24 Instagram-Worthy Asian American And Pacific Islander Eateries In NYC That'll Actually Leave Your Mouth Watering
1. Kopitiam NYC
Kopitiam, meaning "coffee shop" in Hokkien, offers Nyonya cuisine drawing ingredients and techniques from Chinese and Malay cultures, along with a bit of influence from Portuguese, Dutch, and British cuisine.
The mom-and-fam cafe is located on East Broadway in New York and you can eat some of their more savory dishes including Nasi Lemak (the national dish of Malaysia), Pan Mee, and Pandan Chicken. These can all be followed by their Kuih, which are individual desserts made fresh daily.
2. Purple Yam
Owners Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan reimagine Filipino food, along with some Chinese- and Korean-inspired dishes, in America through their meals served at Purple Yam!
Located in Brooklyn, New York, the restaurant has specialties such as Chicken Adobo (braised in rice vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, Thai chili pepper, and coconut milk), Oxtails stewed in tomatoes and peanuts, and Halo-Halo. They were even able to receive a Michelin nod for their good quality and good-value cooking!
3. Hunky Dory
Hunky Dory is a Filipino American women–owned restaurant, cocktail bar, and café based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Here, you can start off your morning with some delicious breakfast pastries like the Kolache, which is a Czech treat popular in Texas; or if you go later in the day, you can munch on some Celery Root Nuggies, a Coconut Cream of Celery Soup, or many other mouthwatering dishes on the menu.
Hunky Dory becomes solely a cocktail bar on Mondays and on Wednesdays, their menu is limited to just pastries and drinks as the restaurant features weekly pop-ups from different local chefs to introduce new flavors and new experiences to the people of Crown Heights!