Coming second on our list of places to eat when in NVC, Mr. SKD was pretty excited to try out Momofuku. We have had the book in our endless cookbook collection for a long time but I’ve never paid too much attention until we arrived in New York.
Mr. SKD ha been a fan of David Chang so we had to go and try it out.
The original Momofuku is located in Manhattan’s Lower Eastside on 171 1st Ave.
We got there very early and almost walk past it. There is no big sign outside, simply a small logo on the door. While waiting for it to open for lunch at 12 we went for a short walk around the neighborhood.
So, we got back to Momofuku at 12.02pm and there was a long line waiting for it’s doors to open. Once they finally openend the door, I was really surprised how they could fit so many people into a fairly small place.
We sat right at the counter and could see the kitchen in full swing. When you go, make sure to get seated at the bar. You’ll see the magic happening right in front of you.
I am not a very picky person, so I let Mr. SKD choose our lunch. He ordered the chicken wings and shrimp buns with spiced mayo, pickled red onion and iceberg as entrees and the Momofuku Ramen with pork belly, pork shoulder and a poached egg as a main. I had the Ramen with chicken. The entrees were fantastic. The Ramen was good but the broth lacked depth. The shrimp bun were tender and bursting with flavor – definately the highlight of my meal. Unfortunately I had no room for desert!
Overall it was a really tasty lunch but nothing that knocked me off my feet.