Fina’ Mames (Chamorro Desserts)
Åhu is a sweet and warm soup of sorts, and is a very popular dessert drink on Guam. It's one of the first things I make when I go home for…
Apigigi’ or Sweet Tamales
Apigigi' is a Chamorro dessert that takes quite a bit of time to make, if prepared the traditional way. It calls for grated cassava or tapioca,…
Banana lumpia is a super simple dessert to make. It requires just a few ingredients — cooking bananas, sugar, cinnamon, and lumpia…
Buñelos Aga (Banana Donuts)
This is a family favorite. Give it a try. I think you’ll like it. 😊 BUÑELOS AGA' (BANANA…
If you had to list your favorite Christmas food, what would they be? I'd have too many to list since I have quite a few favorites, but up near…
Buñelos Månglo’ (aka Typhoon Donuts)
Buñelos Månglo' is another Chamorro dessert. The name is loosely translated into "Air Donuts". I'm not sure why they're called that. Maybe it…
Cassava cake is traditionally made from grated cassava, coconut cream, sweet young coconut, eggs, sugar, butter and evaporated milk. These…
Chamorro Potu (Sweet Rice Cake)
Chamorro rice cakes, or Potu, are rice cakes that are made by soaking grains of rice in tuba, or a sweet fermented coconut sap. The soaked rice is…
There are several Chamorro comfort foods that not only make me feel good right down to my bones, but bring back so many fond memories of growing up…
Coconut candy is an island dessert that's so simple to make, and fun to get the kids involved in making it. Growing up, we'd make this a lot…
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
My entire family loves, loves, loves cookies! Soft, chewy, crispy, crumbly, chocolate, butter, coconut, sugar, stuffed, double-stuffed, you name…
Easy Shortcut Chamorro Cake
This is an absolutely delicious cake, a favorite on Guam. This is absolutely fantastic served without any frosting; however, it's also delicious…
Guyuria (pronounced gu-ju-ree-ah) is another traditional Chamorro cookie (Rosketti is another). Some of my friends call them jawbreakers because of…
Pronounced 'la-tee-ja', this is a classic Chamorro dessert. A light, creamy, custard-like pudding topped with a generous sprinkling of ground…
Madoya (Battered and Fried Bananas)
Here's another very simple dish I'd like to share with you. It's called Madoya (pronounced ma-dô-ja), lightly battered then fried slices of…
This has got to be my most favorite Chamorro dessert! For non-Chamorro-speaking friends, månha means the sweet, tender meat of the young, green…
Potu is a sweet steamed rice cake that's a Chamorro favorite. It's traditionally made using sweet tuba, a Chamorro beverage made from fermenting…
Pumpkin Turnovers (Pastit or Buchi Buchi)
This is one of my most favorite desserts. It's a turnover filled with a sweet, cinnamon-flavored pumpkin jam. In Chamorro, Pastit is the term…
Rosketti ~ a Chamorro cookie
I won't lie to you...you WILL need to have a tall glass of milk or water when you eat these starchy Chamorro cookies. It calls for an entire…
I was wondering if you had a recipe for Pan Tosta. I appreciate you so much for sharing your recipes.
For pan tosta, all you do after your bread is done baking is put it back in the oven at a very low temperature to slowly toast.
Hafa Adai Annie, thank you very much for sharing your recipes. I love and enjoy trying all the recipes. Do you have a recipe for pantosta? If you do can you post it on your blog. Thank you again.
That’s definitely on my to-do list.
Hafa adai Annie!! I can’t tell you how much I’m thankful for all you post on here. My mom is from Tamuning and I grew up on her and my grandmother’s (Guadalupe Combado) Chamorro cooking. But when I moved to Wisconsin for college, I missed it so much and wanted to be able to cook it for myself and my friends. Your site is now a go to for me anytime I’m craving a little taste of home!
Hafa Adai, Kyndahl! I’m so glad you stumbled into my blog and are enjoying my recipes. I’m happy that they bring back fond memories of home and family.
Hafa Adai Annie,
There is one chamorro desert recipe you are missing which is the Buenelos Aga. Do you have your recipe for the Bannana donuts?
I did have a recipe for bunelos aga up a while ago. I’ll be reposting it again soon.
My favorite desert is the tamales mames. I too stumbled on your site because I learned how to make the tamales. I live in Molokai, Hi and my friends love coconut so it wasn’t surprising that they love our tamales. Tnank you for sharing it.
Another favorite is the candied papaya. I remember going for this at the southern fiestas. I went through your site but couldn’t find the recipe. Could it be this may not be a Chamorro recipe? If it is could you share that recipe? Thank you again.
Bea Aguon Riberal originally from Agana.
Hafa Adai, Bea,
I do not currently have a recipe for candied papaya. Sorry!
Hafa Adai thanks so much for sharing your recieps, im the second generation Chamorro, and I want ppl to experience our cooking from our small little island in the sun, I work for island pacific here in Northen Cali ( American canyon). my parents are from Guam Inarajan Meno-Crisostomo, I was born there but grew up in cali, really thank u so much for sharing the great recieps
Hafa Adai! Stop by again soon!
Hi. I’m from Saipan and live in Denver. Thank you for sharing your recipes. Cooking island food is my comfort food… so I appreciate you and what you do. Si Yu’us Ma’ase
Hafa adai, Jan! Thanks! By the way, we’re practically neighbors…I live in the Springs. 🙂
My daughter Tanya Manibusan Clawson loves her heritage Chamorro food and uses your recipes from Annie’s Chamorro kitchen to cook by. She has been very please with all that she has made and continue to make for her family and friends. Thank you for this
You’re very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and telling me about your daughter. I’m glad to hear she enjoys my recipes. Stop by again soon! 🙂
Hi my name is Victoria Cabrera,
My grandparents are originally from Guam. There names Joaquin and Rosa Cabrera. My grandmother used to teach us grandkids a thing or two about cooking. We miss her dearly and her cooking too. Unfortunately we were too young and never got to write down her recipes. So I took to the Internet hoping to find Chamorro cooking. I am so glad I came across your website. I find it very helpful and delicious. I feel like or heritage is dying out but with the help of our elders I would like to keep or traditions growing. Thank to you these are recipes I can passed on to my children and hopefully they can pass down to their’s. So many of your recipes bring back good memories. And I thank you.
Hafa Adai, Victoria! I’m glad you stumbled upon my kitchen!
It’s so nice to hear that my recipes bring back happy memories for you and that you’re passing them on to your children.
Stop by again soon and let me know how your Chamorro culinary adventures are going. I’d love to see photos too. If you’d like, you can email them to me (email@example.com) or post them on my Facebook page (Facebook.com/annieschamorrokitchen1).
Thank you for promoting our lovely island. It’s so wonderful to see your selection of food and recipes. God bless you for sharing. Dungkulo ma Si yuos ma~asee
Buen Probecho, Rita Ann! Thanks for stopping by!
Annie thank u very much lost my recipes from moving. We have parties everywhere and this is a good chengulie!!! Miss my is island very much
Hafa Adai Angelina! You’re welcome, and thanks for stopping by!