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The kinampay, or purple ubi, of Bohol is very special. An old folk-tale teaches us how it obtained this special quality. To remember when you taste a delicious ubi cake, or enjoy your ubi ice-cream.

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Glenn wrote:
Friday, 10 February 2017 06:13:09 PHT
My grandmother was raised in a city she called Gindulman. Was trying to find our connection with Ohana/family there. Last name Likong, Licong, lecong, Morillo, Olayer/Olaayer/Olaaer. And on my mom side Amoguis and Tinaco. I just remember my grandma talking about the "chocolate hills" of Bohol and the little tarsier and the white sand beaches. Stories of Sikatuna...and the Escrimadors in our family. She told me one day need to find my Pinoy roots...and be proud to be Boholano from Gindulman...
Glenn wrote:
Friday, 10 February 2017 06:03:46 PHT
I live in Hawaii was born and raised in California...but I have fond memories of eating my grandma's meriendss. One of my favorites was what's she called maruya kinampay. I just know it had grated ube and banana fried in a batter....then dusted with powdered! massarap! Now living in Hawaii where my mom's family is from..we use the Okinawan sweet potato as a substitute. Was wondering if they are similar. I use it and make ice cream and pie too with what we call Haupia which is a Hawaiian dessert something like a coconut cream custard. So as we say in Hawaiian Ono!
Franz Labad wrote:
Monday, 30 January 2012 12:34:43 PHT
Go to market days of towns like baclayon, albur, dauis, panglao to get the kinampay but be warned because they easily get out of stock. We only have a brief season of kinampay which start November until January or February. You could also go to a barrio here in Baclayon called Kambanak, they have many planters there and they could also teach you how to plant ube kinampay because it is very hard to grow them. By the way if you want to taste Ube Jam made from Kinampayl, come visit my place at baclayon. Just ask for Bohol House of Ube of Mama Nena's Ube Jam. We also have other products like Ube Pastillas and Ube Ice cream to name some. You could check my facebook and like me at
DHAN HOPE wrote:
Sunday, 17 July 2011 04:13:31 PHT
I am looking for best kinampay ube variety, any body can help me where can i buy? , i am planning to make ube plantation, i have 15 hectares in iloilo , 2 hours drive from iloilo international airport. please help me my email add is Thanks to ur unparallel concerned. Best Regards Dhan Hope
crstina esperanza wrote:
Saturday, 16 July 2011 19:06:45 PHT
Your comment im looking for a suppliers of ube kinampay...can u help me. thank u
Michael B wrote:
Thursday, 10 February 2011 18:16:47 PHT
Hello there... where could i buy ubeng kinampay seedling? or ubeng kinampay that could be planted? mu mom is asking me to find her... she wanted to plant an ubeng kinampay... i'm located in batangas but willing to travel to manila or nearby provinces just to find and purchase "ubeng kinampay" if anybody could help me, just email me... thanks and appreciated it.. :)
Idoy wrote:
Friday, 24 November 2006 10:44:57 PHT
Some info on Kinampay and ubi: 1. Kinampay is a kind of ubi, the most expensive kind. There seems to be several kinds of ubi that are named Kinampay. I agree that the Kinampay found in Dauis, Panglao, Tagbilaran, Corella and other southwestern towns of Bohol have excellent eating quality. 2. Ube is the Luzon equivalent of ubi. Other names are uhi (Hawaii); nam (Thailand); ubi, owe, hubi, ohi, huwi (Malaysia); iwi, wiwi, wili (northern Borneo); lame, gusuo, heri, heli (some Indonesian islands). 3. Botanical name of ubi is Dioscorea alata. Common English names include greater yam, Asian wing-stemmed yam, red yam, purple yam, white yam, water yam, 10 month yam. 4. Kinampay is susceptible to many diseases and difficult to grow because of this. 5. Like you, I like Kinampay. There'll be lots of Kinampay tubers this December to January, the usual harvest time.
Analie wrote:
Thursday, 5 January 2006 12:38:50 PHT
Bohol Ube Kinampay is really sweet with aroma fragrance that will surely drive you crazy! I love eating it and even crave for more satisfaction....Indeed! its one of Bohol's pride that every Boholanos could be proud of not just here in the Philippines but also abroad....As an avid kinampay fan and a concerned Boholana I make ube kinampay as a subject for our feasibility study. This study is venturing on establishing a plantation that aim to increase supply of ube kinampay in the entire province. I know the Boholanos are more than willing to cooperate and share their ideas towards the success and realization of this study... Trully Bohol is a little paradise, you would be impressed with its white beaches, beautiful spots,fantastuc creatures and the friendly and hospitable Boholanos! AND I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM A BOHOLANA!!!
Girlie wrote:
Tuesday, 25 October 2005 02:41:14 PHT
I guess it's because of the ube thing there and the other ingredients...But, can anybody send me a recipe of kinampay and calamay in Bohol good for 6 person, pleasssseee...Thank you very much...This is GIRLIE 18 y.o from Las PInas city...Thank you very much.
Lukarette wrote:
Saturday, 6 August 2005 00:21:28 PHT
Been to Bohol and was much impressed by its pristine waters, nature's bounty for the eyes as well as the tummy, and the laid-back ambiance which simple folks would surely enjoy. I hope the boholanos would keep Bohol as it is...please don't make it another metro...I love Bohol and would gladly set up a house there if i could.
Cisco wrote:
Wednesday, 4 May 2005 12:15:11 PHT
My dear fellow Boholanos, thank you for the detail story about the "Kinampay". Here's sweet kinampay grow, blessed with white sandy beaches nanan-nanan-nana-na. I wish,I did not forget my most favorite song,yes we are truly blessed by the good angel bigtime. Please do take good care of our dear home Bohol for we all certainly belong to Bohol,keep our hospitality humble as usual . The good Angels are not far around, and they will poure more goodies hundred times better than the sweet kinampay. Kindly share us any info. How to get kinampay in the USA or any form of mail order. Ube ice cream here in Florida can't replaced our craving for kinampay. 150% Boholano jud ko, Cisco B. Cannon
Pyro wrote:
Friday, 4 March 2005 08:53:59 PHT
It is delicuios and fragrant because it is made by pure ube and indiginous ingredients...... but ube kinampay(ube jam, halayang ube)is also produced and manufactured here in baguio, which is as delicious and fragrant as the ube jam of bohol.....
kiluwa wrote:
Thursday, 25 November 2004 18:10:28 PHT
Ihave no coment but iwant to know the scientific name of the violet ubi,and also the chemical composition.
Laarni wrote:
Wednesday, 17 November 2004 22:00:51 PHT
Pls. share me the recipe of calamay. my friends would love that. Thanks

I would really love to share some recipes especially our traditional food or delicacy. Unfortunately, I don't have the exact ingredients and procedures. If somebody can tell me how to make the calamay of thier own, especially in Jagna, it would be very much appreciated--Rodelyn.

melrose owens wrote:
Friday, 15 August 2003 09:17:45 PHT
could you give me a recipe of calamay?

I would love to share you or to anybody the recipe on how to make the calamay especially from Jagna, Bohol. But unfortunately, I dont have the proper ingredients and the exact measurements of it by my now. Perhaps, if I have the time to come to Jagna next time when we will be back to Bohol, I'd try to ask the makers of the calamay about how they make it.----Lyn

Lyn wrote:
Monday, 21 April 2003 13:39:03 PHT
Ube jam or mashed kinampay so delicious,it reminds me my batch ,she cooked and serve for her visitor we enjoy eating ube jam while swimming at the ocean in thier backyard ,hope everyone have a chance to taste ithello to u evelyn calidro in baclayon mingaw deri , thanks website owner .
Chivy wrote:
Saturday, 1 February 2003 12:34:36 PHT
I was there in Bohol last Jan 8-27, 2003 and I regret not visiting this site while I was there, I could've taken a picture of kinampay coz we always have them on Dec and Jan. (harvest season for kinampay) used to help my parents plant kinampay since I was a girl until my college years, our little farm stopped when my father migrated here in USA and most of us followed. All I remember is, it gets ripe when it has grown to a size of an adult root & the skin turns brown starting at the top and going clear down to the bottom, the juvenille root/tuber is sort of tranluscent purple rather than brown. We clean it, put the whole roots in a pot of water and boil it until a fork easily pierces the tuber to its center, then cool it til u can handle it comfortably then slice it, and best dip it with latic. Latic is a sweetened cooked coconut milk, and camote is what u call here SWEET POTATO. During our town fiesta most of the houses make UBE JAM- mashed kinampay with milk, its soooo delicious. Hope I give Jeff the answers, it may not be the right explanations but at least u got some ideas, thats the way we do it at home. Of course you can ask the webmaster for some more answers too, im sure he got some.
Jeff wrote:
Thursday, 23 January 2003 12:34:22 PHT
Forgot to ask what are comotes?

I don't even know what is comotes but kamote"camotes maybe" is a sweet potato--Rodelyn

jeff wrote:
Thursday, 23 January 2003 12:30:49 PHT
Going to Cebu and Bohol soon. Hope to try this. A picture would bee good. When is it ripe? How best to prepare? What is latic? Salamat.
Sarah Fulguirinas wrote:
Thursday, 26 December 2002 10:13:36 PHT
I liked the story. However for foreigners like me it would be even better if you could include a picture, if not then at least line drawings of the Kinampay. In New Zealand children study different countries but it is done by doing projects on the country either individually or in groups especially in years 5 to 8 of the primary (elementary) school level. If done in groups then each group is assigned a different aspect of the country to study. This could come under food, or agriculture or folk tales. It would be a welcome part of any assignment apart from not knowing what kinampay would be in English and thus having to go elsewhere to find it. I like the fact that one can print off the information.

Thanks for the feedback. I have a picture of Kinampay somewhere, will dig it up, scan it, and add it to the page. It is nice to see that our website attracts so many schools world wide (and students, saying that my information is helpful for their projects). I'll try to get some more information that is helpful or interesting for primary school students, such as what a school day is like on Bohol. There is actually a picture of a rural public school in the Philippines and of children in the place, and actually a lot of items related to daily life with more to come. Here in Holland, there is a project with schools, in which a Dutch primary school shares things with a school in Bohol. Some other themes you can suggest: transport; houses; and daily program...

I don't know of an English name for Kinampay, normally yam is used for it, but that is also used for a number of related varieties. I would say purple yam.--Jeroen.

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