Gollai, pronounced gogh-lie, means vegetables while gollai åppan, pronounced aw-pan, means to cook something in liquid until the liquid evaporates. Chamorros generally use coconut milk.
The recipe in A Taste of Guam is for the sweet version of gollai åppan aga' using ripe plantains or ripe cooking bananas. If you don't like the sweet version, use unripened cooking bananas. Add a little bit of salt instead of sugar, some bacon, and omit the cinnamon.
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Fasting to be healthier while eating Chamorro food:
Effective March 2021, PaulaQ will begin replacing Canola and vegetable/seed oils in recipes with pure lard from Reverence Farm, and organic coconut oil. In addition, beef, pork, and poultry products will be sourced from Reverence Farm in Graham, NC.