Making Oven roasted Heritage Pork Shank Call (718) 940-8188 for reservations VALENTINE’S DAY MENU Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6 – 10 pm, a la carte Appetizers Beet, carrot & edamame dumplings, $ 10 Lamb, cashew & mint dumplings, $ 12 Fresh lumpia, $ 10 with winter roots & grilled mushroom & tamarind sauce Quail adobo with […]

There is something maternal about meringue. Whenever my grandmother would visit us in Malate (coming from Iba, Zambales), she would make me the most delicious kalamansi meringue whenever I would get sick.  I always looked forward to getting sick whenever she was around because that meant getting special treatment. The meringue would be baked in […]

Easter is celebrated all day at Purple Yam Brooklyn

April 5, 2015
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The Year of the Goat is celebrated at Purple Yam

February 17, 2015

We will be celebrating the Year of the Goat starting this Thursday, Feb 19 throughout the weekend till Sunday, Feb 22.  Come join us and savor all the food that symbolize good fortune, wealth, good health and well being and friendship.  Here are some examples of symbolism from food: Bamboo shoots (竹笋尖; zhú sǔn jiān) […]

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Special Flavors for Valentine’s Day at Purple Yam

February 10, 2015

Asian Flavors to Fall in Love With We always feel that special feelings for all the people we love and treasure should be expressed every day.  But let us make this day even more special by trying out the flavors of Southeast Asia through the Philippines.  We have always embraced the flavors of other Asian […]

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Purple Yam Brooklyn Open for New Year’s Day brunch and dinner

December 31, 2014

We welcome the new year just like most years with great optimism.  This time I think that there is much to be optimistic about unlike the more wishful types of previous years.  We are grateful for having loyal and true friends who have stayed in touch via social media or have continually come to support […]

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New Year’s Eve Menu at Purple Yam Brooklyn

December 30, 2014

Purple Yam in Brooklyn Celebrates New Year’s Eve December 31, 2014, 6 – 11 pm, For reservations, call (718) 940-8188 Year end summaries are not always my favored way to greet the new year.  However, 2014 was such a breakthrough year for us that I cannot help but note that all that gave us such […]

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Purple Yam Brooklyn Open on Christmas Day brunch and dinner

December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  We are thinking of all our friends from the 19 years we have had running a restaurant:  Cendrillon in SoHo, Manhattan for 13.5 years and now Purple Yam Brooklyn for 5 years.  This year, we opened a Purple Yam Malate in my childhood home built in 1949.  […]

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Special Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner Menu at Purple Yam

May 11, 2014

Springtime is always special because that is when we get to honor our mothers!  What a better way to celebrate temperate climate and the tempered hand that raised many of us into responsible adults (well, hopefully that is what happened). So come join us at Purple Yam.  Call (718) 940-8188 to reserve.  We are open […]

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Lamb Shank and Heritage Ham for Easter at Purple Yam

April 19, 2014

Easter is the religious holiday that unites many of us in celebration of renewal of life.  It also coincides with spring thus renewed life in nature waking up from one of the most difficult winters of my memory in New York City.  However, I am in Manila where Holy Week is a national holiday with […]

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