First stop in New York was the original Momofuku Noodle Bar. After the hype, the raves, the David Chang Melbourne debacle (most will remember it as momofukurage) it was the number one eatery on the list.
We had already had lunch, it was mid afternoon, so we popped in for a mid afternoon snack. The pork buns with hoisin, scallion, cucumber were fantastic. The pork was moist and tender, and the buns were the perfect consistency.
The “momofuku ramen – pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg” did not disappoint. The soup was a outstanding with smoky stock flavour and it had two different types of pork – a slice of belly and shredded pork shoulder. Note: I don’t eat eggs hence it’s missing from the picture below.
Last item we had was a potato side dish. I don’t exactly remember what was in it but it was super delicious and tasty! The potatoes had been roasted till it was crunchy on the outside and it was topped with a whole lot of tasty ingredients.
Considering the hype, and that it was a fair hike (from where I was staying midtown), it was totally worth it and did not disappoint! Highly recommended, and if I had more time in NYC, I would have been back for more!
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