171 First Ave., New York, NY (10th & 11th Sts.)
David Chang’s original East Village spot spawned dozens of imitators – none with the success of Momofuku’s eponymous ramen soup and Berkshire pork buns. Using traditional French cooking techniques to create an Asian fusion menu, diners can choose from an array of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese inspired dishes. We recommend coming to Momofuku for the noodles, particularly the ramen. And in the Momofuku Ramen, a big bowl brimming with rich broth, noodles, shredded smoky pulled pork, and a poached egg, you actually can get a taste of the South and Asia in one bowl. The newest craze from the Momofuku empire is the pre-order ‘Fried Chicken’ dinner which includes two whole fried chickens, one Southern style and one Korean style – mu shu pancakes, bibb lettuce, four sauces and an assortment of seasonal vegetables – it’s spectacular.
Dinner: Mon-Thu, Sun 5:30-11PM
Lunch: Mon-Fri noon-4:30PM
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