Keith and I headed up to NYC for the weekend to celebrate his birthday. We met up with our friends, P & A, for dinner on Saturday. I had already planned ahead and set reservations for the fried chicken meal, so we were seated right away without any issue. This was great since A is pregnant and I didn't want her to have to stand waiting that long. Also, she was so excited to eat some fried chicken!
Momofuku's pork buns originated here, so Keith had to order some and the waiter convinced us to get the shrimp buns too. Both were excellent and a great way to start off the meal. I especially liked the spicy mayo that gave another dimension to the bun. Additionally, A was really craving so she ordered the brussels sprouts that were infused with Thai flavors like coconut, peanuts, and Thai basil. I don't normally care for brussels sprouts, but I tasted these and thought they were tender and had great flavor.
|Photo via Momofuku website|
All in all, we had a great meal at Momofuku. I saw some of the ramen bowls that other diners ordered, but the star items were by far the steamed buns. The fried chicken was great too, but not that convenient to book a month in advance. There was more than enough food to feed 6 people let alone the 4 of us, so P & A took home leftovers.
Total Rating: 3.98
Food: 4.5, Price: 3.5, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 2
What I ate:
spicy mayo, pickled red onion, iceberg
coconut, peanuts, Thai basil
southern style and spicy Korean style
Pretzel Cake Truffles
Plus Keith ate: