What do you do when it's cold outside, you're hungry, you have no cash, and there's no food in the fridge? You eat the 50 persimons and korean pears that your roommate's mom sent her in a care package 2 weeks ago that still aren't finished yet. What do you do when you're completely sick of persimmons because you've been eating them for 2 weeks now? - you pay someone else to cook for you. Sunday was one of those days and Susana and I went out to Momofuku on E 10th and 1st Ave.
Momofuku was rather crowded when we got there around 7:45P. The place is a long narrow bar lined by ikea-looking backless stools. The menu was pretty eclectic - from ramen to roasted brussel sprouts. We sat ourselves down right in front of the grill and burners and took a look at the menu. After what seemed like forever, someone finally took our order. We ordered a Momofuku Ramen and a Pork Neck Ramen, $14 and $15. I'd show you pictures of both, but they looked exactly the same, except one was in a bigger bowl.
The soup wasn't anything I'd order again - the broth was a little too salty and the pork was dry, but the noodles were really fresh and tasty and the poached egg was good too. Honestly though, for the price, this place is nowhere I'd ever visit again. It's like the food version of Pearl River Mart - take something cheap, dress it up, sell it in a nice store in a trendy neighborhood, and charge an arm and a leg for it. Next time I'm going to eat Pho, $4.25 a bowl, or even cheaper- ramen at Kenka, $3 a bowl. No mo' Momofuku.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
163 1st Ave
Btwn 10th & 11th St