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Friday, May 30, 2014

PREGO - WESTIN GUAM RESORT

PREGO
WESTIN GUAM RESORT
TUMON, GUAM

PREGO
WESTIN GUAM RESORT
105 GUN BEACH ROAD
TUMON, GUAM 96913
1-671-647-0992
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM / 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                 Saturday and Sunday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The chef at Prego had a few hiccups during my visits to Prego while on Guam.  I still love this little restaurant located inside the Westin but when you get a meal that has two missing main ingredients on the same night, it surprised and upset me.  Ordered a half order of the Insalata Brindisi.  The salad was to consist of Romaine Lettuce, Bell Pepper, Feta Cheese and Black Olives.  The salad arrived with no Feta Cheese.  To make things worse on this visit, I ordered the Fettuccine with Crab Meat.  The Pasta arrived with absolutely no crab.  Not a spec.  I ate about half the dish and poked through to the bottom of the pasta looking for a piece of crab.  Nothing.  I politely told the waitress that there was no Feta in my salad and no Crab in my pasta.  A few moments later the Manager arrived table side with the check and she had removed the charge for the pasta.  I told her that was not necessary and that I only wanted the kitchen to be made aware of these two mistakes.  Food was still tasty, just lacking the main ingredients.  On another visit I ordered a half order of the Caesar Salad and the Pappardelle with Lobster.  I like the fact that you can order half portions at Prego.  Comes in handy when dining alone.  The salads are large here and half is more than enough for one person.  The Caesar Salad was good but a little too over dressed.  Would prefer less dressing and maybe some anchovies.  The Pappardelle with Lobster was served with Spinach Pasta which is not indicated on the menu.  Kind of surprised me when I got a plate of green pasta.  Flavors were good but sauce was a bit watery.  I asked the waiter to make the dish "spicy" and the spice nearly blew my head off.  The waiter asked if it was too spicy after seeing me making faces after the first few bites.  I told him it was perfect and that is what I asked for.  It was hot and I loved it.   The Lobster chunks were good.  The best dishes this visit were the Ahi and Avocado Salad and Linguine with Clams.  The Ahi and Avocado is a first class presentation and full of fresh flavors.  Love it.  By far the best pasta dish I had during the week was the Linguine with Clams.  I again asked for "spicy" and received a kicked up plate of pasta that was perfect.  Loved the pasta and light sauce.  Clams were small but full of flavor.  Great dish.  I like Prego because it is elegant yet casual.  People show up here dressed up and in their shorts and slippers.  Diverse crowd of locals and Japanese, Korean and Russian tourists.  Noticing lots of Russians on Guam this visit.  Nice to see Russia visiting Guam in big numbers.  
Click links below to view older posts on Prego:

PREGO IS LOCATED IN THE WESTIN GUAM RESORT
ENTRANCE TO PREGO
PREGO PIZZA OVEN
DINING ROOM WITH OCEAN VIEWS
THE LOBSTER MENU IS POPULAR WITH ASIAN TOURISTS 
PREGO APPETIZERS AND SALADS
PASTA DISHES
SOUP AND RISOTTO
I ALWAYS GO FOR THE HOMEMADE PASTAS
PIZZA MENU
PREGO'S SIGNATURE HOMEMADE BREAD SERVED WITH ALL MEALS
BREAD IS CRUNCHY ON OUTSIDE AND LIGHT AND FLUFFY OF INSIDE
BREAD IS SERVED WITH TOMATO SAUCE
HALF ORDER OF CAESAR SALAD
SPINACH PAPARDELLE WITH LOBSTER
HALF ORDER OF INSALATA BRINDISI (THEY FORGET THE FETA)
FETTUCCINE WITH CRAB (THEY FORGOT THE CRAB)
TONNATO MACINATO ( AHI TUNA WITH AVOCADO)
ALA VONGOLE (LINGUINE WITH CLAMS)
NOT A BAD PLACE TO ENJOY A PLATE OF PASTA

TASTE - WESTIN GUAM RESORT

TASTE
WESTIN GUAM RESORT
TUMON, GUAM

TASTE
WESTIN GUAM RESORT
105 GUN BEACH ROAD
TUMON, GUAM  96913
1-671-647-0991
HOURS:  Monday thru Saturday: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM / 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM / 6:00 PM - 10:00PM
                 Sunday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM / 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM / 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoyed a really good if not great buffet at Taste in the Westin Guam Resort.  This all buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is frequented by local Guam residents and the loads of tourists from Japan, Korea, China and Russia.  With that type of clientele, the Chef's here must come up with diverse menus to appeal to a wide variety of cultures and tastes.  Looks like they do a good job as everyone in the place was enjoying plate loads of food.  Thursday is Steak and Lobster night at Taste.  For $40 you get all the steak and seafood you can eat plus unlimited beer and margaritas.  If you ask me this is the best dining deal in town especially when you think that just knocking a few beers back can set you back $20.  This buffet was amazing.  Started with a huge salad bar that included all of the mainstream produce plus Calamari Salad, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, Greek Salad and a bunch more.  Everything I tried was fresh and delicious.  The Caesar Salad bar includes chicken and shrimp along with grated Parmesan Cheese.  The Star on this night though was the Steak and Lobster.  There were barrels of Shrimp, Lobster, Crab and Mussels on ice.  Grab a plate and load up as much as you want.  Then throw on some Rib Eye or Sirloin Steaks and hand your plate to the Chef who will cook it on the flattop.  He adds garlic and butter as needed.  After a few minutes your plate is placed in front of the grill and you can grab it and go.  I went for one small piece of Rib Eye and three small lobsters.  Some plates had up to six pieces of steak and a dozen lobsters.  Huge piles of steak and seafood going out here.  Amazing how much some little people can consume.  The steak was good but I found the lobster to be a little tasteless.  I finished my steak and went to the Taco Bar where I found some nice Tacos and Fajitas with all of the condiments to make a great taco.  In addition to the steak, seafood and tacos there are another half dozen hot plates serving Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Seafood with Vegetables, Fresh Fish, Corn on the Cob and even hot dogs and burgers.  The selections here were the best I have seen on Guam or even Hawaii.  Best thing about Taste is that they serve quality food that is fresh.  You don't get all the cheap buffet items here.  There is quantity but also quality.  
Click links below for past posts on Taste at the Westin Guam:

TASTE IS LARGE OPEN RESTAURANT INSIDE THE WESTIN GUAM RESORT
 BACK SIDE OF TASTE HAS PLENTY OF ROOM

TASTE AT WESTIN GUAM RESORT
TASTE BUFFET CAN GET CROWDED BUT THERE IS PLENTY OF SEATING AND GOOD SERVICE
THURSDAY STEAK AND LOBSTER DINNER FOR $40 IS BEST DEAL IN TOWN
AND THE PRICE INCLUDES ALL THE BEER AND MARGARITAS YOU CAN DRINK!
DINNER INCLUDES UNLIMITED HEINEKEN BEER AND PITCHERS OF MARGARITAS
SHRIMP WITH CUCUMBER AND RELISH
OYSTER SHOOTERS
GREAT SELECTION OF SALADS
SHRIMP, OYSTERS, MUSSELS AND CRAB
LOAD UP YOUR PLATE WITH FRESH SEAFOOD
CRAB AND SHRIMP
DON'T FORGET A FEW LOBSTER TAILS
RIB EYE OR SIRLOIN STEAK - GRAB AS MUCH AS YOU WANT AND THE CHEF WILL COOK IT
GIVE YOUR PLATE TO THE CHEF AND HE COOKS IT UP
SERVINGS FOR THE GUESTS.  SOME OF THESE PLATES WERE MASSIVE 
EACH PLATE COOKED TO ORDER
THERE ARE HOT DOGS, BURGERS AND TACOS FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT
ENJOY STEAK AND LOBSTER
 
CHICKEN, RIBS, FISH AND MORE DISHES ALONG THE HOT LINE
THE HOT LINE INCLUDES MORE FRESH SEAFOOD, PASTA, CORN ON THE COBB
AND EVEN A TACO AND FAJITA BAR
TONS OF DESSERTS, FRUIT AND ICE CREAM.  THIS IS ONLY ABOUT 1/3 OF THE SELECTION

 ANOTHER NIGHT AT TASTE FEATURED FRESH FISH, SEAFOOD, PORK , PASTA AND PRIME RIB

 PASTA BAR WITH YOUR CHOICE OF FOUR DIFFERENT SAUCES

 A LITTLE PORK

 AND A LITTLE BEEF

 UNLIMITED WINE AND BEER WITH YOUR MEAL ON THIS NIGHT

CHOOSE YOUR FISH.  ADD SOME VEGETABLES AND THE CHEF WILL COOK IT UP

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ONWARD MANGILAO GOLF CLUB - MANGILAO, GUAM

ONWARD MANGILAO GOLF CLUB
MANGILAO, GUAM

ONWARD MANGILAO GOLF CLUB
ROUTE 15, PAGAT
MANGILAO, GUAM  96923

I was able to get out for a round of golf in Guam on Memorial Day.  Lucky to have a Guam local recommend and set up tee time at Mangilao Golf Club.  This has to be one of the best and most beautiful golf courses on Guam.  Loved the clubhouse views and the course.  The back nine holes are spectacular with many holes hugging the coastline.  The famous Hole 12 is spectacular with water in front of the elevated green.  I put my ball in the water of course.  Highly recommend this course if you are in Guam.  A bit expensive for non-residents but worth the price if you want to see some of the beautiful Guam coastline.  Course is less than 30 minutes from Tumon Bay hotels and puts you in your own little piece of paradise.  

ONWARD MANGILAO GOLF CLUB 
MANGILAO GOLF CLUBHOUSE
ENTER ONE OF GUAM'S BEST GOLF CLUBS
MANGILAO GOLF CHECK IN IS LIKE A HOTEL FRONT DESK
ENTER THE CLUBHOUSE AND CHECK OUT THE VIEW
CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT AND BAR OVERLOOKS THE EAST SIDE OF GUAM COAST
THIS VIEW IS AMAZING
MANGILAO CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT 
BEAUTIFUL VIEW AND AIR CONDITIONED! 
I ENJOYED A CLUB SANDWICH AND FRIES WITH COLD BEER IN MY GOLF CART