Guam Diner Bytes: PROA Hagatna
Just look at this photo of PROA’s Big Feller Trio ($14.75). Marvelous, isn’t it? The oval mound of moist, flavorful red rice partially obscuring the porcelain ramekin of finadene offers a solid contrast to the salad greens and bronzed stack of Proa’s famous BBQ.
PROA’s red rice isn’t just moist and flavorful, it’s been perfected as a model of our national starch! PROA’s finadene isn’t just our local condiment awaiting a rib or chicken dip. It is a bold, exciting, and powerful celebration of fresh made ingredients that stimulate the palate with its sweet, acidic and pika sensations.
The red rice and finadene combined are a culinary homing signal to anyone of us who has to travel off island and eventually find our bearings once we’ve tasted both! Take your first bite of a pork spare rib and there you go!
With eyes closed in sheer ecstatic appreciation I don’t compare this to our local fiesta bbq. No, it is a completely unique and original bbq flavor made with PROA’s own Marianas Glaze! Who knew Beef Short Ribs, Chicken Thighs, and Pork Ribs could taste so good!?? Profs to the special genius and talent of Executive Chef Geoffrey Perez and his extraordinary team of grillmasters.
For those of you who don’t know the story of PROA’s dazzling success, it has much to do with knowing how to captivate the hearts, minds, and bellies of both locals and visitors with compelling, world-class cuisine. It’s not quite a 1000-word tribute to this photo of the Big Feller Trio. Suffice it to say this is what you can eat once the lunch specials and lunch service is finished!
It this great feast is an idea of what is basically “left over”, can you imagine the adventure awaiting you when you order when the kitchen is open? Thank you, Team PROA, for making my late lunch a reflection of a great island culinary legacy!