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Momofuku Noodle Bar
Posted by Disappointed Daisy on 03/23/2006
I've read rave reviews of Momofuku and when I finally went, I could not have been more disappointed. The pork buns are more like doughy pitas than delicious buns, the noodles are just okay, but nothing extradinary-- in all everything was rather bland. I was hoping for so much more!
Posted by foodie on 03/13/2006
I've recently become obsessed with Momofuku's...I dream about the steamed pork buns and pan fried pork dumplings. And don't even get me started on the ramen dishes, so good. I never knew how much I could love the other white meat until I started eating at Momofuku!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2006
The pork buns are to die for and the momofuku ramen is full of flavor. it has lots of different ingredients and the slow cooked egg is perfection. the non-noodle dishes are also interesting to try. all in all, this is a great place to go for quick, delicious, and inventive food.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2006
If you're looking for a hybrid ramen place, this is your spot. Traditional ramen isn't supposed to taste like this... noodles are a bit chewy and they consistently give you too little broth. It's not bad, it's just not worth the hype. If you compare it to Top Ramen, you will love it. If you compare it to Hakata Ramen from Fukuoka, Japan, you will decide to never eat at Momofuku again. It's too bad too, I really wanted to like this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/18/2006
The momofuku ramen was excellent. The broth was perfect, the pork was great. However there is only one noodle dish (ginger scallion) as well as shitake dumplings for vegetarians. The rest of the menu had pork (including bacon) and chicken. The place was crampy and warm (since they were cooking hot noodle soups). The service was excellent, there was one waitress who seemed impatient at first (for a first timer like myself). She calmed down a bit when she realized that there was no way out of her going through the menu with me in detail. She did not come back after. The other waiters/waitresses were very helpful. By the way, they accept credit cards--minimum 15.00. I will definitely come back.
Posted by AZB on 02/17/2006
There are so many great ramen places around the area. For some reasons, Momofuku's "ramen" are the darling of some food snobs. Is it a life changing experience knowing the fact that they use Bershire pork? What's next, Kobe beef chow fun?
Posted by Anonymous on 02/03/2006
After reading the reviews here, I expected Monofuku to be merely decent, but I was pleasantly surprised. By any standard, 23 bucks for a bowl of noodles (14) and a couple steamed buns (9) is a lot of money. Had the momofuku ramen: broth was tasty, not too salty, and full of flavor. But the best part by far was the pork. Slices of melt-in-your-mouth pork belly (not at all gristly) and a generous helping shredded pork turned the bowl of noodles from average into outstanding. The noodles were nicely cooked too with a firm bite. Friend wasn't too hungry and had one of the two smallish pork buns, filled with the same pork belly that garnished the ramen, and remarked that they were amazing; I'm inclined to agree. Momofuku is cramped and has a hipster East Village vibe (surprise), so don't go there looking for ambience. Then again, you can't complain about any restaurant that plays Wilco. Service was brisk and efficient, but not necessarily friendly. Would happily go again.