These bakeries, restaurants and scoop shops in Singapore dole out delightful ube and purple sweet potato desserts: think gelatos, tarts, puddings and croissants.
Ube (also known as purple yam) and purple sweet potato have many savoury uses – be it deployed as part of a colourful medley of roasted vegetables or as a vivid take on regular mashed potatoes. But these ingredients also shine when incorporated into sweet dishes: be it gelatos, buns or pastries.
Adored for its vibrant purple colour and slightly nutty, vanilla-like taste, ube has a long history in Filipino cuisine, where it’s been harnessed for generations to make traditional desserts. The humble tuber has been steadily finding its way into global kitchens and has even been dubbed as one of the food trends to watch in 2023. Meanwhile, purple sweet potatoes tend to be mildly sweet, yield a luscious creamy texture when cooked and are rich in antioxidants.
From delicious gelatos and decadent tarts to squishy buns and crispy croissants, read on to find out where to score yourself some ube and purple sweet potato treats.