Denny's - Island Favorites & American Standards
Restaurant Review by Ken Stewart, The Guam Food Guy
Denny's "Only On Guam" Menu is a tribute to the people of Guam...I was really impressed by the menu considerations and treatments given to local cuisine. If you've not yet seen this menu, check it out since it contains things beyond the extensive traditional menu items typical to Denny's. The Tap'a The Morning was one such meal that I ordered. Born in the Philippines, this meal consists of marinated beef that is grilled and served with your choice of rice or hash browns. I opted for the free fried rice substitution. The fried rice "bouquet" is a sweet rice that is fluffy and not sticky, and filled with chunks of ham and vegetables. Pretty good. The Tap'a the Morning is priced a $5.65. The eggs I had were scrambled a little too hard for my preference. The meat was perfect...and there was plenty of it!
The Island Slam was my partner's choice - it had Spam, Portuguese Sausage, and Tapa, along with two eggs and fried rice bouquet. It was a local meat lover's dream meal, and priced at $6.65.
The Pride of Guam meal has tender Parrot Fish with eggs - for $6.50. I noticed a customer eating milkfish that was fried and accompanied by two eggs and fried rice...it looked quite appealing!
For dinner the night before I had the Stir Fry Chop Steak and Fried Chicken ($8.95). I needed the garlic and marinated beef and vegetables, and was talked out of cooking this myself. They have other Stir Fry Sensations on their Only on Guam Menu...I think all of them are popular with locals.
One of the great things about the Denny's location in the Micronesia Mall (the other location is in Tamuning next to Atkins Kroll) is that they have Humphrey Yogart frozen treats! You can have a large assortment of flavor combinations, with fruit, cookies, nuts, and candies. This is a splendid frozen yogurt concept, and I don't think many of us realize the quality and variety of pleasures a frozen yogurt dish can bring - either as a shake, smoothie, or a dessert cup.
For the frazzled nerves of the frenetic food reviewer, Denny's offers a real fun and exciting thrill - Power Rings! At the behest of my companion, our server had delivered a cup of these Power Rings, known as Nature's Building Blocks! This kept my mind busy and I created an art piece...for a while it took my mind completely off the ravages of Typhoon Chataan and not having ice! Denny's brought much relief and satisfaction to me and many other residents of Guam!