A distinctly violet food item from the Philippines has been growing in popularity in the United States in recent years.
Locally known as ube (pronounced oo-beh), the Philippine purple yam first gained widespread exposure in the U.S. with more Filipino restaurants incorporating the ingredient into their menus.
The soft and sweet confectionery comes from Felissimo, which makes them by hand with careful attention to replicating the Japanese dog’s likeliness.
Xiao long bao, also known as XLB or soup dumplings, typically holds soup and meat wrapped in white dough, but a restaurant in Queens has turned the traditional dumpling into a dessert.
Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, a Chinese restaurant located in the neighborhood of Flushing in Queens, New York, offers what is called Nutella XLB.