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    ciki
    July 23, 2010

    because popeye he say.. I yam what i yam:p

    We love this ice-cream in KL because it is not just sweet, but slightly salty. totally delectable on a hawt hawt day!!

    happy #followfriday dahlink;)

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      Not sure if I’d like salty ice cream!

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    Tim
    July 23, 2010

    Ube ice cream is an absolute requirement in Halo Halo!

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      Yes it is indeed. I’ll have to cover halo halo soon then eh?! :)

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    lainie liberti
    July 23, 2010

    Your ube ice cream pales in comparison to all the strange flavors available here in Guatemala. We’ve had (I am not kidding) avocado ice cream, carrot ice cream, beer ice cream, tomato ice cream and no, none of my friends, my child nor I had the guts to try the fish ice cream.. (I kid you not) The ube ice cream sounds amazing compared to that. 😉

    Oh, forgot to mention. Best Avocado shake in the world can be had in Morocco! Just in case you guys find yourselves there!

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      Ube ice cream is, shall we say the best of a bad bunch. They have avocado shakes here, they are alright. But no great. Carrot, beet, tomato … and fish ice cream … I’ll let you keep some of those over there :)

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    jessiev
    July 23, 2010

    looks yummy!

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      It’s one of the better ones alright!

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    Barbara
    July 23, 2010

    Ube’s good, but another local flavor that sounds bad but is really good is sweet corn. Have you tried that?

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      Now there’s one I forgot about. I’ve seen it, and tasted it a long time ago. I think, it was up in Sagada. Not seen it around here though. But, I’ll keep an eye out thanks!

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    Marnie Alvez
    July 23, 2010

    A must-try for you is the Ube jam in Baguio =) best ones are those made by the Good Shepherd Sisters. Really rich and creamy! No preservatives and must be consumed in less than a week. I can consume 1 medium size bottle in one sitting if I don’t restrain myself haha.

    Oh for me the best ice cream in the Philippines is Mango flavor!

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      I’m not surprised they make an ube jam! Good to know its preservative free! Hard thing to get around here.

      Mango … hmmmm. I’ve tasted the Mango “ice” as in water ice, not seen any local “ice cream” versions though. I’ll keep an eye out the next time I see an ice cream man!

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    Janet
    July 23, 2010

    i looove anything ube! Mango used to be my favorite ice cream here but it’s definitely changed to ube. I also love avocado ice cream (mentioned fr a commenter above) but I don’t really see it around here.. I’ve only had it in the states when I buy from oriental food stores 😛

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      The Longest Way Home
      July 25, 2010

      Another avocado ice cream lover! I’ve never seen it?! Maybe it’s only in the big mall? I asked over the weekend but just got some dumb stares. Worth investigating?!

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    Dan @ LaGuardia Airport Parking
    July 26, 2010

    I’M a chocolate lover, but I’d trade it for ube ice cream some days. Love the flavor, but there are some over-sweetened ones that seems to totally remove the distinctive ube flavor. Selecta, when it was still in the hands of the Arces, used to have the best ube ice cream. Now, it’s hard to find a good one, I guess, but I’m sure there are some emerging small brands out there – Filipinos just can’t do without ube ice cream.

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    Kay
    September 20, 2010

    General rule of thumb in the Philippines — if it’s mass produced and commercialized, they usually cheat with the ingredients in order to keep costs down. A lot of Filipinos would rather sacrifice good quality than pay higher prices.
    For good local brands that have ube and other tropical flavors like avocado and mango, try Arce Dairy (comes in a gold can, ube has a lighter color than usual) or Fruits in Ice Cream (F.I.C.) it’s a bit more upscale (but by no means posh!) than Selecta or Nestle, but they’re all available in major supermarkets

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      The Longest Way Home
      September 21, 2010

      Thanks Kay. It’s good to know there are some non artificial brands of Ube ice cream out there. I still like the local ice cream man’s homemade version. Not sure what’s in there. But I am tasting a distinctly yam like taste. Something the commercial brands don’t seem to have!

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    ervin
    November 19, 2010

    when avocado is in season, some of the ice cream vendors peddling in manila will have avocado flavored ice cream. Arce avocado ice cream is a must try though. it is rich and creamy. it is available in supermarkets.

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      The Longest Way Home
      November 19, 2010

      I’ve yet to see this! Even many of the avocado milkshakes have frozen avocado rather than fresh. I’ve seen fresh Buko ice cream, Ube and Durian, but not avocado. It might also be a regional thing.

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    shirley
    November 30, 2010

    I like ice cream too, that ice cream looks yummy, My Philippine maid said ice cream in the Philippines is better than HK’s I always think she is so Patriotic,My mom is Thai, she said the ice cream in south east Asia is good because they demand more ice cream,the weather is hot in southeast Asia, therefore people in there love ice cream and it’s taste better, it is the fact.thank you.

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    Kendo
    September 16, 2011

    Top tip. If you’re comming to stay, bring an ice-cream maker. Bring a bread maker, too.

    K

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    Cha
    September 16, 2011

    You should have tried the ube jam from Baguio, that produced by Good Shepherd. The best!

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    Lisa
    September 30, 2011

    I grew up in the Philippines and this was a popular afternoon treat along with halo, halo and pandasal.

    It is a yummy treat and purple is my favorite color!

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    Dr. Dave
    November 16, 2012

    Ube Ice Cream will always hold a special place in my heart as I met my wife over ube ice cream.

    The short version: I was in an ice cream store in Cebu Philippines. As I was scanning the various flavors I noticed a purple colored one.

    Its sign said it was called “UBE.” Although I thought I was only thinking this I actually said it so all could hear… “What the heck is You-Bee?” Oops…

    Lucy was a customer in line ahead of me. She spun around and said, “It is not You-Bee it is Ube (oo-bay) and it is a root crop.” I bought her ice cream and five years later married her. :-)

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    Lexis
    February 12, 2013

    I know this is an old post but I had to comment, Ube is also very popular in Okinawa, Japan. Where I was in 2008 I loved Ube Ice cream, Ube pies, Ube filled puffs I ate Ube from everywhere I could find on the Island! My local Asian market had Ube and I make a kickin’ Ube pie for the holidays. I might try to make Ube Ice Cream this summer.

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