Purple Yam

1314 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY

Ditmas Park


The Pan-Asian food here encompasses Filipino, Korean, Cantonese, Keralan, Vietnamese and Indonesian home cooking, brought together by a husband-and-wife team, Romy Dorotan and Amy Besa, who gather recipes as they gather friends. For 10 years they had a similar restaurant in SoHo, Cendrillon, and have now moved their operation to an appreciative Brooklyn audience. The bamboo-detailed restaurant is a warm and welcoming place to tuck into tamarind shrimp with caramelized onions, Filipino deep-fried pork belly and pancit, a traditional rice noodle dish with chicken, pork and vegetables.



  • Good for Groups
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • $$$
  • Asian Fusion
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Pan-Asian
  • Vietnamese


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