Ube Ice Cream served at Atmosphere Resort in Dumaguete PhilippinesDining

Ube – purple sweet potato that makes the best ice cream

Did you hear about the Ube doughnuts in Brooklyn that cost a staggering $1,000 a dozen and wondered what that purple thing tastes like? Well here in the Philippines, they’re everywhere… Pronounced as Ooh-beh and commonly known as purple yam, this gem-like root crop in color purple originated in Asian tropics and is of course very popular here in the Philippines. Similar to sweet potato, taro and yucca, it is…
Alma Zosan Alcoran
29th January 2017
Fish sinigang with malunggay or moringa leaves. A staple fod in the Philippines and at Atmosphere Resort.Dining

Malunggay – the new Filipino Super Food

Think ‘Sleepy Hollow’, think scary trees... Well that’s what I always think of when I look at the native Malunggay trees that are rife here in the Philippines. Sadly, I find that they are not a beautiful tree to look at, but they do harbor an abundance of beautiful jewels; the tiny round malunggay leaves. Rich in Vitamin A, B & C, Iron and calcium they are one of nature’s…
Rae Collins
21st June 2015