Ube is a purple yam that is extremely popular in the Philippines, and the vegetable is now more consistently being used in North America – with Manila Social Club's Ube donut being just one example of this fact.
The donut shop is owned by chef Bjorn, and is based in New York City, while also operating in Miami. Its Ube donut is an extension of its other luxury desserts, and contains Filipino purple yam that is made into the icing on the donut's glazed exterior – with the final topping being pearlized sugar.
The yam, which can be seen in the donut's filling and on the icing that sits on top of it, boasts a vivid purple color that is made with just the vegetable itself and without any food dyes.
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