Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

This is The Best Thing I Ever Ate
I understand that by saying that something is the best I risk the inevitable situation that someone will beg to differ. Yet I can proudly say that the best thing I ever ate is at one of my favorite restaurants, Momofuku Noodle Bar. At this point I’ve lost track of how many times I have been there, but each and every time is as amazing as the first. While many people swear by the steamed pork buns, I myself favor their incredibly savory, succulent, sweet, mesmerizing, amazing, scrumdeliocious (can I think of any other way to describe it?) Shiitake Mushroom Steamed Buns. These babies are on the top of my list of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. The steamed buns are filled with thinly sliced shiitake mushroom that are lightly fried with a sweet sauce that reminds of hoisin, and fresh cucumbers to add a crisp bite. The combination is simply something I can’t describe in words. Of course, their classic Momofuku Ramen is also the best ramen I have ever had (even Ippudo was completely lackluster in comparison). However, there is one thing that I am still waiting for at Momofuku: to finally have their Fried Chicken dinner (but that will be a whole nother post). 

Always a crowd (even at lunch)

Inside pure perfection

Ramen bowls waiting to get filled. Sitting at the bar watching the line cooks work is my favorite place to eat inside

Momofuku Ramen


  1. Such a great idea to do a post about this. It looks so good.
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  2. no way!! My place is so close to there but I've never gone in. I knew the food was good but I haven't had anyone to go with me! Totally forcing a friend now..great post!!

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  4. Looks yummy! :)

  5. Looks yummy!
    Love, LOVE your outfits :)


  6. I've always wanted to try real Ramen. Can't find any in Philly.

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