We had spent a good amount of time in San Francisco on a prior trip, so we really only spent a few hours in the city before our flight back home.
The only place we made a point to stop at was Umami Burger.
All my California friends sing the praises of Umami burger constantly, but we were yet to get one in NYC (that all changed just a few weeks later). So this was our chance.
Umami burger has a regular menu but then also has specials that align with the individual location. This being San Francisco, the specialty burger was the Bacon-Wrapped Scallop Burger: hand-chopped scallop patty, crispy pork belly, sweet chile sauce and yuzu-garlic aioli. We went without the chile sauce due to my allergy, but we certainly didn’t miss it. This was one flipping fantastic burger! The scallops were so sweet and so flavorful and everything on it just made for a decadent and flavor rich mouthful.
We also tried the Truffle Burger which came with house-made truffle cheese and truffle glaze.
Do not let looks deceive you. This burger looks simple but the taste was outrageous. Super truffly and the burger patty itself was packed with rich flavor.
We also got a side of the truffle fries which were fantastic.
And we couldn’t stop there when there was a homemade ice cream cookie sandwich to devour!
I can’t remember the flavors, but I remember it was awesome.
I absolutely see what all the fuss is about and I cannot wait to try the one in NYC! Great burgers, great flavors, original ideas. Awesome.
Total Nom Points: 8.5 out of 10