New Jersey’s Asin Filipino Cuisine serves regional, healthy dishes from the Philippines

CALDWELL, NJ — This New Jersey town can now taste the different flavors of Philippine cuisine.

The owners of Asin, a new Filipino restaurant, believe, it’s time to highlight the archipelago’s less known regional dishes.

“We try to highlight the most popular dish of a region, like if you’re from Bicol, we have the Laing but now we’re coming up with Pinangat,” said owner Queenie Peña Bañez.

For 32 years, Chef Queenie practiced dentistry in the Philippines, but her passion for cooking took over when she came to the U.S. eight years ago.

Asin’s healthier menu option has also attracted more non-Filipinos to try their first Filipino fare.

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