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    Default ** Mofofuku Ssam NYC ** Pictures **

    The Momofuku chain of restaurants (Ssam, noodle, KO, bakery) is hands down one of the best values in NYC. I try to eat there every time I'm in the city, and I usually order 90% of the menu The owner/chef David Chang is bringing quality ingredients and classical cooking techniques and making it available for the masses. Changing the face of the game, IMO. This visit was around Jan 09.

    Picture 1: Hamachi, edamame puree, micro greens, seaweed flakes (?)
    Picture 2: Scrapple (pork cake), poached and fried egg, maple bacon (berkshire I think)
    Picture 3: Leeks (in fish sauce), crab cake, slow poached egg, sardine
    Picture 4: Quintessential david chang dish, berkshire belly pork bun (hoison sauce, cucumber)
    Picture 5: Squid salad, fish sauce dressing
    Picture 6: thinly sliced fluke, apple vinaigrette, apple shavings (epic dish)
    Picture 7: Jonah Crab Claws, some sort of spicy mayo dressing (they used to serve the claws with a yuzu mayo, which I prefer)

    There were a few other dishes I forget to take a picture of, most notably, a biscuits and gravy dish which is best biscuits and gravy dish I've had in my whole life.
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    Wow, that looks fantastic!

    I live here and I've never been there, looks like I will ned to plan a trip.

    Any Idea on budget required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDaemon View Post
    Wow, that looks fantastic!

    I live here and I've never been there, looks like I will ned to plan a trip.

    Any Idea on budget required?
    Depends on how much you eat/want to try. Each dish ranges from $8 $20. Some people get full off 1 or 2 dishes, but I personally like to order everything on the menu, and try a bit (or all!) of everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 360cf View Post
    Depends on how much you eat/want to try. Each dish ranges from $8 $20. Some people get full off 1 or 2 dishes, but I personally like to order everything on the menu, and try a bit (or all!) of everything.
    Sounds like I need to go out and give this place a shot...

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Looks great.

    Why do all the awesome food threads get posted just as I am going to bed? I'm soooo hungry!!
    No Doubt!

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    damn dude, we're leading parallel lives - and your comments are spot on. i think his raw fish dishes are best - but who can pass up the pork buns or the plate of ham.

    when i come to NYC next, we'll have to go. i got david chang's email so they reserve X seats at the bar for me, no waiting in line, and they cook one of everything on the menu (except for the ssam, unless i've come with 8+ people)

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    David Chang is a genius.
    When I'm not here, I'm slinging IT infrastructure or gone golfing

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    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    damn dude, we're leading parallel lives - and your comments are spot on. i think his raw fish dishes are best - but who can pass up the pork buns or the plate of ham.

    when i come to NYC next, we'll have to go. i got david chang's email so they reserve X seats at the bar for me, no waiting in line, and they cook one of everything on the menu (except for the ssam, unless i've come with 8+ people)

    - chuck
    I agree, the raw dishes at momofuku really shine, these are the dishes where the impeccable ingredients and preparation really show.

    I'm in NYC quite a bit, so just shoot me a PM when you're here and maybe we grab a meal,maybe at le bernardin - i know eric fairly well, so we can get the works, stuff most people dont see

    Have you tried KO yet? I've had 3 meals there - exceptional!

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    I haven't been to Ssam or Ko but the noodle bar is amazing. It's not exactly 5 pork buns for a dollar cheap, but definitely cheap considering how popular David Chang is now.

    Leon, I'm surprised you haven't been dude. Hit me up if you wanna go to the noodle bar.

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    ^^^^ i'm itching to goto NYC; if/when i do, we'll do ssam right...

    the kimchi stew @ the noodle bar is *awesome* - f***, it's good...

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