Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave
New York, NY
I’m so bad at the wordless thing.
I mean, have you met me?
I can’t shut up for a second.
Today’s picture is an ode to my birthday weekend in NYC with a picture of one of my favorite things on earth.
Momofuku’s steamed pork bun
Martha Stewart herself said this was one of the best pork buns she’d ever had.
I assure you it is.
No disrespect to my Ma who used to make steamed pork buns in our oven at home with roasted pork she brought home from the take out chinese place. Thanks, Ma. You’re the best.
But Momofuku’s? OH EM GEE! It’s incredible.
It’s light and fluffy and then it’s wrapped around a pork belly and some scallion, hoisin, cucumber goodness.
Not to mention the fact that you are sitting at an amazing noodle bar in the East Village about to eat some of the best ramen this side of the Pacific.
If you’re ever in NYC I highly suggest you make the trek downtown for this little gem. It’s so worth it. Take a look at the menu…
And here’s a tip for ya, it’s not on the menu but supposedly the fried chicken is the most amazing thing ever. You have to order it like a month in advance as they only make a certain amount of portions a day. They fry it in grapeseed oil and I have yet to try it. I’ve heard it’s remarkable. Oh, I love New York!
Do you have a restaurant that makes absolutely the best dish ever? What is it? Where is it? Please share so we can all make a special trip too?