Momofuku Noodle Bar—busting out of its narrow niche of ramen, pork buns, fried chicken, and flavors of Korea, Japan, and various other locales—is now making tamales.
They′re rich with pork fat ("extra unctuous and delicious," says hungrycomposer), and fillings are typically Momofuku-esque: pork and kimchee, cheese and jalapeño, Chinese sausage and spinach. "I lived in Southern California for years and pine for good tamales," hungrycomposer adds. "These may not be authentic, but I think the pork and kimchee tamale is by far the best in the neighborhood."
Momofuku Noodle Bar [East Village]
171 First Avenue (at E. 11th Street), Manhattan
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