[ Chamorro ]

Feasting on Kelaguen

Who is not familiar with the word “kelaguen”? As one of the signature dishes of Chamorro cuisine, you see the word on menus and menu boards in a lot of restaurants in the CNMI. Kelaguen is grilled and chopped chicken, fish, beef, shrimp or other seafood marinated in lemon juice.…

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[ Philippines ]

JC Cafe: Still the place to be

IF hunger pangs strike and you’re on Tinian, JC Café in San Jose village is your destination. JC Café is the local equivalent of “everybody’s second kitchen” and that’s where I and my companion headed to last Monday when we had an afternoon off. We had been driving around the…

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[ BBQ and grilled goodies ][ Chamorro ]

Finger-licking BBQ goodness at Booya’s

TRYING out the popular Booya’s Local BBQ has always been in the plan since the restaurant opened its doors last April but the chance never came as they only open for lunch and I rarely eat lunch. A week ago I learned that Booya’s is already open for dinner and…

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[ Chamorro ]

Boka Boka: A haven for desserts & authentic Chamorro cuisine

THE newly opened Boka Boka, (or Eat Eat!) is the island’s newest destination when the craving for sumptuous local desserts and authentic Chamorro cuisine hits you. My out-to-eat buddy and I skipped breakfast and lunch and it was already past 4 p.m. on Saturday when we headed to Boka Boka…

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[ Chamorro ]

Salty’s Grill & Café: Your Chamorro cuisine dining destination

  SALTY’S Grill & Café in Garapan is the only dining spot on island that has purely local cuisine on their menu.It’s also a spacious, open dining place with wooden floors and big plastic white tables and matching chairs. A companion and I were there recently, and I decided to…

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[ Chamorro ]

New location, new lunch specials at Konbetsa Kafé

    (Photos by Patrick Horton) HAVE you checked out the new lunch specials offered everyday at Konbetsa Kafe’s new location? You should. 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…

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[ India ]

Templa: Chamolinian mix, island-style fine dining

TEMPLA, Saipan’s authentic Indian Restaurant, offers a whole new world of fine dining. Located on Middle Road near IT&E, the restaurant, formerly the Taste of India,  now under new management has a bar, a buffet section, wider dining area and an outdoor lounge. The Taj Mahal decorations on the walls…

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[ Chamorro ]

Destination for curry lovers

WE always pass by this restaurant in Garapan across from Esther’s Fashion shop but its name held us back for so many times: Hot Curry Bar & Restaurant. I and my out to eat buddies eat curry dishes from time to time but none of us were that crazy about…

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