Momofuku Noodle Bar
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Momofuku Noodle Bar information
With just 30 stools and a no-reservations policy, you will always have to wait to cram into this tiny phenomenon – part of a crazily popular restaurant group (www.momofuku.com) that now includes Momofuku Ko for pricey tasting menus and a prohibitive, we-dare-you-to-try reservations scheme; Momofuku Ssäm Bar for large and small meat-heavy dishes; and Momofuku Milk Bar and its to-die-for desserts and snacks. Queue up for the namesake special: homemade ramen noodles in broth, served with poached eggs, shredded pork, braised oxtail, roasted rice cakes or some interesting combos (the only vegetarian option is a broth-free bowl with ginger and veggies). Other dishes include razor clams and braised pork belly. The open kitchen creates quite a bit of smoke, but the crowd remains unfazed.