Umami Burger, which has won the hearts and taste buds of guests in California and Florida alike, debuts its new location in New York beginning next week. New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant previews what New Yorkers have to look forward to as she describes her first taste:
“As I sampled my first Umami Burger, I was primed to be aware of the legendary funky and savory fifth taste (after sweet, salty, sour and bitter), but it was a subtle presence in what was actually an extremely well-made burger — very juicy, beefy and tasty.”
Fabricant goes on, “The umamification of his burger — or what intensifies that fifth taste — comes from the stuff tucked under the lid of the bun, like a shiitake cap and a roasted tomato slice, a parmesan frico and some sautéed onions, a special sauce and other ingredients that make up the company’s ‘umami dust.’”
Our mouths are officially watering, and we’re counting down the days until Umami Burger opens at SLS Las Vegas.