Cuisine(s): Filipino, Pan-Asian
Hours: Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 11am-11pm
Payment Type(s): MasterCard, Visa
Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Reservations: Not Necessary, Accepted
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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Recommended: Kimchi, chicken adobo, pork belly, sisig, duck, noodles, halo halo.
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.
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.
Get the Tocino Sliders. The Persimmons make them amazing.
Definitely get the Champorrado for dessert
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