Amy Besa

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Purple Yam Is Offering Cooking Classes

    Neal Oshima/Purple Yam​Beginning Nov. 13, you'll be a bit closer to being able to replicate the flavors of Purple Yam in your own home: that's when owners Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan will kick off a series of cooking classes dedicated to traditional Filipino foods. The Nov. 13 class will focus o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Scenes From Purple Yam's First Weekend in Ditmas Park

    Haegeen's homemade kimchi​ Purple Yam, the new pan-Asian/Filipino restaurant from Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, the former owners of Cendrillon, opened in its new digs in Ditmas Park last week. On Friday night, the place was packed. Both the service and the kitchen were running a bit slow, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Purple Yam Opening Pushed Back to Late October

    The Philippine Daily InquirerPurple Yam's Chef Romy Dorotan​It looks like Ditmas Park will have to wait a little longer for Purple Yam, the eagerly anticipated new Filipino restaurant from the folks behind Cendrillon. According to a message that owners Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan posted on their ... More >>

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