Ube pizza unveiled at Spinning Dough in California
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ube pizza anyone? Fil-Am restaurant unveils this purple craze

Spinning Dough in California also serves longganisa pizza, promising a nostalgic taste of home
/ 08:31 PM March 13, 2024

Ube pizza anyone? Fil-Am owned restaurant unveils this viral purple craze

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Spinning their way to pizza goodness, this food haven in Oakland, California, offers a flavorful delight you never knew existed — ube pizza.

Surely, this pizza joint is spinning dough and heads alike. It’s not just ordinary dough – it’s a purple creation topped with delightful ingredients. 

Spinning Dough owner, Chef Jeff Chin, is whirling his culinary magic and turning Bay Area’s growing love for ube (purple yam) into an obsession that’s worth all the buzz.

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Introducing ube pizza in May 2023, he saw the increasing ube-flavored foods thriving around the Bay Area. 

“I did a little research and looked around and said, ‘hey, I’ve never heard of anybody making an ube pizza before. Let’s try that,’” Chin said.

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What makes this purple marvel special?

Not just your average dough, this ube pizza comes with béchamel sauce, scallions, red onions, homemade sausage, ube ricotta cheese and medley potatoes, all sitting atop an ube-infused crust.

One TikTok review raved about how every bite transports you to paradise. “After taking that first bite, we were blown away by the perfect combination of ingredients.”

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Earning a 4.6 rating on Yelp, it’s clear proof that customers can’t get enough of this novelty. “The ube pizza was surprisingly pretty good!! It’s a mixture between savory and sweet. The caesar salad was really goooooood,” shared one Yelp reviewer.

Beyond the ube craze

But there’s more. Another innovation that screams “We’re Pinoy” is his longganisa pizza. With classic Filipino breakfast foods as toppings, such as egg, tomato, fried garlic and longganisa, there’s a twist — you’ll have to dip it in vinegar.

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Other specials like Eatsbyrachel Berry Pizza, Seafood Pizza and Soppressata making up just a portion of their sumptuous menu, Spinning Dough is a living testament to culinary creativity.

Behind every great food is a good story. Chef Chin’s journey took a turn in January 2023 after he suffered a heart attack. His resilience and passion for his craft and community helped him overcome this setback. 

Chef Chin was forced to close the restaurant following his hospitalization, but he came back in March 2023 stronger than ever. 

“I want to continue to serve food,” Chin said. “It makes me happy to see people come in, enjoy the food that I make for them and say it’s good.”

If you’re ready for a nostalgic taste of home with a sprinkle of purple magic, head to Spinning Dough at 2935 Market St, Oakland, California.

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