Monday, August 22, 2011

NSHRY – 129A Beaconsfield Pde, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
Umami Burger
Dress Code:
Smart Casual
16 minutes
Would we recommend:
Go Now!

Pronounced “Noshery”, this funky little beachside cafe/restaurant produces some enticing breakfast and lunch dishes, not to mention coffee that will convert even the most dedicated de-cafe drinkers. With exceptional service and an in depth knowledge about all of their selections, the staff are hard to fault. Inside the décor is comfortable and warm, perfect for a winters breakfast/lunch with a great big window view of the beach. However, when the sun is shining you’ll be fighting for a place outside. We grabbed our first ever Umami Burger – 200g Wagyu and Angus beef, Umami rub, brown mushroom sauce, gruyere, caramelised onions, oven roasted tomato and a parmesan crisp between a sweet brioche bun with a side of onion rings, slaw, cornichons, spicy chip dip and wasabi kewpie. And a heads up if you’re planning on a late night burger fix… its currently only available on the lunchtime menu – unless bribery is your thing of course.

“One of the thickest and juiciest patties I’ve had the pleasure of wrapping my hands around. It was so awesomely juicy that I was actually able to literally suck the salty, flavour packed juice from the pattie. Everything else about this burger was well planned and thought out. The crispy parmesan was something I haven’t seen before and worked perfectly. The individual ingredients in this burger may seem overwhelming, but together make it something special. You also can’t go past the selection of 3 amazing side sauces to add a unique taste. Some really great touches here that make this burger stand out from most others. This is one you really have to try!”
“I was instantly impressed when I walked in and noticed the portions and presentation of the fellow diners meals. The room was full, but being such a tough brave man I was happy to venture outside and face the elements of a Melbourne winter – the view is pretty spectacular aswell. As I was still drunk after only getting home a few hours earlier I eagerly awaited the burger… and once it arrived, I thought had a real challenge on my hands. The crispy cheese and grilled tomatoes all looked a bit complicated for me to navigate. However, much to my surprise when I squished everything together it created an awesome “mush” of gooey goodness that blended perfectly. The beef was a great size and the other ingredients didn’t take away from the main flavours. The service was very friendly and cute, and little extras like 3 sauces to choose from gave it that edge that turned a good experience great.”
“All I can remember is the juice of the pattie going down my hands and dripping onto the plate. This burger is so juicy! The pattie’s flavour was well-balanced (no dominating flavours, besides meat) and cooked evenly on both sides, with the perfect shade of pink in the middle. Be warned this pattie is not only juicy, but thick too. The bun was the second standout – sweet and soft. The caramelised onion jam was really nicely prepared and the double cheese of parmesan and gruyere was perfection. The 3 dips that came with the burger gave me a great choice of what flavour combos to add to each bite – loved it. No chips on this one, but the onion rings were great. I would recommend ending this meal with a Cold Drip Coffee, you’ll need it after this meal.”
“A burger with a concept… finally! Inspired by Umami (The”5th Taste”), this burger is quite unique to Melbourne. The gents have raved on enough about it all but I must emphasise how juicy and tasty this is. It only makes me regret not visiting Umami Burger whilst on my travels around the USA. What really made this for me though was the three dipping sauces: a kind of wasabi mayo, then a paprika-style mayo and a spicy tomato sauce. Each one worked deliciously with the burger (and onion rings), meaning they’ll have you coming back over and over again just try all of the possible combinations. Some serious awesomeness right here. Get on it. ”
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My mouth is watering… not far from me so I will be paying a visit ASAP!

Barry ( August 22, 2011 at 20:36 )

I need this immediately!!!!

Bec ( August 22, 2011 at 20:39 )

that sure is one thick pattie!

Simon Food Favourites ( September 30, 2011 at 15:55 )

    Correction “one thick AWESOME pattie!”


    The Burger Adventure ( October 3, 2011 at 23:01 )

Best burger I have had in 53 years

Jeff Graham ( February 1, 2012 at 14:33 )

Excellent blog, nice the top ten, will do my best to cover them now I’m based for a couple months here in Melbourne

The Blog About Nothing... in London ( April 14, 2012 at 13:52 )

Someone’s borrowing ideas from Adam Fleischman very obviously. “Inspired my umami (the 5th taste)” should have read “Inspired by the original burger from the Umami Burger chain from Los Angeles”

This is a direct copy of the Umami Burger from ….. the Umami Burger chain from LA but hey, I haven’t yet had a chance to try one from there and Albert Park is a hell of a lot closer so I don’t mind that they copied it. Just don’t give them props for coming up with the idea because this is just another example of Melbourne’s adoption of good food from the USA/Mexico region that seems so popular right now. Do you think it’s a coincidence that it comes a few years after those super cheap flights to LA and the time when everyone you knew was about to visit New York?

No credit given, eh? ( May 27, 2012 at 18:08 )

just saw your link there. the danger of skimming an article.

oops ( May 27, 2012 at 18:09 )

I had the bureger and it had good taste however it is not a burger it is a slider..would have to be the smallest burger I have ever had…photo taken is a close up shot….so that you can not tell the size ..same as Mc Donalds food photo galery…I hope someone mentions that here on the post.

milman ( March 8, 2014 at 12:07 )

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