Windsor Filipino restaurant drawing Americans from across the midwest
Windsor Morning's Jonathan Pinto drops by Tropical Hut Philippine Cuisine on Goyeau Street
Leny Inting may have trained as a nurse, but cooking is her true passion.
She's the force behind Tropical Hut Philippine Cuisine, a restaurant serving Filipino classics, like chicken adobo (cooked with vinegar, soy sauce and spices), pancit (rice noodles), and lumpia (similar to a spring roll.)
Leny and her staff also serve a number of classic Filipino-style breakfasts, which is what attracted me in the first place.
Originally take-out only, Tropical Hut re-opened in 2013 as a sit-down restaurant on Goyeau Street, just south of Wyandotte, near the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel.
The decision to open the restaurant beside a major border crossing turned out to be a prescient one. According to Inting, the majority of her customers are Filipino-Americans, coming from Metro Detroit, Ohio and Chicago.
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