Move over, matcha. Ube is the latest flavor taking hold in O.C. The sweet purple yam from the Philippines has made its way into many of our favorite desserts and drinks.
Ube Latte and Waffles
Basilur Tea & Coffee, Buena Park
Ube Bingsoo (Korean shaved ice)
Cafe Bora, Buena Park
Ube Cookies and Dalgona Cream Latte
Dough & Arrow, Costa Mesa
Ube Japanese Cheesecake
Fluffie Japanese Cheesecake, Westminster
Ube “Cakies” (Twinkie-inspired dessert)
Jae NYC Eats, food truck
Ube Butter, Cookies, Cake, and More
Kitchen 1726, delivery only
MFK by Aysee, Anaheim
Paderia Bakehouse, Fountain Valley
Polar Playground, Huntington Beach
Ube Taiyaki (fish-shaped cake) soft serve
Sunmerry Bakery, Irvine
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