Healthy fare for the health conscious


It is sometimes a challenge to stick to eating healthy. Fortunately, there are places on island that offer that option.

Everest Kitchen, Saipan’s authentic Nepalese and Mediterranean restaurant, serves healthy and traditional lentil soup, falafel, curries, hummus, and vegetable dishes.

“Everest Kitchen is my go-to place during lunch,” said Steve McKagan of Tapochao. “They have lots of vegetarian options and the health benefits of Indian spice make Everest one of my favorite lunch options and it is delicious.”

Everest Kitchen is open from 11am to 2pm and is located on Micro Beach Road in Garapan. Contact the restaurant at 285-0218.

The Shack Saipan has crepes with the right portions of fish with vegetables (Alaska crepe) and chicken with vegetables (chicken kelaguen) as fillings.

Paula D., who is visiting from Washington, said, “The Alaska crepe is my favorite so far, with its delicious topping and real salmon and spinach inside. The atmosphere is island friendly and everyone who works here does so in joy that seems to spread and blend with the delicious and healthy food.”

Roz G., from Vancouver, Canada, said, “I instantly fell in love with the menu at The Shack. I love that they cater to many different food restrictions. Everything my family ordered was delicious. My favorite would be the local crepe. It is a crepe filled with chicken kelaguen (a chicken salad mixed with lemon, coconut flakes, and love).”

The Shack Saipan open from 8am to 2pm and is located at Oleai Beach. Contact it at 235-7422.

Truong’s Saipan is a Vietnamese restaurant that serves dishes with the freshest ingredients. One of their popular dishes is the fried lumpia, protein-packed rolls with pork and paired with lettuce, noodles, bean sprouts, and mint.

Maria Valenzuela of San Vicente said, “When I want something light and healthy to eat, I go to Truong’s and order their fried lumpia. I like the process where you wrap the lumpia filled with pork mixture in lettuce and mix it with other vegetables. It’s light, healthy, and reasonably priced.”

Truong’s Saipan is open from 11am to 10pm and is located on Beach Road. Contact it at 670-235-8050.

Bea Cabrera | Correspondent
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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