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No more Hitachino White Ale at Momofuku

wheresteveate | Apr 26, 200807:06 PM

I ate at Momofuku Noodle Bar last Sunday and was surprised to learn that the Hitachino White Ale from Japan has been replaced by the Allagash White Ale from Maine. Umm. Not cool. For me, a meal at a Momofuku restaurant isn’t complete without a bottle or two of the Hitachino. The waiter tried to convince me that the Allagash is the same. I don’t agree and I’ve had the Allagash before. I think the Hitachino perfectly complements Chang’s savory dishes, particularly the pork buns and the porky ramen soup stock. It’s crisply carbonated and has that hint of citrus and coriander. The Allagash isn't as crisp and just gives me that bloated feeling which the Hitachino doesn’t easily achieve. I don’t know if Chang has replaced the Hitachino at Ssam Bar as well. I hope not. A 1:30am pork bun and Hitachino pit stop is just perfect. So I was a bit disappointed and let the folks at Noodle Bar know. Anyone else upset about this? Let them know.

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