Purple Yam

Top choice filipino in Manila

Bringing fine dining to Malate, Purple Yam of Brooklyn, New York fame run this modern Filipino fusion restaurant out of a beautifully renovated ancestral home (1949). It works on a reservations-only system so that they have time to gather the best ingredients for the five-course set meals, which might include lechón (roast suckling pig), Palawan shellfish, or salad with seasonal forest fruits and organic herbs.

Reserve as far ahead as possible, especially on weekdays. A day's notice should be enough for small groups on weekends.