Momofuku Noodle Bar is without a doubt one of the most popular places in the city to go get ramen. Although I am both a huge fan of David Chang, and ramen, I had avoided going to the Momofuku Noodle bar for a while. Mostly because I was so worried that the food might not live up to what I hoped. Luckily, well maybe it wasn’t luck just amazing culinary talent, I could not have been more thrilled with my meal.

Momofuku Noodle Bar – Here I Come!

I braved the cold and went to Momofuku Noodle Bar with a few friends for lunch on Saturday. Although it was quite packed our group of four only had to wait about 30 minutes for a table. We wasted no time ordering because we all knew, as soon as we sat down, what we wanted to order. Our table shared some orders of the shrimp buns, 2 of us ordered the Momofuku ramen, and 2 ordered the spicy miso ramen. First off I was a little bummed that the famous pork buns weren’t on the menu. I’m not sure what the deal was with that but I knew that the shrimp buns would be my second choice. I was amazingly astounded by these shrimp buns! I am a total convert into the shrimp bun camp!

My Momofuku Noodle Bar Ramen was topped with a poached egg, scallions, nori, a slice of pork belly, shredded pork shoulder and Japanese narutomaki (which I’m not a fan of but I just left it aside in the bowl). My ramen was delicious, the noodles had a great chew and the broth was thick so that it coated the noodles as you slurped them up. I ended up adding some of David Chang’s famous Ssam sauce, which is soon to be bottled and sold. The Ssam sauce was like a more flavorful Sriracha sauce. I can’t wait to buy some for myself! I have to say though; I preferred the spicy miso ramen. That option came topped with smoked chicken, lots of spinach, nori, scallions and a poached egg. Yet, the big difference in these two bowls was the ramen broth. The spicy miso broth was so savory and delicious with the perfect amount of spice.

Momofuku Noodle Bar I am glad that I finally made the venture to the Momofuku Noodle Bar and I hope to return and try the famous fried chicken dinner so look out for that write up!

For more information on Momofuku Noodle Bar check out their website

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As a former athlete with an intense competitive nature I like to challenge my cooking skills with new recipes and unfamiliar ingredients. I source local and organic ingredients as much as possible. I’m on a mission to conquer the kitchen