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Casablanca Burger at Umami

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I had the Casablanca Burger at the Umami on Cahuenga last night. It was good, but not spectacular. Definitely lamb-y. However, it had some sweet beige paste on it that I could not identify, which made me feel like a failed foodie. Does anyone have any clue what it was?

Also, got the Dirty Shirley Temple. It tasted like cough syrup. I do not recommend. In fact, drink-makers should stay away from making sweet cherry drinks lest people have flashbacks to sick nights in childhood.

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  1. From their Facebook page:

    Lamb & Merguez patty, apricot chutney, cashew cheese, wild baby arugula and a curry gravy

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    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

      Thanks Mattapoisett (let's go Pats!) cashew cheese makes sense. and yeah, I agree with other posters on these boards--Umami does make their burgers too sweet sometimes.

      1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

        Jeez, there is a whole lot going on in that burger. They should find ways to simplify it...

        1. re: Tripeler

          Guess they dont need to simplify anything...these ego maniacs apparently are going national..o boy...

          1. re: lapizzamaven

            This makes sense if they are ego maniacs. Already, I can see the apricot chutney, cashew cheese and curry gravy having a huge fistfight on the bun. Not pretty.

            1. re: lapizzamaven

              I thought I was the only one who felt that way after seeing their staff wearing "you're welcome" on their t-shirts. I mean, really???