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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City
Turkey burgers have always been hit or miss. Even for the health conscious or those trying to avoid red meat, there’s no guarantee that when you order a turkey burger that you won’t find a dry hockey puck in its place.
In fact, Thanksgiving is the only time we really celebrate the turkey. So in its honor, I decided to see if I could find a worthwhile turkey burger. And I did – at Umami Burger.
For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.
People in the food world always love to claim each year as being the “year of the cupcake” or the “year of fried chicken” or the “year of something.” While many people might decalre 2013 the year of BBQ or the year of Nordic food in NYC, I became smitten with that old American favorite: the burger. I kept biting into one delicious meat bomb after another and here are five of my favorites (some old, some new, and one very unusual).
NUMBER 65: THE ORIGINAL at UMAMI BURGER
I’d heard about the legend of the Umami Burger long before they opened their first NYC location this year. Even my non food-obssessed friends on the West Coast were calling to tell me about this new burger joint that highlighted the mysterious undiscovered taste: umami. Used to describe savory, meaty notes, the word umami is thrown around a lot these days. But every component of the original Umami Burger showcases the often misunderstood word. The already-meaty beef blend is brushed with a special umami sauce (containing umami-rich ingredients like seaweed and miso), then seared and sandwiched together on a toasty Portuguese bun, along with caramelized onions, oven-roasted tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, and a parmesan crisp. If you want to know what umami is, this burger will show you. Price: $12
|432 Sixth Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street),