Chamorro Sides

Chamorro Cucumber Salad

Posted on Dec 29th, 2013

Chamorro Cucumber Salad is a staple on most fiesta tables. With just a few ingredients, you can whip it up and have it on your dinner table in…

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Chamorro Potato Salad

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

Chamorro Potato Salad is a must-have at any Chamorro gathering.  Your fiesta menu would not be complete without it. There are several variations…

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Daigo’ Kimchi with Rokkyo & Pickled Garlic

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

This is a very simple salad or side dish made with pickled daikon radish, pearl onions, and garlic.  This is not a dish you want to eat before…

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Fina’dene’ ~ Chamorro ‘Special Sauce’

Posted on Oct 28th, 2013

Chamorro Special Sauce -- that's what my non-Chamorro friends call fina'denne', the literal translation of which means made with pepper or donne',…

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Grilled Eggplant with Coconut Milk

Posted on Aug 11th, 2013

I just love eggplants -- stir fried with beef or chicken, sautéed with onions and scrambled with eggs, eggplant parmesan, and a favorite -- grilled…

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Posted on Jul 28th, 2013

Lumpia is a staple at most Chamorro gatherings.  There are fried and fresh versions, both of which are extremely popular. There are so many…

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Miso Donne’ Dinanche (Miso Pepper Sauce)

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014

Donne' Dinanche, or a hot pepper paste, has many variations.  It can be made with just peppers and no other seasoning, or you can add other…

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Pancit Bihon

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

Pancit Bihon is a Filipino dish that Chamorros adopted as their own, fusing ingredients from several cultures as well as using home-grown…

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Pickled Green Papaya

Posted on Aug 20th, 2020

Pickled young (green) papaya was a favorite snack growing up on Guam.  In fact, it still is a favorite snack, and I make some whenever I find the…

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Riyenu ~ Chamorro Stuffing

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013

Chamorro stuffing, or Riyenu, is a delicious side dish usually served during special holiday meals, alongside baked turkey, ham, or roast pig. My…

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Shrimp Patties

Posted on Aug 18th, 2013

Hi everyone!  This is Hannah, Annie's daughter. I made some delicious shrimp patties for lunch one day. My version is somewhat different from…

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Spinach with Coconut Milk

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014

This is a classic Chamorro dish that is a staple on most fiesta menus. The traditional dish is called…

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Tamåles Gisu

Posted on May 31st, 2014

Tamåles Gisu is a Chamorro tamales with one red side and a non-spicy white side. I make my tamåles by making the red side corn flour or…

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  1. Easterlyn Kaminanga says:

    I love love your website and all your recipes. I was born and raised in Guam , it just bring back soon many wonderful memories, your recipes are just on point.

  2. Alexa says:

    Your page is awesome. I could feel the passion, culture, and love with how you present your page and recipes. Thank you for sharing! I’m excited to cook with you 🙂

  3. James says:

    This is so wild. I recently departed away from my family and I wanted to cook my new flat mates some food I ate a lot growing up. As I pursued, I noticed literally every dish my mom used to make is listed here. Even ones I forgot about! I’d love to connect sometime.

  4. Lucille Hilario says:

    Thanks to you I have learned how to cook Chamorro food and well! People love your recipe! Si Yu’us Ma’ase!

  5. Jaelin says:

    I was only able to find achote paste in a block. How much would I put for tamales gisu?

    • I’ve used the achote block before for other recipes, but not for tamales gisu, so I don’t have any measurements for you. I’d recommend adding a small amount at a time, maybe just cut off small pieces the equivalent of a tablespoon and go from there until your mixture is a nice dark red-orange in color.

  6. Barbara Bowen says:

    I lived in Rota for three years and they had a Okra side dish that I don’t remember how to prepare. Do you have a recipe for this. Thank you.

  7. Francis crisostomo says:

    How to make taro tamales please reply

  8. Ashley says:

    what about egg coco? i miss this so much but want to know how to make it

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