Friday Craving: Michelle's Homemade Putong Ube

Last Friday, I suddenly had this weird craving for... Putong Ube. Oh how I daydreamed about those tiny, pillow-y, rice cakes cooked with our native ube (yam). Of course, no other store can make it better than Michelle's. I used to visit their store along Gilmore street or Papa would buy a box home for us to enjoy.

I searched online to look for a store closest to my office and I was surprised that their main branch was actually just a stone's throw away from where I work!! Thus, on my way home, I asked Paul if we can make a brief stop at Libertad street for me to buy a box of Michelle's Homemade Putong Ube to satisfy my craving. Luckily, he said yes! YAY!

The store wasn't hard to find, if you're familiar with California Square Garden and Galileo Enoteca then you'll be able to locate Michelle's Homemade Putong Ube in no time.It's located at the corner of Kanlaon and Domingo M Guevara (formerly known as Libertad) streets.

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Arriving at the store 15 minutes before closing, I was lucky to be able to get the very last box of Putong Ube (Php. 130/box of 25). A girl who came a few minutes after me sadly left the store empty-handed. They actually have a lot of items available in the store but majority still loves their Putong Ube. After all, this wouldn't be part of the store's name if they're not extremely proud of it.

Aside from the Purple Yam (Ube) flavor, they also have rice cakes in Cheese, Pandan and Mascuvado (brown sugar).

puto ube 2

As soon as I got home, I carefully opened the warm box and savored the delicious smell of freshly cooked Putong Ube. Mouthwatering! I had a couple of tiny pieces in one sitting and enjoyed the buttery ube flavor on the soft rice cakes that goes so well with a hot cup of coffee. I love this flavor yet I hope they can try a new variation where they add a strip of salty cheese on top of the Putong Ube. Yum!

One box is not enough!! We had a few more after dinner and finished off the box for breakfast the next day. Our box of 25 was not enough for the two of us! Will definitely get the box of 50 on our next return.

Michelle's Homemade Putong Ube is located at Reyes Gym, 24 Domingo M. Guevara St., Mandaluyong City (formerly Libertad St.). Click here for their list of mall outlets. Call them at 531-2539 or 0917-UBE PUTO.

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