Americans and Asians alike will have no trouble finding tastes of home on the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián mark the end of Christmas in Puerto Rico.

Cuisines of Northern Mariana Islands

Most dishes are cooked in coconut oil. Copra, the dried meat of coconut is also a special ingredient for the islands traditional dishes. The surrounding water offers large varieties of seafood like sea cucumbers which are consumed dried or smoked and are considered to be an aphrodisiac. People from the islands consume whale’s meat which is also very delicious as other type of fishes which are part of daily meals. Northern Mariana Islands cuisine is very influenced by the islands neighbors’ cuisine such as Hawaiian cuisine, Papuan cuisine and also American cuisine which introduced new ingredients or new modes of cooking in the islands cuisine. Northern Mariana Islands’ cuisine combines the best of Eastern savor with Western aroma spiced with local ingredients.

Garapan Street Market in Northern Mariana Islands

Full of fresh food and live music, Garapan Street Market provides one of the best chances to meet the locals and stock up on trinkets. Look out for the sizzling barbecues and vendors offering a selection of local dishes, including mixed meat skewers, grilled chicken, fish, and ribs.