|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|