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Umami Burger (Los Angeles, CA) – I Concede. Umami Wins.

February 21, 2010

I’ll admit – the first time I went to Umami, I played it off like it was nothing special because I didn’t want to give into the hype of the place.

“How’s Umami Burger?”
“It’s okay.”

But after today, I cannot deny that Umami Burger makes a damn good burger. Behold, the Spanish burger:

(*cue the angels and harps*)

It may not look like anything special but this juicy lamb patty smeared with saffron aioli and some kind of purple sauce, topped with roasted bell peppers and baby arugula and sandwiched between two fluffy white buns is an explosion of flavor.

The patty wasn’t dry at all, which is a feat considering it was made of lamb. There was some sweet and spicy action going on with the bell peppers and the peppery arugula. And finally, that purple sauce? I have no idea what it is but I’m thinking that’s Umami’s secret ingredient (because I can’t figure what else is making this burger so addicting!).

8 hours later and I’m still craving this baby. So good.

Umami Burger
4655 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-3922
Twitter: @umamiburger

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