Guam offers a bounty of fresh and vibrant fruits and vegetables. Although you can find some locally grown items in grocery stores, here’s a comprehensive guide for other places to source fresh, local produce on Guam.
Guam is undeniably one of the most beautiful and culturally rich destinations in the Pacific. Located at the heart of Micronesia’s islands, it is known for being the heart of Chamorro culture and food.
In some ways, the mom ‘n pop store and Guam have a lot in common: on the outside, you might see a weather-beaten building with a strange name, but once you go in, you will find no shortage of surprises. Every village has one, most have many. On the counter next to the register you will find sweet, salty, and spicy never-fail favorites.
You don’t have to be a gourmand to know that Guam food is pretty addictive. Search “Chamorro food” on Instagram and you’ll see just how much Chamorros miss home-cooked meals when they move off-island. If you’re craving mom’s eskabeche or dad’s BBQ short ribs, heat up the skillet or fire up the grill and start cooking with these tried and true Chamorro recipes!
One of the best things about Guam is the food. There is so much flavor and spice in the meals and all of the foods are so different. Guam food offers such a range of flavors and dishes for all occasions.
We’re always on the look out for unique ways to make use of our island’s plentiful produce. As you saw in part 1, we’ve culled the best local recipes that are also easy to make at home.
Once again, we’re culled the most popular local recipes, as well as Pacific-Asian dishes and desserts that can be created with fresh ingredients growing right in your backyard.
One of the hardest questions I’ve been asked is, “What is your favorite food?” In my experience as a foodie it’s really not that easy to pick just one. But if you were to ask me instead what it is that I crave the most often, I would say that it’s the local foods here on Guam.
Chamorro Village is a must-do on Guam. The outdoor mall is open every day but the main event happens every Wednesday night from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. when tourists and locals gathers for the outdoor market and a multitude of cultural events.