May 16, 2010

Got a Taste

Every May, the Marianas Visitors Authority, holds an event called The Taste of the Marianas.  Each Saturday evening in May, restaurants and hotels man booths at the American Memorial Park, selling dishes they've prepared to give local residents and tourists a taste of their culinary delights.  There is also entertainment from local and visiting musicians, performers and dancers.

It's a great way to spend the evening with the family, in a casual, festival like environment.  The food choices are many and all delicious.  The performances always bring a smile to your face and to the faces of the children.

Every year since we've been on Saipan, we've made it to The Taste of the Marianas.  Last night, my wife and I had local favorites like lechon (roasted pig), chicken kelaguin, tinalan katne (dried beef), with red rice and pickled cucumber from Herman's Modern Bakery.  As always, it was delicious.  My kids had their usual favorites, barbecue chicken and pork on sticks, pancit, red rice, and pearl shakes.  They topped that off with cotton candy.  

The performances we saw last night were of some adorable cultural dancers from Saipan and Palau.  The little ones represented.

The Taste of the Marianas, if you're visiting Saipan in May, you've got to make it out to one of the Saturdays.  Great food and good times to be had and another reason I Luv Saipan.

(hu guaiya hao mama)

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes you need to take the scenic route, when you do, take Isa Drive.


Related Posts with Thumbnails