Purple Yam

603 J. Nakpil St. cor. J. Bocobo St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

Purple Yam
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Ricky d.
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Will go visit the resto in Malate. I was taken to the branch in Brooklyn128526. Ukoy using big shrimp,
Baçalao on a bed of laing , goat curry wrap with saba banana, black mussels in coconut milk the best !

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Albert T.
5.0 Stars

I will not be doing justice to Purple Yam Malate (PYM) if I did not review each dish we had during our Sunday brunch.

Firstly, the place, while hard to find, had a very homey feel to it. No commercial signs stick out indicating the place. In fact, it looked like any house on the block. Upon entering, the simple white walls, wooden floors and large clean draped-lined windows greet each guest. Attention is drawn immediately to vintage pictures adorning the walls. The place reminded me of our old home in Malate many moons back.

Our brunch was pre-arranged and first on the menu was Cured Tuna with soft-boiled native chicken egg. This salad of Baguio watercress, spinach, Pangasinan green tomatoes, pomelo, chico, radish, and singkamas was very fresh. The honey dayap dressing highlighted the crisp veggies and was the perfect complement. Serving size was enough for one and served to lined our bellies with fiber prior to the main meal.

Ukoy was next on the menu. Purple Yam's version had Napa cabbage, snow peas, carrots, leeks, beansprouts, and shrimp fritters. This was partnered with a sawsawan made of Bulkan chili sauce, mango vinegar, Abra honey and shallots. Unlike other Ukoys this was not oily or malansa. None of that stinging sensation you get from fried shrimp shells. Great follow-up to the salad.

Kalabasa Greek yogurt and sour cream pancake was served next. It came with a choice of toppings; Abra honey, banana butterscotch and langka halaya. This turned out to be my favorite. I particularly enjoyed the langka topping since its sweetness served to counterpoint the very slight sour cream taste of the pancake. Consistency was even and was neither dry not moist, thanks to the kalabasa. The pancake itself was thin and light, with a small diameter compared to commercial pancakes. I could not help having 4 of these babies!!!

The Chicken Adobo Slider followed soon after. The nicely toasted pandesals had lollo rosso lettuce, pickled cucumber melon, beets and carrots. Each pandesal was good for 2 to 3 (maximum) bites. I liked the fact that with each bite you get a good ratio of chicken to veggies. This meant a nice mix of slightly salty chicken with slightly sour crisp vegetables.

My belly still willing, I helped myself to a good serving of PYM beef tapa and tocino with garlic fried heirloom white Ifugao rice. Partnering this dish was an omelette with Malagos blue peppato and chives. The beef tapa was tender and nicely marinated with a sour sweet mix. The tocino was sliced thinly (almost bacon thin) and as well marinated as the tapa with a honey like smokey flavor.

Capping off the meal was PYM's Special Iced Dessert, made of nata de coco, kaong and pinipig from Asiong's Cavite, buko sherbet, watermelon ice, passion fruit sorbet, home made avocado and mangosteen ice cream and cactus pear jam. (The jam is an original by Chef Romy Dorotan of Purple Yam Brooklyn) MrSweetTooth gives this dessert two thumbs up, double fist bumps and high fives all around. It was refreshing and not overpowering. The mix of sweet and sour did well to clean the palate. This was not only appealing to my mouth but also to my eyes. The lively combination of colors seemed to be saying, "Be Happy!"

The owners joined us and showed us their family tree, which traced back to the ancestry of the del Fierros and roots in Iba, Zambales. The bonus is that this tree joined up with our own del Fierro lineage also in Iba, Zambales. Go figure!

After all was said and done, we left with a wonderful feeling (and filling) and happy with the thought that this turned out to be such an enjoyable Sunday morning. :)

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Carla Victoria T.
5.0 Stars

This has got to be one of my best entries yet for looloo! I have honestly never heard about Purple Yam until my Tita mentioned it and wanted to try it since she's with us for a few weeks visitnf from the States.

When I got there,I was like "what is this old white house" I thought it was some old house that just turned into a restaurant and is now a great hit. But noooo! Besides it looking like a plain old house outside,its so damn beautiful inside. Clean,Modern and air conditioned. Not even an inch of the wood floors there creeked or not even a spot was dirty. From the restroom,to the kitchen and dining area. The dining area was small. Theres a part where it can accomodate 20 guests and a small room for 7-8 people. Plus I think their menu changes every weekend? It was a brunch menu that we had. Can you believe it a 6 course meal plus dessert to make it 7!!! Talk about "bondat" feels after 128514

I wish I could post all the food we ate but herw in the picture is the Kalabasa Pancakes with assorted spreads. It was soo good!! Nothing I haven ever tried before. Hands down for real everything was delicious 128076 from the super fresh dalandan juice. Siguro water nila "fresh" din from the ilog 128514128514 joke!! But swear I may not be super adventurous with food at times,but this I ate everything. From the veggies,meat,garlic rice,weird dessert and everything else!!

Great job Purple Yam!!! 128156128156128156

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Isi P.
5.0 Stars

Best local food experience!

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Sandy V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Banjo A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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