The Purple Yam's scrumptious Filipino pan-Asian cuisine is yummy enough as it is, but savoring the dishes in a breezy bamboo-clad garden makes them taste all the more delicious. Located in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park area, the restaurant, designed by WXY Studio, features a trendy but laid-back aesthetic that lets the food take center-stage. The garden space's bamboo accents also serve as a privacy barrier and let diners enjoy incredible plates such as Lobster luglog and Fig ensaymada in an intimate setting.
The Purple Yam was converted by Chef Romy Dorotan and his wife Amy Besa from a former 99-cent store. And although we do enjoy a good bargain, we have to say we’d much rather have a basket of Virgin Coconut Oil bread filled with Macapuno Caramel.
The restaurant, which uses home-grown and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, has an incredibly diverse menu that has garnered a very loyal following. In addition to their mouth-watering menu, the owners, along with WXY Studio, have managed to put together a beautifully sophisticated space with a state-of-the-art open kitchen. The rear garden, covered by a shading trellis and enclosed with an undulating bamboo fence, is a hidden gem in the bustling Brooklyn neighborhood.
Photos via WXY and Purple Yam Facebook