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Momofuku Ssam - Terrific Dinner


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Momofuku Ssam - Terrific Dinner

lastingly | | Jan 31, 2009 11:46 AM

Two of us went to Momofuku last night. I had been there before and had a great time. My companion's first. Much has been written here, everywhere really, about the place but dinner was just so utterly delicious I feel like I have to post a quick write-up.

We had -

2 orders of the pork buns. Unctuously delicious. Less hoisin sauce as I remember last time. Two meltingly salty slices of pork. Yum

Brussels sprouts w/ mint, scallion in a fish sauce vinaigrette. Crunchy, perfectly charred sprouts in that tangy, complex vinaigrette. Could drink the bowl.

Uni w/ whipped tofu and beet tapioca. This was my favorite of the evening. Uni was beautiful - tender, salty, fresh - such an interesting flavor and one I have only had the chance one other time to experience. Waiter recommended mixing each of the flavors in each bite but I found myself wanting to eat them separately they were so interesting.

Pickled veggies - the turnips, beets and mushrooms stand out.

Kimchi apples, jowl bacon, maple labne and arugula. Not the best dish but still flavorful, refreshing and fun. Wish the apples were cut more uniformly and had a bit more of a kimchi kick.

Plate of Broadbent's country ham. Loved the blackeye mustard/gravy spread.

The flavors stayed with us all night and I find myself lusting to go back there right now. Maybe I'm just a sucker for Chang's palate. Whatever it is - loved it!

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