Gollai Åppan Lemmai

Desiree Taimanglo-Ventura


My son likes this. He's my lemmai baby. It's about as Chamorro a recipe as you can get. Aside from salt, you don't even need to go to the store to make it. It's all in your back yard (or your neighbor's). Always have a neighbor with a lemmai, mango, or bilembines tree, right?

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around 6


1 large
5 c
lechen niyok (coconut milk)
1/2 tsp
salt (more if you like yours saltier)

How to Make Gollai Åppan Lemmai


  • 1Cut the lemmai into four. Peel off the skin and remove its core.
  • 2Cut into thick, long slices.
  • 3Sprinkle the salt (as much or as little as you like) over the lemmai.
  • 4Set the heat to medium and in a large pot, cook the lemmai with the lechen niyok in the pot (covered) for about 30 minutes (letting the milk soak into it).

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About Gollai Åppan Lemmai

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian