HAVE you checked out the new lunch specials offered everyday at Konbetsa Kafe’s new location?
Last week, after a hot trek to the boondocks around Ladder Beach we decided to have lunch at Konbetsa. Most of the tables were occupied with diners so we headed straight to a corner table where a food staffer handed us a couple of menus.
I was served a small bowl of mongo bean soup as appetizer, followed shortly by a bigger bowl of beef soup. My pan-fried salmon came in two golden brown slices topped with bits of fried garlic, crispy kangkung strips, a quarter slice of lemon and a serving of rice.
Pat’s cheeseburger arrived with French fries which I attacked with gusto, offering my beef soup to him in exchange.
Konbetsa Kafe’s new location provides a comfortable, cool and relaxing ambiance that makes you want to just enjoy your meal and the easy flow of conversation among the other diners. The clear glass door and walls may not provide a spectacular ocean view to die for like its old location on Beach Road, but it still gives diners a view.
Check out the varying daily lunch specials at Konbetsa Kafe such as beef tendon (bulalo style), Mongo beans soup with Kineman kangkung, pork stir fry, fried chicken, pickled tomatoes and chalakilis mahi, Konbetsa wings and calamare set complimented with traditional coco and sausage spaghetti noodle soup, smoked pork and garlic fish with crab corn soup and coco takwan with tamales gisu, and more.
Konbetsa Café prides itself as the original home of local food dishes and where face-to-face conversation flows. Make it your ideal everyday destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Feast on chicken estufao, katdun pika, katdun mannok, tinaktak, tinala katne, amondigas, pork bistek, eskabechi, katdnn u’hang, fritada pork or beef, and more.
Konbetsa Kafé also offers a selection of noodles, sandwiches and burgers, sides including spam, tuna flakes, crab sticks, Portugese and Chamorro sausage, fried, garlic or shrimp fried rice, Chamorro soba selections, egg dishes, omelet choices, and salads.
If you are not that hungry, you can still go there to hang out with family and friends while enjoying your favorite drink: soda, chocolate, fruit juices, wine or beer. Chasers include tinala katne, smoked pork, katdun pika, chicken kelaguen with titiyas, lumpia, hot wings, poke, sashimi and calamari.
Enjoy coffee time with Konbetsa’s House flavor kafe with one refill for $2, or flavor coffee like iced blend, almond roca, amaretto, coconut, hazel nut, Irish crème or kiwi. You can also go for the specialty kafe like Espresso shot, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, and Mochaccinno. To quench your thirst check out Konbetsa Kafé’s choices of shakes, real fruit smoothies and frappuccino.
Konbetsa Kafe is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at its new location at the RJ Plaza Building across from Joeten Dandan. Credit cards are accepted. For inquiries or reservations, call 234-2637 or email email@example.com.
First published at the Marianas Variety