Bet You Didn’t Know Mini Stop Sells a Kickass Ube MilkshakeSeptember 1, 2014
- Pamela CortezWords
I have an unhealthy love for all things taro, and all things ube. When I was younger, I hated the starchiness of tubers, but grew to slowly grow fond of them, until it turned into an obsession. I always enjoyed their inherent sweetness, which only ever needed a bit of sugar, and was amazed at how versatile they were, whether sweet or savory. There are creamy taro puffs, always with a crisp outer shell, halayang ube which you eat with a spoon and nothing else. But my one of my favorite version of taro is the drinkable, slurpable kind. Their concentrated flavor enhances my guilty pleasure of milk tea, and if they’re ground up in it, it is a textural delight. Don’t get me started on Quickly—their taro slush and taro pudding combination is an addiction of mine that I can’t seem to get rid of.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that Mini Stop has been serving Ube Chillz, which I have never discovered until a recent trip. At PHP 27 for 12oz and PHP 35 for the larger size, this is a crazy cheap version of my taro Quickly drink. The similarity in flavor is uncanny, and it is sweet without being cloying. The drink retains that ube flavor until the last drop, even when the slushy has become liquid. It is a perfect, refreshing snack, and can even come halo-halo style with toppings. I often crave for their iconic chicken, and now I’ve found the perfect dessert to end my meal. This stuff is crazy.