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Purple Yam

Map & Directions 1314 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226
  • Filipino, Pan-Asian
  • Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

Purple Yam, is a pan-Asian/Filipino restaurant from Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, the former owners of Manhattan's now-closed Cendrillon. The menu encompasses Filipino classics like beef tapa, pancit bihon, and oxtail kare kare, along with Korean bibimbap, Balinese duck leg, and, oddly, wild boar pizza. One night, the best dish was chicken adobo, which featured tender meat in a terrifically tart vinegar-soy stew. Kare kare, a Filipino
peanut-and-meat stew made with braised oxtail, eggplant, and long beans, gets a welcome jolt of salt from bagoong, a delicious Filipino fermented shrimp paste that comes on the side.

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  • The New York Times on 05/05/10

    Recommended: Kimchi, chicken adobo, pork belly, sisig, duck, noodles, halo halo.

  • Time Out New York on 10/05/11

    Try the Ukoy for brunch. Shrimp, sprouts and leeks, plus snow peas and napa cabbage, are stuffed into a banana leaf and plunged into the hot oil. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.

  • Village Voice on 12/20/10

    This Choice Eats attendee in 2010 brought Tocino (sugar-achuete cured pork) sliders in purple yam rolls with grated green mango and Chicken/Pork adobo skewers.

  • waisum t. on 02/14/10

    Get the Tocino Sliders. The Persimmons make them amazing.

  • Kris N. on 09/04/10

    Try the goat curry, but be careful with the wrappings, they might fall apart on you.

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