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- Proa RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2First to ReviewDec 18, 2013
Local/sustainable restaurant near the Hilton Resort Guam. Long-ish wait if you go during the lunch hour (long wait by Guam standards, anyway). Try the Calamansi Cooler and the Big Feller Trio - a tasty plate of BBQ chicken, shortribs, and spareribs. It's right by Ypao Beach, so you can walk or nap by the water if you please.
- Proa RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 05, 2012
While all the Tourists are spending extra money for dinner at the fancy hotels on the San Vittores strip along Tumon Bay, the locals go here, to Proa.
Proa offers well conceived dishes that are up-scale plated, but are not too expensive and offers tasty, excellent quality comfort food to locals looking for a nice dinner out.
They are famous for two things: local style Barbeque, and their desserts from their partner's dessert shop next door, Sweet Reliefs.
We had a party of 10 and and reserved the private room in the front, which had two entries and offered closed door privacy without the noise of the main room. We also had in our party the wife of a local chef, who knew the ins and outs of Proa and the staff, so she set up some great special requests!
Si Yu'os Ma'ase Dee!
Proa offers a unique dessert sampler plate, which we had two of, and on each are 4 or 5 desserts we could sample in anticipation for later, after our meal. This may not be on the menu, but ask, as it is offered.
We followed with 5 orders of roasted Mussels, which were drenched in a good white wine and butter sauce and served with toast slivers, with chopped onions and a little red chili pepper bits. They were delicious! (Again, ask.)
The salads are huge and good enough for your entree, and several people did order these from choices such as Triton Farms locally growned Mixed Baby Greens with Panko-Crusted Mozzarella Cheese and Marinated Tomatoes, served with a Pomegrante-Honey Vinnagrette and Basil Oil ($13.95).
There are other appetizers, and I opted for the Proa-Styled Beggars Purse ($10.95). This was sushi grade Ahi Tuna prepared Poke style, encased in a fresh Furikake Crepe and Wasabi Soy Butter Sauce, tied neatly with a shallot stalk.
For entrees, many opted for the Proa BBQ, which is served with salad and choice of Red or Steamed Rice, for only $11.95 to $13.95. The $13.95 option "Big Feller" is a combo of the other three BBQ plates: Short ribs, Spare ribs, and Chicken
I chose the Craked Black Pepper Crusted Pork Loin, with Brandy Pan Sauce and Fried Onions ($16.95). Very good!
The meats have a savory blackened type BBQ crust to them, and they are enhanced by the local condiments to dip into:
1. Dinanchi - this is the locally grown chili like pepper that adds a little spice and heat, like Sriracha or Chinese red chili might, although the flavor is slightly different and good!
2. Finareni - this is soy, chopped onions, a little vinegar, and a little chili, and is a bit like something you would mix to dip your Guo Teh (potsticker) into. Also nice and a local favorite.
I dipped my thick pork loin slices into a mixture of Dinanchi and Finareni, and it really pleased my tastebuds!
There are also entrees like Asian Pesto Marinated Ahi Tune ($15.95), Machiko-Crusted Onaga (white Talapia like fish from Japan) ($16.95),
Alaskan King Crabs in Basil and Garlic (petite $22.95, regular $41.95)
Roasted Cornish Hen with Carmelized Garlic & honey glaze ($15.95)
Hwaiian Pink Rock Salt Pressed RibEye steak (10oz $23, 12oz $27)
and a few more.
Desserts were fantastic, from the award winning Chocolate and hint of Wasabi Cheese Cake, to what I ordered, a Mango Pane Cota served in a large martini glass.
Proa is the real deal as far as offering the best of local Chamorro flavors in a relaxed casual environment with friendly service and unique dishes that can rival most California restaurants.
Gos Mangi! (very good, said on the north of Guam!)
Gof Mangi! (very good, spoken on the south of Guam!)
Proa is the local word for Outrigger canoe. Proa is open Mon - Sat 11am -10pm and Sundays 6 - 10pm.