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Filipino ube desserts the next big thing in Toronto

Ube might be the next big thing in Toronto, if the line-up outside Tito Ron's is any indicator. Move over matcha! These sweet purple yams are a favourite ingredient in Filipino treats, ranging from traditional desserts like halo halo to brand new creations like ice cream sundaes and Rice Krispie squares.

Here are some of the awesome ube treats starting to pop up in Toronto.

Turon ice cream sundae at Tito Ron's
The Kensington Market vendor douses Magnolia ice cream in a condensed milk mango sauce and decorates it with ube and plantain-filled spring rolls, crush plantain chips and ube cookies.

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Mini ube-filled ensaymada from Golden Bakeshop
The Filipino bakery in Etobicoke sells miniature sweet buns with filled with ube.

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Fried chicken and ube waffles from Platito
Toronto's newest Filipino brunch spot introduced these violet waffles topped with fried chicken.

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Ube leche flan from Lamesa
Finish off a feast of lechon kawali and chicken adobo with this purple yam custard.

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Ube squares from Tripl3 Baked
The bakeshop in Markham offers an ube-infused take on the nostalgic Rice Krispie treat.

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Halo Halo from Max's Restaurants
A scoop of ube ice cream tops this scrumptious-looking dessert, which features a medley of tropical fruit jellies, beans and shaved ice.

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Puto from Kanto by Tita Flips
Call ahead to place order for steamed rice cakes from this Filipino food stand at Market 707.

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Ube cakes from Lola's Kusina
This is the perfect birthday cake for the ube-obsessed. Advance orders only.

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Ube waffles from Pinoy Waffles
Try fresh waffle sticks stuffed with purple yam from this vendor at Pacific Mall.

Photos in order of appearance by Hector Vasquez, @goldenbakeshop, @chewtoronto, @tastebytes, @tripl3baked, @clodafoodie, @titaflips@lolas_kusina@feedthebearblog.


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