The secret to Yogurstory’s famous Ube Pancakes

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Whether you’re craving something sweet or savory, Yogurstory is a popular brunch spot with a variety of unique dishes you don’t want to miss. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is learning the secrets behind its famous Ube Pancakes and Prime Rib Loco Moco.

Yogurstory offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, providing a large selection of pancakes, waffles, and local food with a touch of Asia. The restaurant prides itself on using the best ingredients available in Hawaii, including organic vegetables and fresh island eggs. They also now offer steak, seafood, and pasta on its dinner menu.

So what’s in the restaurant’s addicting Ube pancake sauce? Owner Dohee Kim says it’s a mixture of mountain yams, Okinawan sweet potato, coconut milk, condensed milk, butter and sugar. They also add Okinawan sweet potato to their pancake batter.

Yogurstory originally started as a frozen yogurt shop in 2010 that served food and desserts. As its popularity grew, so did its menu, which now includes unique dessert waffles and local fusion dishes. Aside from its Ube Pancakes, some of the popular sweet creations on the menu include: the Red Carpet (red velvet waffles with taro cream cheese and chocolate sauce), West Hollywood (Oreo Cookies, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce), and Chantilly (Chantilly sauce, chocolate mousse, cream puffs, chocolate sauce, mac nuts). It’s a dream for those with a sweet tooth!

The restaurant also has an upstairs area where guests can host private events and small to medium gatherings, like birthday parties or baby showers.

Getting a late start? Don’t worry! Yogurstory serves its brunch menu, which includes its signature dessert waffles and pancakes, all day, along with its bar selection of wine, beer, cocktails, and soju.

Yogurstory is located at 815 Keeaumoku St. and is open from 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

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