Digest Step Up to the Plate

November 23, 2014

Story By: Alana Folen | Photos by: Rachel Breit


When it’s time to gather everyone together for a good meal, there’s no better place to bring friends and family than YogurStory. Conveniently located on Keeaumoku Street, this contemporary eatery boasts a cafe-like atmosphere with menu offerings that make mouths water. A popular favorite is YogurStory’s Ube Pancakes, courtesy of executive chef Brandon Stover. It’s not your average pancake. Are you ready for a taste of ultimate perfection?

Ube Pancakes are a part of a story that captures your attention, as Filipino flair is infused into each hot cake. More specifically, ube is implemented into the purple sauce doused atop the pancakes.

Ube is Filipino sweet potato that is similar to Okinawan sweet potato.

“The idea came to me because I love Okinawan sweet potato and I also love coconut. One day, I was thinking how I could put these two together, and this was the end result,” says Stover.

An instant hit, the pancakes, with a vibrant pop of purple, are sweet yet not as sweet as they appear. The dish can be enjoyed solo or shared among others without resulting in an intense sugar high. According to Chef, “the preparation is top secret!”

The semi-sweet sauce consists of ube and coconut milk, making it rich, creamy and delicious. The dish is a YogurStory staple, and

Stover accentuates the signature ube flavor that many locals have grown up with. “All of the ingredients play a part in this dish. For instance, Okinawan sweet potato adds density to the fluffy pancakes to create the perfect balance. Also, the natural starches from the ube help to create the right texture of sauce.”


815 Keeaumoku St. Ste. 105, Honolulu
Tuesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch)
Tuesday-Friday, 5-9:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m. (dinner)
Note: Parking is available on both sides of the restaurant.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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