Momofuku Noodle bar is a popular restaurant to have noodles and are known for some amazing pork buns. CanuckGirl and I went here for dinner and the place was packed! It was about 30 minutes for a table for 2.
This location is the first momofuku restaurant. It serves ramen and dishes that changes with the seasons.
There is a bar and also a lot of other seating in the back.
Pork Buns has pieces of fatty pork belly with hoisin, scallion, and cucumber.
The meat was very nice, but I wish the skim was crispy…that would put this item over the top! CanuckGirl thought it was good too, but a bit too fatty.
Momofuku Ramen has pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg and some other items. Canuckgirl thought it was ok, but a bit salty.
Ginger Scallion Noodles has pickled shiitakes, cucumber, and cabbage. This bowl of noodles were quite big. I expected some broth to go with this, but it was mostly dry noodles. I was kinda disappointed with this item.
Overall, the noodles were decent and the pork buns were delicious. The wait is very long during peak dinner times, so be prepared to wait. The tables are very close together, so you won’t have any to deal with people everywhere. They try to pack a lot of people into this restaurant.
Words of Wisdom:
- Pork buns a must
- Long line ups
- A tad expensive
- No reservations
171 1st Ave
New York, NY