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Umami Burger

850 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles , CA , United States http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/
(323) 931-3000

Adam Fleischman’s growing Los Angeles burger chain looks beyond ketchup and mustard to other flavor boosters, like "umami dust," a savory mix that includes ground kombu (a type of seaweed) and dried shiitake mushrooms. His preferred method for cooking burgers isn’t a grill but a griddle. "You get a more even sear, and the fat bastes the burger instead of dripping through the grate," he explains.

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