One does not simply leave the Summer Capital of the Philippines without its local yields such as Ube and Strawberry. These two are best known to be made as all-time favorite take-home goodies, Ube and Strawberry Jams. I bet you know where to find the best jam there is in Baguio.
But aside from delightful jams as byproducts, there are More than 15 Ways to enjoy Ube and Strawberry. North’s favorite homegrown produce is turned into mouthwatering recipes, prepared by professional and aspiring chefs around the city. This event was held last September 17, 2017, brought to you by SM City Baguio.
Various dishes were cooked and prepared on the spot while guests watch these chefs work their culinary magic. Guests seem to complete a full course meal, hopping from one participant cooking station to another, since great selection is offered – main course, salad, desserts, and refreshments.
Below is the list of Ube and Strawberry dishes cooked during the event
1- Strawberry Pan Seared Pork
2- Deep Fried Chicken with Salsa Served with Crispy Fries & Strawberry butter
3- Hearty Tuna and Green Salad Drizzled with Strawberry Vinaigrette
4- Ube Dumpling
5- Tres Leche
6- Sinigang with Ube
7- Ube Gnocchi with Malunggay and Cheesy Sauce
8- Ube filled turrones with butterscotch and langka sauce
9- Tinapa pockets with strawberry-mango salsa
10- Ube-buko streusel bars
11- Ube shepherd’s pie
12- Strawberry stuffed French toast
13- Beef and tofu skewers with chili-strawberry sauce
14- Strawberry panna cota with strawberry coulis
15- Fizzy strawberry basil lemonade
16- Ube Balls in Coconut Sago
17- Strawberry Salad
18- Purple Yam pancakes with Ube Ganache and Macapuno
It is Benguet’s pride to have this fresh local produce of fruits and vegetables. True enough that anyone can turn a typical recipe into something more special, given that creativity is one of its main ingredients.