Wednesday, March 28, 2012

umami burger

if there is a burger place i love just as much as my favorite father's office,
it has to be the umami burger
which one do i love more? it's really a tough question because i love them both dearly!

so what does "umami" mean?
umami is a japanese word describing the pleasant and savory taste imparted by glutamate, a type of amino acid and ribonucleotides that occur naturally in foods
umami as a taste is subtle but it blends with other tastes well to expand your experience while eating

so here it goes with mouthwatering gourmet burger!

so far i only checked out three of their locations & noticed that each has their own unique decor-
since each location not only has unique decors but unique menus & only some have full bars, you might want to do your research before checking out a place-
also,  if it helps, la brea location has the tablet pc which you can play with if you get bored with..well, your 'date' ;)

do you love the old-fashioned soda bottles? 
if so, you will love umami burger even more! 
true. this means no 'refills' but you will get drinks that are extra fresh! 

salted caramel shake

please note that the menu might vary depending on the location
but you will be able to find the main yummers wherever you go :) 

tempura onion rings & sweet potato fries
with a side of roasted garlic aioli
tempura onion rings & homemade ketchup
hmm! they look different at a different location! 
cheesy tater tots
truffled beet salad
truffled ricotta, smoked almonds, wild baby arugula, truffle dressing
thin fries, tempura onion rings
& 2 umami burgers! 
umami burger
shiitake mushroom, carmelized onions, roasted tomato,
 parmesan crisp, umami ketchup
look at the parmesan crisp! droooooooool!
truffle burger
house-made truffle cheese, truffle glaze
manly burger
beer-cheddar cheese, smoked-salt onion strings, bacon lardons
truffle poutine 

umami burger now has couple other sister restaurants they opened up in los angeles, which i am excited to check out in the near future ;)

i am now happilyfull ♥ 
see you on my next adventure! 


  1. hey, there! hope you're doing well.

    this seems like the perfect combo--japanese and burgers. i love both, and boy, your photos are just making me drool. the truffle burger, omg, would love to eat it right now! great review. :)

    hope you have a great rest of the wk!


  2. Seriously?! I could drive there right now! Your blog always makes me hungry :]

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award