Momofuku Ramen

Here in NYC, ramen places are super popular and evidently everyone but me has tried it at some point. I’m not a huge fan of asian foods; I rarely get cravings for sushi and I can’t eat chinese food anymore without getting an awful stomach ache for days. John had tried ramen at Momofuku which is really popular here so I decided to tag along and try it last week. I was weary going into it because I try not to experiment with foods too often because of my IBS, and I knew this was going to be at least a bit oily. We got to Momofuku a half hour before they re-opened for their dinner hours, and there was already a line forming.

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Once inside, we were seated right at the kitchen bar which was so cool. It had a hibachi feel to it since you were watching the chef’s make the food literally a couple feet from you.

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The menu is really small, just 1 page, and some options change daily. I’m not a fan of hot foods in general, which I’m aware makes me weird. I’d rather let food get cold before eating it, including soup! So I went with their chilled noodle option, which was called Chilled Spicy Noodles. It had spicy sausage, spinach and cashews in it which sounded plain enough for me!

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Verdict? This is one of the TOP 5 BEST THING I’VE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE. To be honest, the only other dish I’ve had that I can think of as being the “best” was the calamari salad at Morimoto. That was one of my first blog posts! Anyways, I’m generally a pretty slow eater but I wolfed this sucker down fast. Seriously- if you’re visiting NYC or live here but haven’t gone yet, I’m begging you to go. This was REALLY spicy, but that’s how I love it. The cashews were slightly candied (amazing) and the portion of noodles was perfect; not big at all which I was happy with! I’m already envisioning this meal sometime when I’m hungover. So salty. John went with the basic Momofuku ramen, and it was also really delicious.

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That’s pork shoulder, green onions, seaweed, noodles, radish, and a poached egg.

With stuffed bellies, we of course still ordered dessert. The great thing about eating with John is we can order dessert to share and I can have just a bite, knowing he will devour the rest! With only 3 dessert options, we went with the Pancake Cake truffles. The waitress said they were basically cake pops that tasted like pancakes with syrup. Ummm, sold.

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Stop. They were ridiculous.

GO THERE NOW. Or next time you visit. Please. Then talk to me in food porn terms after. Better yet, invite me with you 🙂

What is one of the top 5 best things you’ve ever eaten in your life? 

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