I learned to make this on Guam. This is an all purpose sauce and can be used as a marinade, or poured over rice or cooked meat. You can make it as hot or mild as you like. The longer you let it sit the hotter it gets!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
3 /4 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the soy sauce, onion, chile peppers, and vinegar in a small bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 10.9g 4% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1808.5mg 72% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
This is the basic recipe, and it's good; I hope you enjoyed your stay in Guam! But awesome finadene' requires a bit more effort. Why use vinegar when there is lemon juice? Even lemon powder is better than vinegar. And what kind of vinegar: white, cider or the Filipino spiced brand? Why take out the seeds -- there's the kick? Add some green onions for color. Don't you want a bit of chopped garlic for flair? There's so much to do with the versatile finadene'. This recipe is limited, but okay in a crunch! Especially when you're so far away from Guam! I'm glad finadene is a beautiful memory of Guam for you!!! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
This is the basic recipe, and it's good; I hope you enjoyed your stay in Guam! But awesome finadene' requires a bit more effort. Why use vinegar when there is lemon juice? Even lemon powder is better than vinegar. And what kind of vinegar: white, cider or the Filipino spiced brand? Why take out the seeds -- there's the kick? Add some green onions for color. Don't you want a bit of chopped garlic for flair? There's so much to do with the versatile finadene'. This recipe is limited, but okay in a crunch! Especially when you're so far away from Guam! I'm glad finadene is a beautiful memory of Guam for you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Yumm-o- Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2013
Subbed lemon juice for the vinegar. Chile pepper bring just the right amount of heat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
I grew up eating Chamorro food since I am Chamorro. You can use lemon or limes instead of vinegar as well for a better taste also add green onions or regular onions... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2019
Your receipe is exactly what I was looking for. My brother used to make this with his Spam and rice when he was hungry I've been trying for years to recreate it after he passed away but kept forgetting what it was called. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2013
I feel like I brought Guam to the States thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2019
Do the onions in it go bad after a certain time? I make and eat finadene a lot and I started to wonder if the onions in it can go bad after a while Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2020
Basic recipe, but as others have noted, I use lemon juice instead of vinegar and I also add chopped up tomatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2014
I think lemon and garlic sound great but it is really a matter of preference. I use garlic and limes a lot so for me the basic recipe is just right:) Read More
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