Thanks to (couple) friends who brought and introduced me to this yummy purple yam cake (otherwise known as “dioscorea alata cake” >>> that being the scientific name and “ube cake” >>> that’s easier!) in my post-birthday celebration last weekend. Its mid layer is real ube halaya (purple yam) and a strand injected to the icing as well. I can’t believe that this rare find in Abu Dhabi has been out of my radar for too long. Better late than never.
To order, you may call 0504925624. They don’t deliver though, it has to be picked up near Al Wahda Mall.
I’m currently home for a short vacation and it’s amazing how much we did the past few days. That goes to say how much we were going around. From Laguna to Davao (it’s good to be back after my 2003-2004 visits) to Surigao to Butuan to Manila-Laguna. We attended a wedding of a very good friend held in South of the Philippines and it follows that we did a little sidetrip to nearby places. All in all it was a mixture of urban and rural experiences. That made me realize how important it is to be genuinely flexible. We had a lot of fun, especially that we had new discoveries about the hidden beauty of the Philippines… our country is full of surprises.
While I’m still sorting photos, I’m afraid that I won’t have enough time to blog (soon) once I’m back to Abu Dhabi. Hence, here’s a peek to the fun-filled past days that zoomed like a blast:
(One stretch of Abu Dhabi’s enchanting desert, on our way to Yas Island. Did you see the plane?)
We decided to have a quick getaway last weekend to get a much deserved breather. We thought that Yas Rotana would be so quiet since the grand prix (Formula 1) is still months away. But it was reasonably jovial, just the way we needed.
I hosted a baby shower recently and attempted my first diaper cake. If you’re a regular to this blog, you probably know how much I value presents with personal touch, the priceless gift of time that comes with that. “Cooking” a diaper cake seemed intimidating at the beginning. But I thought that this must be fun and it really was. Thanks to the free tutorial videos (don’t fall for those who ask you to pay for it) that psyched me that it’s doable in less than an hour. While I am not an expert in preparing diaper cakes, I’d like to share my first “baking” experience of this kind that it may encourage you to whip one in the future.