Chera Amlag & Geo Quibuyen got their start running a monthly Filipino pop-up diner series in Seattle, WA. This gave Amlag the chance to introduce The Emerald City to ube dessert, a Filipino tradition. Before long, the pair opened Hood Famous Bakeshop, a full-on bakery dishing out not just ube but many other spectacular desserts. For some unique sweet things, don’t hesitate to try.
So, what exactly is ube cheesecake? It’s a dessert made from boiled purple yam and this vegetable’s natural sweetness pairs perfectly with a little added sugar for a saccharine dessert. Plus, it’s purple. Who doesn’t love foods that look as pretty as they taste? In addition to the cheesecake that put Hood on the map, they also dish up ube cookies and other traditional Filipino desserts like flan, tart, and shortbread. Looking for a dessert table that’s a little different? Book Hood Famous Bakeshop for your next event. Guests will love the chance to sample something new. Not to mention, they’ll love Instagram-ing these colorful, eye-pleasing sweets.
Ube Cheesecake - Given it’s the signature dessert, you’ve got to try it. You’ll love the mildly sweet, floral flavor and the delectable spongy texture.
Haupia Cups - A Hawaiian take on the cupcake? Yes, please. Coconut milk and flakes add some rich tropical flare to this delectable dessert.