[ Native delicacies ][ Philippines ]

Biko de kolores

I found this flashy, colorful delicacy at the Vietnamese section of an Asian store and decided to try their version of their biko. I call it biko de kolores obviously because of its flashing colors. It's hard to miss them and the colors are screaming "pick me up" from the…

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[ Philippines ]

Fried rice quickie

  Once upon a few minutes ago, I had a pot of cooked brown rice. I know brown rice has many health benefits over white rice and it has more fiber and antioxidants, more vitamins and minerals and it is the healthier option but I am not just used to…

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[ Native delicacies ][ Philippines ][ Vietnam ]

Puto Kutsinta

We spell it "kutsinta," "kuchinta" or "cuchinta." However you spell it, it still refers to the same member of the Filipino kakanin family. Kutsinta is steamed rice cake with a chewy, sticky, jelly-like consistency, a favorite all around snack or merienda among the list of kakanin or native delicacies in…

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[ Japan ]

Lunch specials at Tony Roma’s

OUR stomachs were already grumbling in hunger when buddy Donna picked me up for a late lunch and drove straight to Tony Roma’s in Garapan one Friday afternoon. I had always wanted to try the food at Tony Roma’s, but I thought it was pricey. If not for Donna, I…

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[ Philippines ]

The name is Roberto’s

THE flash of blue and orange signboard announcing “Roberto’s Café & Restaurant” caught my attention while driving along Beach Road in Garapan on Friday afternoon, and I knew I just had to go back and see what it has to offer two hungry stomachs.     It was past 5…

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[ Beverages ]

Reef coolers at the Hyatt's Splash Bar

     TUCKED away behind the poolside waterfall of Hyatt Regency in Garapan is a nook that not everyone knows about, especially if you don’t venture beyond the swimming pool. The Splash Bar is located in between artistically carved boulders with superb views of the swimming pool and the waterfall. I…

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[ Italy ]

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…

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[ Mexican ]

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…

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[ BBQ and grilled goodies ]

A feast of grilled delights at Gekka Teppanyaki & Bar

YOU can see the Gekka Teppanyaki Bar right across from the main restaurant near the poolside when you step into the lobby of the Mariana Resort & Spa in Marpi, its polished counter tops and comfortable chairs around the bar enticing one to come and explore the mouthwatering temptations in…

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[ Seafood ]

Kinpachi Seafood: Dining under the sea

Crab with coconut milk. Photo by Kinpachi Restaurant A NEW dining destination has opened in Garapan and it not only offers the best seafood dishes you can think of, but will also make you experience dining “under the sea” without the inconveniences that involves. Kinpachi Restaurant has transformed its souvenir…

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