288 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ
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My younger brother, Brandon, had been visiting for a week and it was time to bring him to the airport for his flight home. But not wanting him to fly to L.A. on an empty stomach, I took him to one of my favorite ethnic hamburger places, Hamburgão in Newark.
As I documented in earlier post(s) about Brazilian Sanduiche and Brazilian Hot Dogs, Brazilians are quite serious about their junk food. They love to stack sandwiches high with all sorts of toppings you and I might think as weird or excessive — but once you’ve had a Brazilian sandwich, you’re going to be hooked.
The Hamburgão store on Lafayette Street in Newark. The name is pronounced “Ham-bur-gay-o”
Hamburgão menu. Click here to zoom in
Crazy delicious burger and sandwich combinations await at Hamburgao. Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more.
Brazilians are quite serious about their burgers.
The pastry counter at Hamburgão. My favorite thing here is the Pão de Queijo or cheese bread, which is made from manioc flour and lots of Parmesan cheese. Many places sell Pao de Queijo in Newark, but I happen to like Hamburgao’s a lot.
A selection of Brazilian meat pastries — Chicken balls, Arabian Pastry, and a Pao de Queijo.
Chicken ball cross section. These are deep fried and filled with potato and a chicken/Catupiry cream cheese mixture.
Arabian Pastry. You can get this filled with beef in addition to the chicken/catupiry combo above.
The Hamburgao Beef sandwich. This consists of special locally baked sandwich bread, steak, Presunto (Portuguese Prosciutto), Bacon, Mozzarella, Fried Egg, Corn, Potato Stix, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo. A veritable giant in the annals of sandwichdom.
Hamburgao Beef sandwich with a few bites in it to display the cross section.
Hamburgao also has “Special Sauce” at the table for adding to your sandwich.
The “Cheese Tudo” sandwich (Photo by jsmooth995) accompanied by a bottle of Sumol, a popular Brazilian orange-flavored soda similar to Orangina.
Brazilian Hot Dog cross section.