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July 23, 2007


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My wife makes the best homemade buttermilk pancakes that goes perfect with a side of fresh berries, maple syrup, and sausages. We've been wondering for awhile on how to put a pinoy twist to that. You definitely gave us a good start now. Any suggestions on the syrup and sausages... pinoy style... (nah, skip the longaniza suggestion). Thanks!

Ok firstly, that was hilarious! The whole Prince - Purple - Ube thing. I can't wait for Katrina to see this post. Second, that looks absolutely delicious! I love ube, and I love pancakes. But I've never had them together.

Yummo! Those pancakes look scrumptious. I love ube, although never cooked with it before. This looks like a recipe to try. Thanks.

Whoa - those look absolutely delicious!!! I should try those for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Prince - este, Marvin! ;)

People often ask me if I like ube because it's purple. So I'll say right from the start: no. I like ube because I like its taste. In the same vein, I'm not a Prince fan because he likes purple...though, it's possible I started obsessing about purple because I was a Prince fan. And do you care? Probably not. ;-)ANYWAY...Ube pancakes are a great idea! Do you really taste the ube in it? Hmm...I wonder if spreading ube jam on pancakes would be good? Check out Wysgal's (Rant & Rave) post in her blog about a Canadian gelateria she went to recently. They had many Asian-inspired flavors, including Purple Yam! YAY for ube! :-D

Rock on, purple pancakes!

Does this make you a Purple Pancake Eater?
Is Prince a Purple Pancake Server?
Computer Blue!

okay, that was HILARIOUS. you are a great writer and i love your blog!

i haven't had ube sice i was a child and my mom made halo halo. and i didn't even remember halo halo until i read this post. thanks for the memories and keep up the good work!

First time I've heard of this dish! You're really creative. You and you wrife make a good team!

Marvin! Is this is what it must sound like when DOUGHS cries? :P

What? No halo halo? How can you call yourself Filipino? ;)

Marvin, I'm not kidding when I say I've read this post more than 10 times! And I laugh everytime!

How about you and your friends versus me and the Revolution?

hahahaha...that's funny that you think of Prince whenever you think of ube. my uncle owns a Filipino bakery and makes ube hopia...when i was a kid, his store was near a McDonald's and my older cousins used to tell me that he kidnapped Grimace for the hopia. i still can't stomach ube without thinking of poor Grimace.

PS...the pancakes look like my mom's eggplant omelets.

Mike, you beat me to the punch, I was definitely going to recommend Longanisa;)

Thanks Christine! It was a very purple experience.

jenjen, I've never cooked with ube before either, but I was very pleased with how these pancakes turned out.

WengN, it's a pretty easy recipe. I'm sure you can add ube to any pancake batter and have good results.

Katrina, the ube flavor was very faint, but you know it's there. Actually, after thinking about it now, you might be better off using regular milk instead of buttermilk so that the ube flavor is more pronounced. But I do love buttermilk pancakes. Also, I searched for the post you are talking about, but couldn't find it. Do you have a link?

Thanks Steamy!

Chad, shoot the J! Shoot it!

scholar, thanks for the kind words.

toni, I wasn't really being creative, I was just heeding the wishes of Prince;)

Dub C, the blender we have sucks at crushing ice, and we don't have an ice shaver, so no halo-halo, yet.

TK, assemble your crew. I'll be outside.

Janice, that's hilarious about Grimace. I guess Ube makes people think of crazy things.

Ube pancakes! I love it! Taro is nice, but ube is nicer.

Ok, my ube coconut ice cream was just so=so. I don't think I like the non-taste of ube! after defrosting and tasting it, the texture really weirded me out!

Haha, how did you know I would be wondering about that photo of Prince? Wow, he looked different back in the day!

I've never tried Ube but you've certainly stoked my curiosity. I want to get a taste of it now.

Elmo, yes, I definitely prefer Ube over taro.

Steamy, I was looking so forward to whatever magic you whipped up with Ube. I had another idea for an ube ice cream that I will play with soon...

Ari, Ube has a very mild flavor, so keep that in mind if you try it out. Thanks for your comment!

Here's the link: http://wysgal.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html

Scroll down till you get to the one about La Casa Gelato. :-)

interesting.. might try that out since i love ube! ube jam-- yummm :) im a big fan of ube hopia too!

I love ube and pancakes!!!! Yummm!!! You're a funny cook! hahaha...O remember one time my kid sis asked me.."if hamburglar repsresents hamburger...the fry kids..french fries..what does grimace represent?---I go---UBE? ;Phehehe Grimace reminds me of Ube as Prince does to you!

Hi, I have never thought about pancake with ube. I just made ube with raisin and baked it in oven. I did not put any butter for health concern. It was pretty good Japanese sweet like ube ball.

heheh.. to complete tafkap 'theme' (izzat what they call him these days? or did he change it again?), have seven of these pancakes (and watch them fall) while reading the morning papers.. curse/boon of a lost age.. hehehe..

mike, in place of syrup you could use a little cocojam or latik (maybe dilute it a bit even..). for sausages, you could use vienna sausages but try to get some from the philippines (like reno, ram, or something like that).. over here, when you say 'sausage' people immediately think of vienna sausages.. hehe..


Found this post googling Prince. HILARIOUS. Represent that Ube, son.

Thanks for the recipe! I made these using pumpkin instead, as I couldn't find any ube. They came out pretty mushy (pumpkin never really firms up), but they were still tasty.

thanks for sharing the recipe,but,how's the taste anyway?no sugar?no sauce?should be nice if you write down the complete ingredients.

Thanks for the feedback, Riza. But as I mentioned in the post above, the ube flavor is very mild so I didn't put any syrup on it and instead opted to sprinkle powdered sugar. Also, the complete list of ingredients is indeed listed above.

not sure why it's taken us things long...but awesome blog! def. most humorous. have you worked with ube powder...the package doesn't say how much water to use to reconstitute.

not sure why it's taken us so long, but awesome blog! definitely most humorous. have you worked with powdered ube? the package doesn't state how much water to use

you're so funny! ill come back and will read more of your posts! :)

I am so happy to find your blog. I just ate some store-bought ube ice cream which had great flavor but my fellow diners laughed at me when I smiled with blue-colored teeth and lips! The manufacturer must have added a lot of food coloring... I will attempt to make your version of blueberry ice cream minus the blueberry and if the flavor comes out the same or better than store bought, I thank you!!! I will try your pancake recipe too.

It seems that I am reading a nice funny joke but have learned a purple strange recipe while enjoying the lines of joke. Your way of writing is awesome , one can't get bored. Would try to find this purple yam in the super market, have not seen yet on some local store , any ways lot of thanks



Eng Bee Tin Ube hopia has artificial food colors and is banned by US FDA under import alert 45-02 per web page :\

Ube and Prince! Makes sense to me. This looks really good.

Your articles support me a lot in all mediums of subjects.

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