L.A. Diary – Blockheads & Umami Burger.

Saturday was full of treats, and I’m paying for it with this post-vacation detox I’ve been trying to impose.

Blockheads Shavery serves the most perfect alternative to frozen yogurt and ice cream with its snow cream. Snow cream so good that it rivals the traditional variation served in Taiwan. Snow cream is smooth and sweet like soft serve, but airy like Hawaiian shaved ice; an extremely pleasing combination of texture and taste in my opinion. The last time I had anything like this was in Taipei a few years ago, so this was a treat that I made sure to savor. Most of the snow cream flavors and toppings are those of traditional Asian desserts (like black sesame and taro), but they are mild enough to please every palate.

Having never been to Umami Burger before, there was no debate over what we were to have for dinner. I should note that I have been on a burger kick lately, and craving it more than ever. Despite this recent disposition, I still thought Umami’s burger patty was absolutely delicious. The burger patty itself could stand up against a steak dinner. Umami’s combination of herbs and spices in their burgers tasted like pizza, and what’s better than a pizza-burger? Nothing is better than a pizza-burger. All the fuss and hype over this place has been justified.

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