Filipino cuisine is a delicious blend of Polynesian (Malay), Chinese and Spanish traditions. Unfortunately there is a dearth of Filipino restaurants on Long Island. There are more (but not a lot) in Queens, mostly in the Woodside area. Since we live in Nassau, my Philippine-born wife and I have been to Manila Hut on several occasions, mostly because of the convenience, when we didn't want to drive to Queens. It's not bad, but there are better in Woodside. The location is a downer, in a small, nondescript strip mall hardly visible from Front Street in Hempstead. The decor is simple, like a luncheonette, which is a shame because traditional Filipino-style design would help the experience. Some of their dishes are really good, such as the crispy pata (barbequed pork) and kaldereta (beef stew), but others, such as the adobo and pancit (the Filipino version of chow mein) don't have much zest. The lumpia ( Filipino eggrolls) were dry. The desserts, in fact all their bakery items, are their best suit. The service is fast enough but grim, which is strange for a Filipino restaurant. Prices are not bad for what you get.