Another staple, a shrimp patty popular at local markets, has been put between bread at Meskla Dos, a new gourmet burger joint that has patrons queuing out the door. The Uhang Shrimp Burger is a shrimp burger coated in panko crumbs and topped with spicy tartare sauce. The night Puma Creepers All Red
At Talafofo Falls Resort Park I climb into the claustrophobic hole that was home to Japanese soldier Yokoi Shoichi for 28 years. Unaware the war had ended, Shoichi emerged from his hand dug cave in 1972 and returned to Japan. Further south, Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad is a Spanish relic and the best point to admire the scoop of bay at Umatac, an area celebrated as Magellan'slanding point. I meet up with Myong, who takes me to the supposedly haunted White Lady Bridge, where the tale goes that a Spanish officer took a Puma Creepers On young Chamorro bride in the 1600s and was cruel to her, making her fetch water for him from the nearby fresh mountain stream. One nightthe small sliver of moon was inadequate to light her .
a perfect showcase for the Polynesian inspired street food. On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Chamorro Village in Hagatna throws a touristy fiesta of food and traditional dance but for better, cheaper street treats try the Mangilao Thursday Night Market in the interior. On my final day I travel through the south of the island.
as a bronze statue of Guam's famous mermaid, La Sirena, a legendary woman who loved the water so much she sprouted fins. But truth be told I am searching for the microbrewery named in her honour. The Mermaid Tavern is a pub dive bar that serves killer Spanish Garlic Shrimp, huge prawns in a slick of paprika, garlic and sherry, a perfect foil for their pale ale. Food is always a great cultural diving board. Over the next couple of days, I discover the tinaktak burger at Pika's cafe, arguably the best local joint on the island. Tinaktak, a traditional dish of ground beef cooked in coconut milk has been turned into a burger, where coconut milk is ladled over a beef patty during grilling.