Purple Yam: Transplanted and Flourishing

Purple Yam: Transplanted and Flourishing by Sophia Hsu / Photograpy by Erik Teng      When Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan transplanted their Filipino-centric, pan-Asian restaurant out of Manhattan... Read more »


Ihawan–A mixture of Spanish and Southeast Asian food. It has tons of flavor. 4006 70th St Woodside, NY 11377 Neighborhood: Woodside (718) 205-1480 http://www.ihawan2.com Mass Transportation: 69 St (7),74... Read more »

Brooklyn-Purple Yam

Purple Yam– The food is tasty and creative. 1314 Cortelyou Rd (between Argyle Rd & Rugby Rd) Brooklyn, NY11226 Neighborhood: Flatbush (718) 940-8188 http://www.purpleyamnyc.com Mass Transportation: Cortelyou Rd (B,... Read more »

Gramercy-Grill 21

Grill 21– It’s a nice place to showcase real Filipino food with decent presentation. 346 E 21st St (between 2nd Ave & 1st Ave) New York, NY 10010 Neighborhood:... Read more »

Brooklyn-Umi Nom

Umi Nom– A Southeast-Asian style cuisine in Brooklyn. 433 DeKalb Ave (between Classon Ave & Taaffe Pl) Brooklyn, NY11205 Neighborhoods: Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill (718) 789-8806 http://www.uminom.com Mass Transportation:... Read more »

Lower East Side-Kuma Inn

Kuma Inn–Concept of Asian style tapas. 113 Ludlow St (between Rivington St & Delancey St) New York, NY 10002 Neighborhood: Lower East Side (212) 353-8866 http://www.kumainn.com/ Mass Transportation: Delancey... Read more »

East Village-Maharlika

Maharlika– This is a modern and casual trendy place. Brunch is fantastic. 111 1st Ave New York, NY 10003 Neighborhood: East Village (646) 392-7880 http://www.maharlikanyc.com/ Mass Transportation: 2 Av... Read more »