a category of taste in food (besides sweet, sour, salt, and bitter)…
ORIGIN Japanese, literally ‘deliciousness.’
In a small, modern interior of Umami Burger, the assistant on the next day’s shoot, Fernando, and I sat down for a burger. He had just gotten off a 6 hour flight from NYC and was ravenous. I had eaten just 2 hours before, but I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to have what is considered to be one of the best burgers. At the very least, I could take home what I couldn’t finish. I ordered the Truffle Burger, with house-made truffle cheese and truffle glaze. Fernando ordered the Umami Burger with shitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, Parmesan crisp, and umami ketchup. We also ordered a Truffled Beet Salad and a salted caramel ice cream sandwich to split. It was all amazing. Needless to say, I finished the entire burger.
850 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90036