Pinay Immigrant Starts Filipino Karenderya in Princeton, Texas & Gets Lot of Customers
A Filipino karenderya in Princeton, Texas is getting a lot of customers as they serve variety of Pinoy comfort foods.
A Pinay businesswoman Josephine Cook and her Japanese-American husband, Allen decided to open an outdoor karinderya in Texas since most of establishments were indoor and air-conditioned restaurants.
The karinderya offers lechon, banana cue and leche flan and other local dishes. They are also offering a charming Filipino dining experience with karaoke. Their gimmick attracts a lot of customers in the area.
Josephine revealed that “Smile” is one of their secret ingredients to success because she also wants to see a smile on the face of their valued customers. The customers were also happy to try traditional Filipino dishes.
“Yung ngingiti din sila kasi ngingiti ka, Kahit na pagod ka, ngumiti ka parin kasi [kapag] naghahanap buhay ka, gusto mo ‘yung hanapbuhay mo umunlad, ngumiti ka,” Cook said.
Most of their customers were Overseas Filipino Workers and there are some foreign nationals who love to try Pinoy dishes especially the street foods.
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