The Purple Yam is a wonderful restaurant in Ditmas Park. The restaurant is owned by Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan. They serve utterly wonderful food that is based in the Philippines but reaches out into the world. We were there for dinner last night to celebrate the publication of the revised and updated version of their book Memories of Philippine Kitchens. The night was hot, the beer was cold, and the food was excellent.
New Yorkers, if you like food, take the trip. If you come in from out-of-town on business or for pleasure leave Manhattan and have a great meal.