what is kÅdu?

traditional chamoru home cooking

Kådu is to the Chamoru people (the indigenous people of the Marianas Islands), what Ramen is to the Japanese, or what Pho is to the Vietnamese. To call it soup is to do it a disservice. 

The base of each kådu is bone broth soup, which is highly nutritious and has been proven to improve health, boost immunity, and increase wellness and vitality. After the long process of creating the bone broth and coaxing all of the natural goodness from the bones of either chicken or beef, we then add hearty cuts of meats and vegetables. The most healing of our kådu also has the special ingredient of mangu (in Chamoru), or turmeric also known as yellow ginger.  Each of our traditional kådu recipes utilizes our unique locally grown vegetables, keeping our kådu true to its tradition.

Bone broth soup and all of its health benefits have been part of the Chamoru cooking tradition for generations. Learn more about the benefits of bone broth soup here:  The Top 6 Bone Broth Benefits, -or here: 18 Amazing Health Benefits of Bone Broth.

Why Kådu?

A lot of people think of fiesta food when they think of Chamoru cuisine. For us, true Chamoru comfort food was the large pot that simmered for hours in Nåna's kitchen. Kådu was a way that large families could be nourished and satisfied.

Fast forward to today, and Nåna is too old to carry the big pot and cook kådu for the family, and our busy modern lives often forces us to eat what is most convenient, which usually ends up being fast food. We also know from firsthand experience that working families often have to care for their children and for their manåmko’ parents, aunts and uncles. 

We opened Kådu restaurant in November 2018 to provide  our island's families with a nutritious, convenient and affordable option for lunch and dinner. Our kådu provides a well-balanced meal with countless health benefits thanks to the nutritious bone broth and healthy proteins and vegetables . We have committed to using quality ingredients and as many local vegetables and products as possible.

Most importantly, we cook with the same love and care that our Nåna put into it when she would make kådu. We hope to be part of many families’ weekly routine to replace some of the meals that would have otherwise consisted of unhealthy foods. 

We also believe that the real kådu experience happens in the comfort of your own home surrounded by your family. This is why all of our kådu is served to-go, so families can reconnect at home with their manåmko’ yan i famagu’on, while enjoying true Chamoru comfort food.

Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday: 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 8:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Note: Take Out Only



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