Where To Get Ube Champorado In Metro Manila


Now that the Ber months are here, we can expect that the weather will get colder at some point. It might not look like it right now but we’re bound to get there! And what better way is there to stay warm than with a bowl of good ol’ champorado?

But if you want to bring it up a notch, why not go for a bowl of ube champorado instead? Yes, you read that right! There’s such a thing as ube champorado and here are the five places in Metro Manila you can get it from!

1-3. Friends & Family, Providore, and Museum Cafe

The news of Boracay’s temporary closure was really a bummer for the island’s loyal tourists. It’s not only its world famous beaches that are missed, but so are its countless restaurants. But we have some good news! Lucky for those who are fans of Cha’s Cha’s, their famous ube champorado (complete with the danggit!) has been made available in three of its sister restaurants here in Manila!

So the next time you’re champorado cravings hit or you just want to give ube champorado a try, drop by Friends & Family, Providore, or Museum Cafe! And the best part is it’s now a regular menu item for all three restaurants!

Photo from Herl C.’s looloo review of Friends & Family

Those who have been to the Ayala Museum has surely seen the Museum Cafe. Offering modern Asian cuisine, Museum Cafe’s floor to ceiling glass windows and fancy interiors will surely entice you into having a meal inside.

Providore, on the other hand, has a cozier ambiance that will remind you of home. It first opened its doors two years ago and became known for its uncomplicated, back-to-basics Western-Filipino food.

Last and certainly not the least, Family & Friends is the youngest of this trio of restaurants. Opened just early this year, Friends & Family is a tropical themed restaurant and bar serving familiar, comforting Filipino fare! The ube champorado seems like a perfect fit to any of these three restaurants if you ask us!

“Ube Champorado was heavenly good!” says Russel F. in his looloo review for Friends & Family. “I like it because the broth is thick, and the ube flavor is prominent which I really like. I will surely go back for this.”

Friends & Family can be found on the G/F of the Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. corner 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Museum Cafe can be found on the 1/F of Greenbelt 4, Makati Ave., Ayala Center, Makati.

Providore can be found on the G/F of SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26 St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

4. Manam

Manam has been one of the go-to restaurants for those looking for the familiar comfort of Filipino food. But what sets Manam apart is its menu. Half of it offers classic Filipino dishes as we know them while the other half puts a twist on old favorites!

The champorado is no exception because it gets its very own twist in the form of the ube champorado! The ube champorado is one of the dishes Manam offers on its breakfast menu so make sure to dine at any of its branches from 7 a.m to 10 a.m. in order to try it out!

Manam can be found at these locations.

5. Flossom Kitchen + Cafe

Flossom Kitchen + Cafe has long been on the list of most IG-friendly restaurants in the metro. It’s not just because of their garden-themed interiors because the food is equally picture perfect! Take their version of the ube champorado as an example. The champorado is topped with a yema sauce and some macapuno, which contrast with its purple color!

Photo from Phantasm D.’s looloo review of Flossom Kitchen + Cafe

“I really enjoyed this version of champorado,” Felina Katrina Kaye A. says in her looloo review. “I was really surprised with how awesome it tasted. This is a must-try!”

“This is something new to me since champorado is normally chocolate-flavored. The ube champorado did not disappoint,” Phantasm D. adds in her own looloo review. “It was delightful and I enjoyed the contrast of flavors coming from the sweetness of the yema sauce and macapuno and the saltiness of the fish flakes. Delicious!

Flossom Kitchen + Cafe can be found on N. Averilla Street, San Juan.

Are there other restaurants here in the metro that serve ube champorado that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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Bella Javier

Bella is a lover of all things sweet, a multi-time winner of the timeless children’s party and icebreaker game, Name That Tune, and a self-proclaimed queen of wishful thinking. A wanderer whose hunger lasts 24/7 and a proud owner of an oldies playlist mixed with songs she can sing fluently but does not understand, she’ll choose neither Edward or Jacob when asked that same old question.