September 10, 2015

Guam Food Tour: Cultural and Gastronomic Journey

If there's any topic that can connect people from different parts of the globe, it is going to be about food. Food mirrors culture and heritage. The notions holds true even for the small island like Guam, a US territory which has so much similarity in the Philippines. 

I miss my days in Guam and the endless food trip that we had. Indeed, culinary exploration is a must-do activity when visiting Guam - whether through its night markets, fiestas, or in-island restaurants. Sharing with you the report from our friends in Guam Visitors Bureau about the recently concluded Guam Food Tour. 


The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recently welcomed a new optional tour for  tourists in Guam – the Guam Food Tour. It was introduced at the Guam Expo and Visit Guam 2016 launch held at the Micronesia Mall in Guam, with global media delegates and trade partners on hand.

The Guam Food Tour is a brainchild of a group of locals who’s love for the island lead them to the creation of the activity that aims to tell the many stories of Guam’s culture through its cuisine.

Undoubtedly a sure fit for the Filipino travelers, it is perfect for those who love to indulge in various cuisines as the tour takes participants on a gastronomic journey through Guam as it involves at least four stops, with each stop being represented by a dish prepared by local establishments or home cooks – who wish to share their specialties.  With each dish telling a different narrative, tourist can surely excite their taste buds and get a better grasp of the island’s rich history and culture. Some of the dishes tourists can try are Guam’s famous Chicken Kelaguen, Kadon Pika, Tinaktak, and the sinfully delicious Latiza desert. 

The launch of Guam’s new tourist attraction is in line with the Bureau’s thrust in promoting Guam’s rich culture – in preparation for the upcoming 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts from May 22 to June 4, 2016. Recognized as the biggest cultural gathering of countries and island-nations, with 27 participants, the event will showcase the cultures of the Pacific islands through various disciplines – including the culinary arts. 

Apart from its cultural offering for tourists, Guam has also transformed itself as a must go destination of sports and shopping – with its duty-free shopping proposition. Boasting of its neo-island lifestyle, that combines the laid-back atmosphere with the amenities of a modern high-end destination, the island has constantly attracted tourists from around Asia, and the rest of the world. Guam is also the closest US destination from Manila, and is accessible via a 3-½ flight from Manila via Philippine Airlines and United Airlines.

To know more about the latest events and news in Guam, you may also visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s Facebook page at:

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