Purple Yam will be treating you with some gourmet bibingka. (Images: PurpleYamNYC website [L]; Credit to Amy Besa [R])
On our top two is Purple Yam
in Malate. Purple Yam is originally located in New York, owned by husband and wife Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan. The couple decided to bring their creation to their homeland but with a twist. They are giving their diners a ‘serious dining’ experience, because their restaurant located at Amy Besa’s ancestral home, is by reservation only and are only open on weekends.
Although their setup is a little bit intimidating, their food is worth the hassle. They gave their bibingka a fine dining version by using prime ingredients like Gouda and feta cheese. The result is a savory, fresh take on our favorite rice cake topped with the classic salted egg. You can experience their gourmet bibingka when you avail of their complete course meals that start at PhP1,500.