Ube? Uh, nay…

I’m not sure if I put enough of the Ube extract into my latte. I’m going to have to go back to the Asian store and get some of the dried and grated Ube. And maybe some of the frozen purees as well. Because the extract doesn’t really have an amazing flavor.

I don’t my SO that I was disappointed because I remember the Ube flavor tasting nicer in some of the things I’ve tried before. I had an Ube shake at a Filipino restaurant before and some kind of Ube bread as well. Recently, over the Christmas holiday, my niece made some Ube pancakes from Trader Joe’s that were really delicious.

This was … not what I expected. Again, maybe I didn’t put enough of the flavoring into the latte. I did green tea as the base then added some cream and Ube extract then sweetener. It had a pretty look to it as I was making it and the extract smells VERY strongly. My SO tried a sip and didn’t think it tasted awful, so it might really be the not enough extract problem.

I’ve been craving some Filipino foods lately. I need to make some chicken or pork adobo, lumpia, and pancit. I also love bagnet or lechon kawali, but it’s always been a bit hard for me to recreate at home. I didn’t get to have a ton of my Filipino culture in my life growing up, but the food was definitely one of the few things my parents introduced me to when I was little.

The Philippine Islands are definitely a place that I’d like to visit someday, but it seems like COVID and other world events make that something that will be on the back burner for a bit. I think I lost my citizenship at some point. (Not entirely sure how that worked since I was adopted and naturalized as a US citizen when I was an infant.)

Until I can fund a global trip, I guess I’ll have to research and find someplace local to check out. Does anyone else like Filipino food?

Published by Erin Seto

Southern Peach 🍑, in her 30’s - Artist 🎨 + Bibliophile 📚 + Geek 🎮 + Nerd 👓 + Animal-Lover 🐾 + Bipolar Disorder 💢 x Anxiety 😨 x PTSD 💣÷ DBT Therapy ✨ + Mental Health Matters 🧠 = ME 👩🏽

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