Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Slowly, Momofuku noodle bar is becoming one of my favorite places in the city. In my first visit, I fell in love with the pork belly steamed buns. Somewhere between that day and last weekend, I started to desire the texture and flavor of their noodles. I'm not sure whether the noodles have gotten better or if I've just learned to enjoy the slightly stiffer texture. At some point though, they started taking in a bit of the broth, without becoming soggy over time. Maybe because they've trimmed down their noodle selection, they can give a little more attention to each bowl. Either ways I've become a big fan.

I know that a huge part of my perception of David Chang and Momofuku in general has come about since my experience at Ko. I've always liked the atmosphere and playfulness but after Ko, I've come to appreciate the food a whole lot more.

In general, the food is clean, flavorful, surprisingly simple, and emotionally complex. For asian food its very refined without loosing the flavor. The menu and dishes don't really try to be too fancy. Emotionally complex? Well I think that's for everyone to figure out on their own.

Enough of words! On with the pictures!

pork belly steamed buns
Pork Belly Steamed Buns - simply divine

shitake steamed buns
Shitake Steamed Buns - the shitake's soak up the sauce so well

momofuku ramen
Momofuku Ramen – pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg - a classic

chilled spicy noodles
Chilled Spicy Noodles – sichuan spiced sausage, spinach, cashews - not really sichuan spicy but still nice, the sausage is top notch

rhubarb soft serve
Rhubarb Soft Serve - perfect tartness to end a meal

1 comment:

  1. This place is AMAZING... one of my favourites when I was visiting NY :)