The Umami Burger 'UFO' menu item is the latest dessert to come of the chuck-only restaurant chain. The Laguna Beach-based chefs have reinterpreted classic mixtures of bread, beef and condiments with shiitake mushrooms, gourmet truffle cheese, chilies and even lightly seared ahi tuna.
There is arguably something for everyone at Umami Burger. Be it sauteed veggies or strings of onions, the team will have it on hand, and in bulk. The UFO dish adds another dimension to the growing brand as it develops the sweet side of the business.
This strange saucer-shaped dish is made of oatmeal cookies, fried tempura batter, scoops of vanilla ice cream and granulated sea salt. The light green and brown tones are reminiscent of extra-terrestrial activity, hence the outer space name.