all the differences. Next thing: almost every single Filipino restaurant in the archipelagic country has some form of Ube (pronounced as oo-bae) in their kitchens. That’s how well-loved this vibrant purple yam is, especially in classic Filipino desserts like Halo-Halo. Ask any local where you can find this icy-cool, creamy dessert and the nearest option is never more than a few steps away.
Whether you have grown up with this tuber vegetable in your backyard or completely new to this next-superfood-to-be, we’ve got some pretty interesting fun facts and uses for Ube that will whet your appetite and curiosity!