momofuku ssäm bar | New York City, USA

On the first night we arrived in New York, despite being extremely tired from a lack of quality sleep, we made our way to the Momofuku Ssäm Bar. We had to. I had been dreaming about David Chang’s food day and night and well before we even departed for USA.

The restaurant was easy to find as it’s not too far away from one of the subway stations (although we were almost guaranteed to get lost every time when we stepped out of the subway as we had limited to no sense of direction…)

We were quickly shown to our seats at a long, wooden communal table by the waitress. The crowds had generated enough warmth that the restaurant’s windows were all fogged up, separating us from the bitterly cold night outside.

We made our decisions from the one-page menu, which was packed with delicious dishes.

None of the dishes disappointed us. In fact, every single one of them was well above our expectations, whether it was the steamed buns with pork belly, hoisin sauce, cucumbers and scallions ($10USD) to the crispy pig ear ssäm w' yuzu kosho, umezuki and thai basil. Yum!

Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $85USD (including tips)

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