I AM SO EXCITED TO WRITE THIS POST. I’ve been waiting almost 2 years to go to Umami burger ever since I read about it on Fashimi‘s blog. I don’t know what stood out to me, but I longed for it. I wanted to go last year during AX but we didn’t have time… This year, I made it my mission!
We drove to Umami Burger in the Irvine Spectrum Centre.
We were handed a menu and immediately took to the intense decision making process. The four of us decided to each order a different burger so we could share and taste all of the different types!
I opted for the classic Umami burger (if it’s named after the restaurant, it must be special….right?) Jord got the Manly, Megan got the throwback, and Joe ordered the KBBQ.
The waitress brought us a bucket of special Umami sauces! If I can remember correctly, one was a hot sauce (diablo?), a ranch dressing, garlic sauce, and Umami’s house ketchup (tomato paste blended with anchovies)
We waited in anticipation until…. 2 serves with large plates arrived and handed us our food!! ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?? The Umami burger has parmesan frico, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, carmelized onions, and umami house ketchup. My burger was medium-well done and was absolutely delicious, with onions embedded within the oozing cheese.
“…vanilla-maple cream filled oatmeal cookie sandwich, tempura battered and fried, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and coarse sea salt.” (-food beast)