Guam Diner Bytes: Indian buffet Fridays at Marriott Cafe

by Ken Stewart
The Guam Food Guy

You’d have to see it to believe it! Fresh, piping hot Naan bread is delivered by chefs to your table straight from the Tandoor oven! With temperatures approaching 480 degrees F, the clay walls of the Tandoor oven bake naan bread that adheres to the wall and has to be peeled off when done. There is an understandable air of excitement in this bustling eatery as diners line up to the Indian specialty buffet line that offers a colorful selection of Indian dishes including Garbonzo Beans with Spinach, Cabbage with Coconut, Palak Paneer (Spinach and Indian farmer’s Cheese), Egg Masala, Chappati, Tandoori Chicken, Fish Curry, Pork Vindaloo , Vegetable Curry and Rice Biryani.

One station features Sweet Mango Chutney, Tomato Yogurt, Cucumber Yogurt, and Chili Chutney. I was introduced to a new item, Dahi Vada, which are lentil dumplings soaked in thick yogurt and topped with mint or cilantro (coriander) leaves, chili powder, pepper, and cumin. This has a texture similar to bean curd. One of the delightful benefits of Indian food is its nutritious and health value. That’s in addition to its rich tastes and spiciness! Come and enjoy this all you can eat Indian food fest every Friday at the Marriott Cafe for only $18.00 + 10% service charge.

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