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Momofuku Noodle Bar
Posted by Anonymous on 08/18/2007
It was not a bad experience, but it did not seem worth the hubbub this place was receiving nor was it worth the wait for four people. The noodles were fine, I was not impressed with the ramen. The small plates were, however, memorable and extremely tasty. We had their shrimp and sweet corn salad as well as the bao buns filled with barbeque pork. I would return and have a couple small plates and a salad, but I was not blown away by their noodle dishes. I would try another place if you are excited for a great ramen dish.
Posted by someone who knows better on 07/23/2007
Of all the ramen places i have been to nyc, this one is the worst. unauthentic, flavorless, and overpriced. There are so many good ramen places nearby, why waste time and money at this place? I just don't understand... :-/
Posted by Someone Who Knows on 06/29/2007
The below individuals are so critical. I freakin love this place and go as often as I can....I've tried almost everything on the menu and can't get enough....Try it! And, yes, the pork buns are to die for....I get them everytime!
Posted by foodie on 06/28/2007
I also consider myself a huge fan of ramen. but I totally agree with the person below me. momofuku is a type of trendy place for people who don't know and understand true quality of good food, and in this case, good ramen. I agree the pork buns are good, but it's not very original. The ingredients are just an offshoot of those in chinese peking duck and replaced with pork. This place never failed to disappoint me.
Posted by someone on 06/21/2007
So I tried Momofuku after a co-worker recommended it to me. She knew I loved ramen and said that I would like this place. She couldn't have been more wrong. If you have had authentic ramen then stay away from Momofuku. You will be disappointed. Although this is a very popular place it is only popular with white people. I'm not trying to be mean but there are much better ramen places in the city if you want a bowl of noodles. I can't say anyhing good about the ramen I had at Momofuku. The only positive thing was the steamed buns with pork. But again you can get better. I'm not trying to be a snob about ramen but it is one of my favorite things to eat. I've tried most of the ramen in NY and Momofuku would be last in terms of quality and flavor. The high prices don't help either.
Posted by overeater411 on 05/27/2007
Momofuku might not be the most authentic noodle shop out there, but that's not the main reason one should not patronize. From my experience, the broth tends to be over-flavored with soy sauce, and the noodles lack that good firm, yet chewy, quality. The seasoning for the broths could probably be adjusted so it has a heartier taste. I haven't tasted the pork buns that everyone raves about, but just based on the quality of the noodle soups, I'd say Momofuku is over-priced.
Posted by Gastronomicalliz on 05/14/2007
I've definitely had the most fattening meal in awhile at this cute little place. I dived into the dish containing noodles, berkshire pork, a poached egg, and broth for dipping. It was truly delightful, and though the pork was swimming with fat, it literally melted in my mouth, and paired well with the crunchy scallions and hearty noodles. I may indeed return for another bite.