Stop what you’re doing and go grab a burger from Umami Burger. Are you there yet? Founder Adam Fleischman is a food deity who has broken down a staple American meal into pure food chemistry.
This little burger joint, located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn will hit every single taste bud of your palate. In Japanese, the word “umami” can be translated to “pleasant savory taste,” making umami one of the five basic tastes along with – sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltiness.
There’s no better way than to start the meal off with a side of thin cut fries with house truffle cheese, topped with chives. Note: Ordering only one plate of these crunchy delights for more than two people may result in a World War Potato. A fight to the last crunch.
For the main course, Umami offers a selection of over 10 perfectly umami infused, handcrafted burgers. With each mouthful of this rich umami flavor, your tongue will be salivating for the next bite. Two crowd favorites are the classic Umami Burger – parmesan frico, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, and Umami ketchup, as well as the Sunny Side – parmesan frico, fried egg, truffle thyme compound butter, truffle arugula, and truffle aioli.
Vegetarian? No problem. Any choice of delicious meat patties can be whipped up into veggie burger heaven. This outstanding foodtastic experience isn’t even just about the burgers…or fries…it’s also about the ketchup. Words cannot describe the savory taste of this ketchup. So much so that by the end up the night you’ll be spooning this condiment right into your mouth.