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Kainan Filipino Eatery new restaurant in Conway, SC

First-time restaurant owners, Steve and Grace Harrington, said they moved to South Carolina this past January and began looking for the best place to open their Filipino restaurant.

First-time restaurant owners, Steve and Grace Harrington, said they moved to South Carolina this past January and began looking for the best place to open their Filipino restaurant.

mwallace@thesunnews.com

Kainan Filipino Eatery had its grand opening in Downtown Conway last weekend.

This restaurant is located at 330 Main St. in Conway and is serving traditional Filipino dishes. The menu is small but offers breakfast food as well as appetizers, noodle dishes, and even desserts.

First-time restaurant owners, Steve and Grace Harrington, said they moved to South Carolina this past January and began looking for the best place to open their Filipino restaurant.

“We did a survey and for my people, we have 100,000 people over here and there’s no Filipino restaurant (in Conway),” Grace said.

Before moving to the area, The Harringtons said they did a demographic search to see if a Filipino restaurant would even be viable to perform well here. After seeing what they believed to be a large population of Filipinos in the Grand Strand area, they knew this was the place to go.

“We said let’s go, we just jumped it’s crazy,” Steve said.

The Harringtons said their goal is to cater to everybody, whether that be tourists or locals they are serving up fresh Filipino food to whoever stops by. The couple said they have already received calls from customers in Florence saying they will be making the trip to come to get Kainan due to the lack of Filipino restaurants.

All of the recipes come from Grace and her family. Although it’s only been a week, they said the most popular dishes so far are the Lumpia Shanghai, Beef Caldereta, Chicken Adobo, and Halo-Halo for dessert.

Kainan Filipino Eatery is located at 330 Main St. in Conway and is open Monday through Saturday. The hours are 7 am – 3 pm Monday through Wednesday and 7 am – 7 pm Thursday through Saturday.

The Sun News asked the owners of the Kainan Filipino Eatery for their five most popular dishes, here are their answers:

  1. Chicken Marinade – Adobo is stewed meat in soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, and black peppercorn with potatoes, this dish is also typically served over rice. Adobo can be made with chicken or beef or sometimes even both. This style of cooking was used by indigenous people of the Philippines, they used vinegar and salt to preserve the meat dish for longer. This dish is most popular among Americans because of its mild flavor.
  2. Lumpia – If you like Chinese spring rolls, you’ll love these. Lumpia is an appetizer in Filipino cuisine that can be served with a variety of different fillings. Lumpia Shanghai is made with pork, cabbage, onion, and carrots and is deep-fried and served with a sweet and sour sauce.
  3. Beef Caldereta – This beef stew is a staple in any Filipino kitchen. Beef Caldereta (like many Filipino dishes) can be made with any different kind of meat but traditionally it is either beef or goat meat. The stew also contains vegetables mostly tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, and carrots. All of the ingredients are cooked in tomato sauce and liver paste and served over rice. This dish is perfect for parties and celebrations.
  4. Pancit – This is a rice noodle dish, combined with vegetables and some sort of meat either chicken, pork, or shrimp. The meat is cooked together with celery, carrots, onions, garlic, and cabbage and served hot. This dish has Chinese origins and translates to “something
  5. halo halo – This famous Filipino dessert is always a best seller. Halo-Halo means mix-mix and that’s exactly what this dish is. Shaved ice is combined with a mixture of sweet corn, coconut strings, sliced ​​banana, and palm fruit and topped with a scoop of ice cream and sprinkles.

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