Saturday, August 13, 2011

Momofuku Noodle Bar Part Deux

When guests come to town one of the first places we will take them is to Momofuku Noodle Bar. When we are having a special dinner out, one of the first places we consider is Momofuku Noodle Bar. This week we had both occasions, so we wound up eating there two nights in a row. But we are definitely not complaining.

Night 1 (Date Night):
Started with our usual order of Pork Buns and Momofuku Ramen.

Pork Buns 

Momofuku Ramen

Summer Seasonal

Then I deviated from our normal order by getting a seasonal special noodles with picked cucumber, scallion, sprouts, azuki beans, avocado and pork. Mmmm. A great summer weather dish.

Night 2 (Out of town guest):

Started with the special Tamales that are on the menu. We of course split the trio platter since we had to try them all.
Tamale Trio
Here's a closer look. The Jalapeno Queso was my favorite, followed by the Pork Kimchee and then the chicken. But it probably goes without saying that they were all fantastic. A beautiful Latin/Asian fusion.  Between this and last night's noodle dish, I have definitely learned to start breaking out of the box and ordering from their specials board, because these options are indeed- quite special.

Jalapeno Queso, Chicken Mole, and Pork Kimchee
Tonight was a hot night, so I decided to go crazy and not get the Ramen. It was finally time to branch out and try their Spicy Chilled Noodles. Holy guacamole! They are NOT messing around when they say spicy. I normally scoff when restaurants label something as spicy, but this dish really packs a punch. Orderer beware. It's so simple, but when the spicy sausage is served over fresh spinach with candied cashews it is pure magic. I was super skeptical of this odd combo, but it was absolutely delightful. On another note, these candied cashews are so good that they could be sold by themselves and make a killing. Just saying David Chang, just sayin...

Chilled Spicy Noodles

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