Here is another New Youtube show, MYXers! Welcome to "Merienda," aka Snack Time. In this debut episode of "Merienda," influential content creator Caitlin Sakdalan of @befatbehappy visits Cafe 86 and takes us on an Ube adventure through some of the most popular items on their menu. See Caitlin's adventure below as she enters Ube heaven!
Caitlin Sakdalan is an influential content creator and the chief eating officer of @befatbehappy, her personal brand that is both a passionate exploration of all things FAT (aka Food And Travel) and call: to stay hungry to feed your appetite, feed your soul, and feed others.
Follow Caitlin: https://www.instagram.com/befedbehappy/
Cafe 86 is owned by Food Network’s Chopped Sweets Champion Chef Ginger Lin-Dimapasok. She was born and raised in Manila and grew up in a family that loved to cook. With her parent’s blessing, she left Manila to study Culinary Arts in NYC.
Cafe 86 incorporates Ube into every item on their menu, from their known foods to their delectable drinks. They have six locations across Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas.
Follow Cafe 86: https://www.instagram.com/cafe_86/
Follow Chef Ginger: https://www.instagram.com/gingaroo/
“Merienda,” aka Snack Time, is a part of MYX Global’s new Youtube content line-up. The show follows influential content creators in food and culinary arts who take us on a snack time journey to Filipino-owned restaurants where they explore the menu, talk to the Chefs, share their tasting reactions, and give us their recommendations.
I don't know if it's just me, but I can't go through my Instagram, Twitter, or Tik Tok feeds without a glimpse of that delicious purple yam we call Ube. At this point, I see it every day, so it might as well be my UBAE. Dad jokes, anyone? No? Ok, let's move on to the start of our possibly never-ending list of Ube desserts you need in your life right now!
In no particular order here we go...
Ube Bread Pudding from B Sweet in West Los Angeles and Downtown LA. If you live in LA and you haven't been here what are you doing?!
Ube Créme brûlée from Keepers in Downtown Los Angeles. I tried this decadent Ube masterpiece and 10 out of 10 would recommend.
Ube Bilog from Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream in London's Chinatown. This is Ube ice cream in between toasted pandesal. The perfect bread to ice cream ratio.
Ube Nawa from SNOICE in San Diego. This drink has an Okinawa blended base with brown sugar syrup, boba and topped with fluffy Ube whipped creme. This is a seasonal menu item, so I had to throw this in now. But don't worry, they have more Ube offerings.
Ube cookies from Brown Baked. These delicious cookies can be topped with white chocolate or oreo but even the plain cookies are incredibly delicious, I promise you!
Ube Truffles from Cafe 86. This masterpiece is a burst of Ube rolled into Oreo crumbles! As you can see below, they have a plethora of Ube selections on the menu.
Ube Macapuno Crinkles from Treat Yo'self Baked Goods. I know I shared some Ube cookies earlier, but there is always room for more, and these crinkles are it! FYI their whole crinkle selections are a must-try.
Ube upside-down pie from Ube Baby in Silverlake. Just look at that graham cracker crust on top tho! It comes in individual servings too. But you'd probably want a whole pie right?
Boba Ube Ice Cream from Magnolia. To round things off, here is something almost everyone can get their hands on. Magnolia says these are available at your local Asain market and selected Walmart Locations!
Cover Photo Courtesy of: Cafe 86