Umami Burger Named #1

February 23, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle
(5 votes, average: 3.60 out of 5)


GQ has just named burger joint Umami Burger out of Los Angeles the “Best Burger of the Year,” and while I’ve never had the honor of tasting one, I sure am curious.

What makes a Umami Burger so special? Read on…

According to GQ, a Umami Burger is “half beef and half beyond belief.” They’re Japanese flavored, will run you about $10 and are apparently to die for. If you’re curious about the word “umami,” it’s Japanese and refers to the savory taste that combines all four tastes – sweet, sour, bitter and salty – to make a fifth taste. That’s the essence of a Umami Burger.

Adam Fleischman, founder of the Umami Burger four location chain, has reinvented the concept of a hamburger. From the meat to the toppings and even the parking at his shops, Fleischman covered it all.

Regarding the savory taste, GQ writer Alan Richman reports:

I tasted his patty the American way, plain, with nothing on it, and it was pure and wonderful. I tasted it the Asian way, served with toppings, rubs, and sauces, and a different sort of brilliance emerged. It was deeper, more sensuous, both head-spinning and mind-expanding.

Curiosity is continuing to pique…

Not into burgers? Umami Burger will soon be unveiling a Peking duck burger complete with hoisin sauce, a crabmeat burger with lemon-miso dressing and a Stink Burger. You ready for this? The Umami Stink Burger comes with anchovies, onions marinated in fish sauce and, well, stinky Taleggio cheese. That’s…….interesting.

What do you think of Umami Burger?

 

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2 Comments


  1. way overpriced. i’ve had better. they actually charge you for ketchup. lame.

  2. BULL-FUCKING-SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! ALL FUCKING HYPE, SPIN, AND LIE’S BY LIBERAL MEDIA IDIOTS!! I KNOW, I HAVE TASTED THEIR CRAPPY BURGERS. THEY WON’T EVEN PUT THEIR CHEESE ON THE FUCKING SIDE IF YOU ASK THEM. THEY MEAT IS NOT FRESH, IS FORMED, AND HAS SOME KIND OF BINDING FILLERS IN IT. PROBABLY CHEMICAL CRAP!! WHAT MORONS!! I TRIED THEM TWO TIMES TO BE FAIR, AND BOTH TIMES WAS A COMPLETE LET-DOWN AND DISASTER. THE BURGERS TASTE FUNKY AND ARE REALLY SMALL TOO, AND THE BUN IS COMPLETELY FILMSY AND FALLS APART. IT DOES NOT SUPPORT THE BURGER AT ALL!! I WAS TOTALLY UNDERWHELMED. I’VE HAD FAR, FAR BETTER BURGERS THEN THIS PLACE, AND THEIR FRIES WERE DEPLORABLE, RETCHED, AND INEDIBLE!!!!!! THEN, TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, THEY CHARGE AN ARM AND A LEG FOR THEIR CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I WILL NEVER, EVER GO THERE AGAIN.

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