- a strong meaty taste imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids: often considered to be one of the basic taste sensations along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.
Origin of umami
Examples from the Web for umami
Contemporary Examples of umami
This unsmoked, wet-cured ham is the sine qua non of Parisian butcher shops: a light, ephemeral meat, sweet but umami.Easter's Top Five Hams
March 30, 2010
If “umami” was recently accepted into the lexicon...maybe “tomato-ey” isn't that far behind.The Only Food That Matters
August 18, 2009