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. Queue up for the namesake special: homemade ramen noodles in broth, served with poached egg, pork belly and pork shoulder or some interesting combos. The menu changes daily and includes buns (such as brisket and horseradish), snacks (smoked chicken wings) and desserts.
The open kitchen creates quite a bit of smoke, but the crowd remains unfazed.
Momofuku is part of David Chang's crazy popular restaurant empire (www.momofuku.com) that includes two-Michelin-starred Momofuku Ko, which serves up pricey ($175) tasting menus and has a prohibitive, we-dare-you-to-try reservations scheme; Momofuku Ssäm Bar, which features large and small meat-heavy dishes; and Momofuku Milk Bar with its decadent desserts and snacks.