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  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • NYC #1
  • Asian Lifestyle Magazine

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 and into Brooklyn, Purple Yam, a fixture in the neighborhood for close to five years now, introduced a new flavor to Cortelyou Road. When I asked […]


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 Mass Transportation: 69 St (7),74 St – Broadway (7),Jackson Hts – Roosevelt Av (E, F, M, R) Price:$$ Recommendation: Kare kare, Avocado shake, Crispy pata

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 Mass Transportation: Cortelyou Rd (B, Q), Beverly Rd (B, Q), Newkirk Av (B, Q) Price:$$ Feature: Filipino, Korean, Outdoor dinning Recommendation: Tocino sliders, Chicken Adobo

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: Gramercy (212) 473-5950 Mass Transportation:1 Av (L), 3 Av (L), 23 St (4, 6, 6X) Price:$$ Feature: Delivery, Outdoor dinning, Vegan friendly Recommendation: Halo-halo, Chicken […]

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 Mass Transportation: Classon Av (G), Bedford – Nostrand Avs (G), Clinton – Washington Avs (G) Price:$$ Feature: Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, BYOB Recommendation: Pork belly adobo, Garlic rice, Pancit

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 Mass Transportation: Delancey St (F), Essex St (J, M, Z), Grand St (B, D) Price:$$ Feature: BYOB, Late night, Filipino, Thai Recommendation: Tapas style menu

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 Mass Transportation: 2 Av (F), Astor Pl (4, 6, 6X), 1 Av (L) Price:$$ Feature: Brunch as well Recommendation: Garlic fried rice, Sizzling Sisig with egg, Mango french toast, Eggs […]

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