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Padma Lakshmi features Pinoy food in 'Taste the Nation' on Disney+

Host and author Padma Lakshmi featured Filipino culture in the United States in the episode Ube in the Bay in season 2 of her series Taste the Nation, which streams on Disney+. She also talked to Ginger Lim-Dimapasok, who owns Cafe 86, which has seven locations.

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Ube Is More Than Just A Trend, It’s Here To Stay

Google the word “ube” and dozens, if not hundreds, of articles will pop up explaining the Filipino purple yam.

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3 of a Kind: How Ube Is Bringing Sweet Flavor and Color to the Dessert Table

What started as a recipe concocted on the fly has turned into the most sought-after item at this cozy cafe. Hint: It’s bread pudding with an unexpected twist.

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Bringing the Filipino favorite

Ube is a staple in most Filipino desserts. She said that the color usually shocks people at first, but they’re pleasantly surprised by the taste when they try it.

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Ube Pie Recipe

This recipe is adapted from Café 86 in Artesia, Calif., where co-owner Ginger Dimapasok serves an ube pie that’s particularly popular around Thanksgiving.

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Ginger Lim Dimapasok champions Filipino flavors in the US

Cooking and baking have always been something I was passionate about, but doing it as a business wasn't something I envisioned especially after having kids.

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All about ube: How one foodie is bringing the Filipino favorite to the main stage

For the past five years, Cafe 86 in Southern California has taken Instagram by storm with its unique desserts that all include one main ingredient: ube, or purple yam.

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Modern filipina/o/x american narratives, projects, and work.

As an entrepreneur and mother, Ginger is always working towards finding that balance and setting priorities helps. Having grown with the business, her children understand that Café 86 is part of their lives and have even become involved in it.

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East Bay's New Ube-Centric Cafe

The East Bay’s new ube-centric cafe is drawing huge crowds. Here’s what to order

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SoCal-Based Pinay Pastry Chef Wins Food Network’s ‘Chopped Sweets’’

Ginger Lim-Dimapasok, the owner of  ube-centric bakery Café 86, triumphed during the Monday, March 16 episode of “Chopped Sweets” entitled “Carnival Crunch Time.”

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The 25 Most-Instagrammable Dishes in L.A.

It’s all about the ube —a popular purple yam that hails from the Philippines — at this Ube centric cafe.

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Ube Desserts You Need In Your Life Right Now!

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.

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This LA Cafe's Taking the Purple Dessert Craze to the Next Level

Ube -- the purple yam that’s been cropping up in everything from purple-kissed soft serve to $100 donuts -- has become the centerpiece at LA’s Cafe 86, a coffee and tea house that specializes in ube desserts.

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Filipino Dishes to Try Around LA

Zagat shows you where these new Ube Filipino Dishes can be Found in the LA Area

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10 Drool-Worthy LA Eats You Need To Try ASAP

At Cafe 86, purple is the new...well, everything! This colorful cafe has almost every ube dessert imaginable

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Ube Dreams Come True at the New Cafe 86

Filipino flavors come to life at the new Cafe 86, a California-based tea, coffee, and dessert shop from James and Ginger Dimapasok now open in Spring Valley.

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This Cafe Has Some Seriously Good Ube Desserts

If you need a serious ube dessert fix, Cafe 86 has not one, but several delicious twists on the purple yam sweets.

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Meet Ginger Lim-Dimapasok of Cafe 86

A sit Down Interview with Owner of Cafe 86 Ginger Dimapasok

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Filipino Desserts With Cafe 86

Ginger Lim Dimapasok, owner of Café 86 and recently crowned Champion of Food Network’s Chopped Sweets competition?

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Cafe 86

Dedicated to serving the purest teas, coffees and delectable desserts, Café 86 provides their customers with the freshest offerings for savoring.

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Café 86 Brings Star Power to Northridge

Helmed by the husband and wife team of James and Ginger Dimapsok, one of Café 86’s proprietors may seem a bit familiar.

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Cafe 86 Opens in Union City

UNION CITY, CA — Cafe 86, a Southern California chain that also has a shop in Las Vegas, has chosen Union City for its first Northern California location.

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Tikim Fest

Tikim is the Tagalog word for Taste Read about talented Filipino and Filipino-American chefs giving you a taste of our Filipino cuisine.

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My First Ube Experience: Café 86

On my most recent trip back to LA, I got to check Cafe 86 off my list. This cafe specializes in drinks and desserts made with ube, which is a type of purple yam similar to taro or sweet potato.

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