ube cake with buttercream stripes
Cakes | Friendzone | Icing

Ube cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

Ube cake is one of the most beloved Filipino cakes. It is made from ube, or purple yam. Purple yam is a tuber or root crop that is vivid purple, hence the name. Ube-flavored desserts are so popular in the Philippines and are currently making a splash in the US. It´s all over my Instagram […]

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homemade flour tortillas
Bread | Family Table

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

We eat a lot of fajitas, wraps, soft tacos and shawarma at home. We usually buy tortilla wraps from the grocery, but I have always wanted to make these from scratch at home. Of course, making homemade flour tortillas will take some time, but it tastes way better than what we buy. Bonus as well […]

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gyoza
Appetizers | Family Table

Gyoza (Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings)

Whenever I am in a Japanese restaurant and gyoza is on the menu, I always order it. Who cares if I won’t be able to finish my main course? I first tasted Japanese gyoza when I was already working in Manila. There was this Japanese fast-food restaurant just at the back of our office where […]

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