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ggom1 | | Oct 3, 2012 09:45 PM

Haven't seen much talk about Daisho so figured I'd share my experience. I went for the fried chicken dinner and it was a lot of fun. Just an FYI for those thinking it's the same as the NYC location, it isn't - you only get one type of chicken (Southern style), not two. It was a bit disappointing since I'd been totally convinced we'd be eating two types of fried chicken (and if they were only going to do one I'd rather see Korean style) - but it's still a really fun night out with a big group of friends.

We had six people, ordered three additional sides and were almost able to finish everything. The chicken comes with scallion pancakes, two sauces, radishes, pickles and herbs. Our additional sides were corn, brussels sprouts and rice cakes with pork. Our table pretty much all agreed that the brussels sprouts were 'super-awesome! best!', the corn was 'good! so smoky!', and the rice cakes were 'ok, tasty...maybe not so exciting'. At the end, we were all overstuffed but managed to clear the table of everything except one piece of chicken and a spoonful or two of the rice cake dish.

A friend of mine who went for a la carte said that she thought Daisho was pretty good but expensive and I think I'd agree with her. Momofuku's price points in general are a bit high for me, but we were happy with our order and the dishes were all interesting. I think Daisho is going to be one of those places where I like the food but it's a special treat instead of a routine stop. And really, it's just so fun that I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we're back for another large format dinner. While we were there, we saw all of the large format dinners come out to various tables and my friend already has his eye on the bo ssam (MASSIVE). I'd recommend going with as many people as possible for the large format dinners, it's really a lot of food.

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