[ 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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[ 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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[ 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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[ 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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[ 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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[ West ]

Coffee Care: Your food on the hill

A DRIVE up to Coffee Care on Capital Hill last Saturday took me and a lunch buddy to try the new lunch specials. We headed straight to a table for two right by the glass windows and browsed the menu a waitstaff handed us, only to find out the lunch…

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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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