Category: International Flavors

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Authentic Mexican style chicken (and how I ended up hungry)

The fateful first official spoonful of chicken smothered with the sauce I picked sent me into a hot biting shock. It felt like I swallowed a whole colony of red angry ants and tears just fell from my eyes.   THERE are a million ways to cook a chicken, and anyone can do it from the simplest to the most complicated methods of cooking. I recently had the...

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Loco Moco

Loco Moco is a classic dish in the Hawaiian cuisine. It is a favorite quick meal option served in most restaurants and fast food diners in the Micronesian Islands. The traditional loco moco dish is a “sloppy yet delicious” pile of white rice topped with a hamburger patty, brown gravy, and a fried egg on top. Some add pasta salad to the mix. Each restaurant has its own...

Authentic Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s Restaurant
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Authentic Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s Restaurant

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZs-UHioHwQ   HOW do you know that the Italian pasta you are eating is genuinely Italian? With the emergence of thousands of restaurants in the world advertising Italian cuisine in their menu even without using Italian ingredients or preparing a certain dish the traditional Italian way, Hyatt Regency Saipan is inviting the community to get a real taste of authentic Italian cuisine. In observance of the...

American-Mexican lunch at the World Café
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American-Mexican lunch at the World Café

    An impromptu lunch on Saturday led me and a buddy to the World Café at the Fiesta Resort & Spa on Saturday noon. The plan has always been there to try out the theme lunches at the World Café but somehow each time we plan to go it always never materializes. It was just past 12 noon and a friendly wait staff took us to only available...

Siberia Restaurant:A Taste of Russia
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Siberia Restaurant:A Taste of Russia

THE first time I visited this new restaurant it was still closed. The next time I was there it was full of people standing and waiting for tables. For my third visit, it was already closed for the night. My fourth try on Thursday night turned out to be successful — there were no other diners and it was almost closing time but two friendly staffers led me...

Ossobuco: Now you know
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Ossobuco: Now you know

WHEN I walked into the cool confines of Giovanni’s Restaurant at the Hyatt on Friday night, I had no idea what I was going to have. All I did was repeat the name ‘Ossobuco’ over and over in my mind until it easily rolled off my tongue. I did not do any research earlier to get an idea how this — one of the most counterfeited dishes in...

Of steaks and bottomless wines at the Costa
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Of steaks and bottomless wines at the Costa

DO you want it raw, medium, medium rare, or well done? Have you experienced closing your eyes and getting lost in the wonderful flavors of succulent slices of steak dipped in a special sauce? You don’t have to go far to experience it. At the Costa Restaurant at the Aqua Resort Club, you can have your steak and eat it too—just the way you want it. The sizzling...

Sumptuous dinner at Shenanigans
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Sumptuous dinner at Shenanigans

THERE are restaurants that you will rate as poor, average, above average or excellent. The ones with poor rating you vow never to come back, but this newly opened, classy but cozy restaurant in Garapan which specializes in European with a touch of Asian cuisine leaves you craving for more. Shenanigans Saipan Restaurant is one dining haven where your eyes and your senses are satisfied even before you...

Flavors of the Mediterranean now at the Palms
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Flavors of the Mediterranean now at the Palms

HOW would you like to have genuine Middle East-flavored Fita bread stuffed with beef, chicken or lamb Shawarma and topped with your favorite spices for dinner? Or indulge in a dinner of succulent slices of grilled Remington beef or lamb Kofta, a cup of steamed Persian Rice, soft and creamy Italian pasta, Russian salad or the intricate and bold flavors North African foods, and have French and Italian...

Mexican dining at its best
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Mexican dining at its best

What do you get when you go to Saipan’s only Mexican restaurant and order Tinga Poblana with chicken? You get a platter containing slices of mouthwatering chicken thighs on a bed of crispy chips garnished with white onions, garlic cloves, Mexican chorizo, chiles chipotles, topped with slices of ripe avocados. The order comes with a serving of Mexican rice and sweet refried beans. The Tinga Poblana with chicken...