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Momofuku Ssam Bar
Posted by FoodEnthusiast on 12/19/2009
The food was definitely great. It reflected a lot of technique, skill, aptitude to bland different flavors. However, the portions are inconsistent. Some "big dishes" such as the duck was very small and other big dishes were properly sized. However none of the "big dishes" qualify as big dishes. Also, it is definitely not a cheap eats. Its quite expensive for the portions it serves. But overally the food is definitely very interesting, innovative and intriguing.
Posted by VictualVoyeur on 11/21/2009
Went to Ssam for Bo. The pork butt was unimpressive given the hype, but very good in comparison to standard Korean fare. At Korean spots, though, the table is usually peppered with banchan--the small side dishes--at Ssam, there are only four "toppings," two of which are kimchi in different forms (traditional and pureed), Boston lettuce, and 12 oysters. The unexpected--and only-- pure delight came with the dessert, which was creative and delicious. With seven people, however, most of us left wishing we had ordered more food. Unfortunately, we weren't given the opportunity to do so as the service was miserable and insulting. When we first sat down, we were not asked how we were doing by any of the plethora of servers who quickly came and left our table barely uttering a word. As a result, when we needed something, such as a water glass, we had difficulty identifying the inattentive staff who blended in dress with the diners. And, our questions were met with smugness and unhelpful terse answers. We felt as though we were an unwanted burden, and this negatively affected our time at and our interest in returning to Ssam.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/30/2009
I finally got the chance to go to Momofuku. It was good but I was expecting better. The pork buns are good but are exactly like the one at the Fatty Crab on the upper west side. The BBQ sandwich were also good but also replicated at other restaurants that I have been to before. I'm not sure, but either Momofuku isn't that innovative or many restaurants have been copying. Anyways, if you haven't tried it....its worth a try. But, don't expect anything mind blowing.
Posted by kenyc on 08/28/2009
Went to Momofuku last year and had a great experience, good food, good vibe, etc; but went there this friday night and felt these qualities are gone. The servers were good but they packed too many people along the counter. We literally had an inch of clearance btw our neighbors. Felt like the restaurant wanted to maximize the number of covers it does per evening at the expense of the diners experience. Sorry but will not be going back.
Posted by mad22 on 07/20/2009
Stopped in for a bite before catching a movie and was seated right away (granted it was early but the place was already quite full in the back). I've never had such attentive water refills, and for a hot summer evening that was most appreciated. Tried the BBQ sandwich which was pretty much fantastic--the BBQ sauce/cole slaw combo makes for a delicious topping. Would definitely stop in again to try some other items on the menu.
Posted by anon on 07/16/2009
Some dishes not too exceptional, some very good on the whole prepare to pay a lot. Had to grab a sandwich at Baoguette an hour after, we were still hungry! For $7 had the Sloppy Bao, very satisfying and delicious.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/08/2009
this is one of the best meals i've had in NYC. david chang is a genius.