About the joint
In San Franciscio, at the corner Webster and union there is a joint. A joint that dreams are made of. This is no ordinary burg joint. It is Umami Burger.
Umami Burger incorporates the Fifth Taste – umami – into their food and its subtle flavour is used to great effect. The mild Asian influence and commitment to top quality makes Umami Burger a must derb.
There are several location throughout LA, but we had the good fortune of derbing at Umami Union, in San Francisco. The dark lighting and liberal use of wood makes for a cozy atmosphere. They have fascinating sides like truffle fries, tater tots. They make their own umami ketchup and process their own cheese. They grind their steak fresh every few hours and cook their burgers medium-rare (or to order).
An absolute commitment to quality. But it doesn't stop there. Umami is also daring in its offerings like a burger with tempura bone marrow. Wow.
Even among gourmet burger joints, Umami Burger excels. It is a true derbist's paradise.
The best burger I have ever eaten.
by benjamin on August 2nd, 2012
I'd been to Umami Burger once before, and knew what to expect. Having tried the Umami Burger, it was time to try their take on the bacon cheeseburger, or in this case, the Manly Burger.
From the eggy, spongy, shimmery, delectable bun, to the fresh ground, medium-rare patty, bursting with the most exquisite beef flavour, with just a hint of umami... to the beer-aged cheddar, crispy bacon lardons, savoury fried onion strings, and home-made umami ketchup... there is really not much that can be said about this, other than it is, without question, the best burger I've ever had the privilege of stuffing in my face.