The week before I left for college, I went on a hectic dining spree, New-York style. One of the last places I went to was the restaurant that Ariel had been singing high praises about for over a year, Purple Yam.
This dish, tamarind shrimp with suman, marks the first time I tried Filipino cuisine. It’s a bit pricey for the amount of food I was given, but the tamarind sauce was so mouthwatering that I probably could just eat it over plain rice and call it a day.
I assure you, I would’ve ordered one scoop of each ice cream flavor if I could, but I really wanted to try that Ariel-approved halo halo. Digging in was a bit of a struggle– we even had large bowls placed underneath so that the ingredients (sweet beans, palm seed, cocogel, agar agar, coconut sport and jackfruit) would not spill over. Some prefer to mix the purple yam ice cream into the shaved ice, but I didn’t want mine “under the sea” of ice.Purple Yam 1314 Cortelyou Road Brooklyn, NY 11226