I’ll never be over these pork buns. In fact, I could probably just eat pork buns as a meal.
My parents stopped in for a brief visit and I wanted to take them somewhere cool. It was between noodle bar and ssäm bar, but it’s hard to get ramen in the suburbs. My favorite momofuku restaurant is still ssäm bar, although there are few things equivalent to a good bowl of pork ramen. I hear the vegetable ramen (bottom right) is fantastic, though. And… well, I definitely wouldn’t say no to tomatoes in my soup.
Since it’s famous and a billion people know about it these days, the place is almost always packed. Reservations are only available for the fried chicken (you need 4+ and I’ve never had it, so does anyone want to go with me?). Best times to go are lunch or right at 5:30 when they open for dinner.
momofuku noodle bar is located at 171 1st Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets.