Sunday, June 19, 2011

FOOD: Momofuku

Momofuku is quite famous in New York City. There's a Momofuku noodle bar, milk bar, and three other restaurants as well as cookbooks for sale in every bookshop. Momofuku noodle bar is the cheapest of the bunch so I decided to give it a shot.

I ordered the Smoked Brisket (chilled somen noodles, thai basil, soy egg). It was different than anything I'd ever tried before, the mixture of noodles, meat, egg, and crispy cucumbers. The exotic tastes were surprisingly tasty. It was a hot day and the cold noodles were refreshing. Plus, the hip environment of the Noodle Bar added to the experience and I was accompanied by my good friend Surya, so dinner was filled with great conversation. Surya, who is a vegetarian, ordered basically the only vegetarian option of the menu, Ginger Scallion Noodles (pickled shiitakes, cucumber, cabbage). Her dish was jam packed with ingredients. Neither of us finished our large noodle bars, but we enjoyed every bite.

We finished off the night with dessert from Momofuku Milk Bar. We shared an order of pretzel cake truffles, which tasted just like a chocolate and pretzel explosion. The Milk Bar serves all kinds of truffles as well as cakes and ice cream and sundaes. Guess I'll have to make a stop there soon!