For the month of April I will be blogging alphabetically with the theme of Winnipeg versus Davao City. Not to prove a winner but simply to explore the differences and similarities between my home town and my current location.
U is for Ube!
|Ube and Cheese ice cream.|
Many Winnipegger are probably are unfamiliar with ube. It is a root vegetable similar to a sweet potato that is ground into flour and used in various treats. It is very popular in the Philippines. You don't see the actual vegetable for sale all that often but you sure do see the products all over Davao!
Thanks to the influx of Filipino immigrants in Winnipeg many of the Asian import markets are now carrying ube treats. Yay!
Oh, and it is pronounced kind of like "oo-bay".
EDIT: And yes, it really is that purple. No dye required.