THE Chamorro burger and the Teriyaki Oyako burger are two of the must-try burgers on Saipan and they’re found at the newly opened N@chan Café and Restaurant in Garapan.
A burger is a complete meal by itself and finishing everything on the plate especially if you are not that hungry is not easy.
I had the chance to dig into the meaty delights of both burgers during the café’s grand opening after sipping a cup of their delicious cappuccino.
N@chan’s Tomoko Shimizu convinced me and my coworker to try the burgers.
The Chamorro burger came on a huge plate with homemade patties, Chamorro sauce and served with Chamorro sausage and French fries. We dug into the burger with dainty bites at first, tasting everything on the plate. I skipped the Chamorro sausage as my tolerance for anything spicy is not that high.
A few minutes later, our Teriyaki Oyako burger arrived and I turned my full attention to it. The grilled chicken topped with Japanese Teriyaki sauce was just perfect, deliciously tender and blending well with the flavors of the scrambled eggs and mayonnaise. The Teriyaki Oyako burger also came with French fries and crispy chicken nuggets.
Sadly, we were not able to finish both burgers as they were too big for us. Lesson learned —next time, come in with an empty stomach before you order a burger from N@chan.
At N@chan the patties are homemade and come with distinctive flavors. All the burgers are served with French fries and chicken nuggets except for the Chamorro burger, which comes with Chamorro sausage.
You must also try the N@chan regular burger served with lettuce, tomato and onion, bacon cheeseburger which comes with bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, and the Okonomi sauce burger served with Japanese Okonomiyaki sauce and cabbage.
If you are really hungry, go for the Big N@chan which lives up to its name and comes with double homemade patties, lettuce, tomatoes and cabbage.
If you want it hot, try the Chili Burger made with homemade patties and chili sauce.
N@chan is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Tuesday. For reservations, call 233-5233.