One bite of the pork buns and i was hooked. I said to the waiter, "while Im thinking, why not an order of the pork buns" good call. Two buns arrived minutes later, and i was hooked. Each bun was simple, large slices of pork belly paired with pickled cucumber on a soft, white bun. The pork was soft and succulent, sweet on the outside, perfect texture.
I went on to the chicken wings, nicely crispy, not special but fine.
The foie gras terrine was great, smooth with the right amount of salt on top. The foie gras was sprinled with a cracker crimble that was useless, and needed some more substantial "something" for the spread. I could have eaten it strainght on a spoon, but my companion needed a cracker, a toast.................
The spicy noodles with cashews were the right noodles to share, perfectly al dente with a great sauce, trying at least one of the noodle dishes is the righ move.
Lastly, we shared the snow peas with trout roe. It was summer and fresh and crisp in every bite. the light sauce held the veggies perfectly.
This was my first time at Momofuku. It is way too loud, thought that"s new york. the chicken dinner will bring me back, where the restaurant serves chicken two ways, korenan and american style. the food is great, order tapas style and leave room for the wait.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003