I’m a big fan of David Chang’s and have been dying to try one of his restaurants. What’s funny is that the whole time we were in NYC I thought we were going to momofuku ssåm bar but when I googled the address this one came up instead so we went there by accident but things happen for a reason and this was a great mistake.
We got to the restaurant at 11:50am only to be greeted by a line. Luckily it wasn’t too large and by the time the doors opened we got a prized spot at the bar overlooking the kitchen. In any restaurant that has counter seating by the kitchen, I LOVE sitting there. I enjoy seeing the chefs at work, hearing their conversation and jokes and as one of my culinary instructors once said, “the ballet”, referring to the chefs working together in a small open space without talking but avoiding getting in each others way.
Back to the food:) Everything we ordered was so good! My favorite thing of all were the shrimp buns. Wowzers…I could eat a lot of those! I also ordered the special ramen of the day – a red miso ramen with prawns and arugula. Great choice by me:)
Next time I’m in NYC I’d love to try the ssåm bar since we missed it but so far I can say David Chang is living up to my expectations.
Brussels Sprouts – spåetzle, sausage, mustard (there was also some fresh cubed apple on top which added a nice touch of acidity)Grilled Octopus – scallion kimchi, Chinese sausage, squash (pepitas and arugula added a nice touch to this dish as well…fresh greens and a little texture is always good)Shrimp Buns – spicy mayo, pickled shallot, iceburgI love you!Red Miso Ramen – Mayan prawns, hijiki, arugula