:Personal: Momofuku Noodle Bar

undefinedAfter yesterday’s awesome family session at Rockefeller Center, Michael and I decided to drop by David’s Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar. Going there has been on my list for longer than I would care to admit, but for some reason or other, I never made it there. My interest was renewed recently as I am reading his Momofuku cookbook on my kindle fire.  A close second passion of mine next to photography is cooking, so this book was right up my alley! It doesn’t just feature recipes from his Momofuku restaurants (Ssam Bar, Ko, and the Noodle Bar), but it also tells the story behind the menu and inspiration for each restaurant. Either way, after seeing all the yummy photos and reading about all the dishes at Momofuku, I HAD to go even more than ever. I must say, I don’t know why I waited so long to go. The food is super, super delicious (my mouth is watering as I am typing!) and they also offer craft beers, which is always a plus for us beer snobs like Michael and me. ^.^Here are some of the photos from the meal. We ordered a lot of food- don’t judge us! ^.~undefinedundefinedThe lychee soju (Korean spirit) slushie. The awesome part about using Soju in mixed drinks is that it is virtually impossible to detect, but I have never had it in a slushie. Two words- freakin’ amazing!undefinedundefinedMomofuku’s signature pork belly buns in hoisin sauce, and pickled cucumbers. I had heard a lot about these buns, but they were even better than I could have ever imagined. Michael absolutely loved them and he will not go near any fat… EVER. But, these were cooked so perfectly…. with their crispy exterior and the rest just melts in your mouth.undefinedundefinedRoasted rice cakes. I had to try David Chang’s rendition of a Korean favorite, where he roasts the rice cakes giving it a really complex texture, almost like a hot pretzel.  The sauce is sooo good!undefinedMomofuku RamenundefinedThe noodles were chewy and delicious and they didn’t get soggy, not even by the time we got to the end of the bowl! Love!undefinedKimchi Pork Tamale. Korean and Mexican Fusion? The kimchi works surprisingly well with the tamale! The filling was great, but the masa was a bit dry. It wasn’t our favorite dish, but it was really interesting nonetheless.undefinedundefinedundefined Full and satisfied faces. ^.^