Authentic Korean Cabbage Kimchi

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

My Korean sister-in-law, Min, is an excellent cook.  She's the one who taught me how to make all my favorite Korean dishes, like Jap Chae, Bulgogi,…

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Bean Sprout & Cucumber Kimchi

Posted on Aug 16th, 2013

This is a very light and tasty side dish that can double as your salad.  I love it served alongside my Kimchi Soup as well as with Korean Ssambap…

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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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Chicken Kelaguen & Flour Titiyas

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

Kelaguen and Titiyas ~ both staples on a Chamorro fiesta table.  But you don't have to be invited to a fiesta in order to enjoy these tasty dishes…

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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Posted on Aug 15th, 2014

Macaroni salad one of my family's favorite side dishes.  There are many, many macaroni salad variations, but we're simple...we like two specific…

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Cucumber Cabbage Salad

Posted on Feb 4th, 2014

Are you tired of the same old salad and salad dressing?  Try my Cucumber Cabbage Salad with my delicious, tangy salad dressing.  It's quick and…

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Cucumber Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing

Posted on Feb 17th, 2014

This is a very quick and simple dish. I like to make this salad ahead of time to allow the cucumbers to absorb the delicious tangy dressing. Give…

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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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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Oct 5th, 2013

Mashed potatoes aren't traditionally found on a Chamorro menu, but there are times when my family craves something other than rice with a meal. We…

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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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Herb Crusted Salmon with Wild Rice and Lemon Balsamic Salad

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

With the Lenten season upon us, I'm looking for opportunities to cook my favorite seafood different ways.  One of my favorite types of seafood is…

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Juicy Cheeseburgers with Baked Smothered Fries

Posted on Feb 25th, 2014

I may be dating myself, but one of my favorite burger places to eat was Cool Spot, a quaint drive-in burger joint in Barrigada owned and operated by…

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Kicked-Up Brown Rice

Posted on Jan 12th, 2014

I was never a huge fan of brown rice, but in my quest to create healthier meals for my family, we've switched from our favorite white rice to the…

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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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Quinoa Salad

Posted on Mar 19th, 2014

Are you looking for a different side dish to serve with your meals? Try making Quinoa Salad. It is a delicious side dish that is healthy as well as…

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Ramen Noodle Salad

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014

Ramen noodle salad has been around for years. I love this dish because you can make endless varieties of it based on your favorite…

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Red Rice

Posted on Feb 8th, 2014

Red Rice is a must-have for any Chamorro Fiesta menu.  Without red rice, it just won't seem much like a fiesta. You don't need to go to a party or…

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Red Rice made with Brown Rice

Posted on Feb 17th, 2014

My family is making a concerted effort to develop healthier eating habits. We're making small changes in the foods we eat as well as how we prepare…

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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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Sesame Garlic Green Beans

Posted on Feb 14th, 2014

Are you looking for a quick, easy and TASTY vegetable side dish?  Try my daughter's recipe for Sesame Garlic Soy Green Beans. They are perfect…

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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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Steamed Wild Rice

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

This recipe was first published with my recipe for Herb Crusted Salmon (find the recipe here).  Serve this with your favorite meat or fish dish and…

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Tangy Coleslaw

Posted on Mar 19th, 2014

This is not your typical coleslaw.  I created this recipe to go with my fish tacos (find the recipe here), but I wanted a healthier version of the…

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  1. Elisa Cronkhite (Mafnas) says:

    Where would I be able to get done Daigo I have not heard ad it since I was a young child. And I want some so bad

    • Elisa, you can make it yourself, it’s that easy. Go to your local Asian market and ask for daikon. It’s usually in the refrigerated section—look for the yellow one. Slice it thinly and add vinegar (salt to taste) and hot pepper.

  2. Vikki says:

    Oh, man, my mouth is watering in anticipation of your recipes! I can hardly wait to give them a try!
    Haven’t had any good Chamorro food since we left the island. I planted donnie this year to make denache! Your recipe looks great. Thank you so much for posting your them. Thanks to all the Guam cooks who share online.

  3. Keith Gum says:

    Oh, PLEASE!! I would give a digit of my right index for the recipe for Chamorro potato salad. Lived 15 years on the island and miss it so much. Thanks.

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