Spring break is upon us (college students), and that means it’s time for another blog post ! Since I’m in such a good mood, here’s a review of my all-time-favorite Ramen place: MOMOFUKU (if you’re not excited, get excited!)
Momofuku Noodle Bar is an Asian-inspired noodle bar opened by Chef David Chang and also one of the most popular place for Japanese ramen in New York City (insert epic BG music). The place is apparently named after Momofuku Ando, the man credited with the invention of instant noodles. It didn’t take me a long time to locate Momofuku in East Village, since the long, bustling line outside its door is already a giveaway. While standing in line noodle-watching, it’s comforting to keep telling yourself that hunger is the best spice.
No more distraction, here’s the glorious food pics that you (yes, you!) mainly came here for:
Ok, those weren’t exactly the photos thatI had in mind…
I ordered the classic Momofuku Ramen, a choice at first sight that sounds as safe as it gets. This bowl of noodle is worth every penny and has left me quite a few restless nights planning every cost-effective route to schedule a re-visit. The noodle itself is nice and chewy; the shredded pork, glistening with that awesome pork, literally melts in your mouth and urges you to take a second bite (or don’t bite, just simply swallow); and that beautifully poached egg is so good, even on its own, that there’s no need for any description. To whoever that brilliantly thought of putting egg in ramen: sir, that was a match made in heaven.
If anyone (yourself included) ever asks you to go with them to Momoduku Noodle Bar, my good friend, please by all means cease that opportunity. If not, I’ll be more than willing to shamelessly take your place. LOVE <3 !
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave
New York, NY10003