These NYC posts are long overdue, but if you didn’t see on my Instagram, I spent a week in NYC in February. I hadn’t been to NYC since I was a wee 6th grader. One cold January day, I realized D would be out of town for work on Valentine’s Day, so I did what any sad girl would do- start online shopping! I found a direct flight from PDX to NYC for $218. SOLD!
When I began planning my trip to NYC, there was one stop I wouldn’t compromise. Momofuku Noodle Bar. Momofuku is the restaurant group who has shot to fame from their restaurants that originated in NYC. They now have locations and concept restaurants all over the globe. The Momofuku Noodle Bar was the first restaurant the group opened. Today it is still the heart and soul of all the locations. The speciality here: RAMEN.
It was my first night in NYC, and my mom and I arrived at Momofuku Noodle Bar as soon as the doors opened. We sat right at the counter overlooking the kitchen. It was a fantastic seat! We got to watch the food prep, plating, and service. We previewed all the dishes on the small, seasonal menu. The kitchen was quite the orchestra and we loved watching the staff beautifully execute dishes. We decided to start with the famous steamed buns, which originated at Momofuku Noodle Bar. Then I decided to go with the traditional, Momofuku Ramen. Of course, dessert: Milk Bar Pretzel Soft Serve.
I’ve had my fair share of ramens, this one was different from the rest. Creamy, rich, complex, and comforting. I loved my bowl. I also think the steamed buns deserve some spotlight. They were some of the best bites of food I’ve had in A LONG time. Overall, my experience at Momofuku surpassed my expectations. It was the best way I could think to start my NYC adventure.
Stay tuned for my next NYC post coming soon!