Purple Yam

1314 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY 11226
718-940-8188
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  • Mon-Tue 5:30pm-10:30pm, Wed-Fri 11am-3pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 11am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm, Sun 11am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
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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