Momofuku Ssam Bar, trendy Korean-inspired wrap counter by day, recasts itself as a trendy small-plates hangout late at night. Early reports say one of the best bites is the three-terrine sandwich–ham, head cheese, and chicken liver pate on ciabatta, its meaty richness balanced by a lively banh mi-style vegetable slaw.

nycfoodie went with a big group–which seems to be the way to go–and loved just about everything on the short, beer- and sake-friendly menu: oysters raw and fried, spicy honeycomb tripe, Brussels sprouts with bacon, steamed pork-belly buns, and wax bean salad (with pickled beets, candied peanuts, purslane). Some complain about prices–e.g., $3 an oyster or $9 for an eighth of a wheel of Burns Ardrahan cheese.

The late-night menu is served 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Momofuku Ssam Bar [East Village]
207 2nd Ave., at E. 13th St., Manhattan

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