(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Joel V. Nigos
WHAT started out as a liking for a particular cuisine, ended up as a venture that has stood 20 years for a couple.
Hen Lin, the Chinese dimsum and noodle shop you see in malls has very humble beginnings.
Despite the name and the type of food it serves, Hen Lin is a 100 percent Filipino-owned venture started by Jun and Araceli Manas. Together they set up M & H Food Corp., which owns Hen Lin.
"My wife and I did it on our own. We did our homework. We studied how to cook the products that we offered until the time when we were able to develop the kind of products that is to the …