Adventures in Eating & Cooking

Momofuku’s Ramen

For my reunion with Unnie and Lili, we went to eat at Momofuku Noodle Bar… FINALLY after months of waiting ever since Unnie went to Korea this past summer.

Momofuku Noodle Bar

I got the momofuku ramen, which consisted of noodles, slices of pork, poached egg, seaweed, naruto, and bamboo shoots. It was pretty delicious but not exactly worth the $16 it cost. Unnie thought Menchanko’s shoyu ramen tasted better, and that’s only about $10.

momofuku ramen

The thing that shocked me most about the ramen was its intense high level of salt. It wasn’t exactly disgusting salty, but it was definitely too salty in my opinion. I had to keep gulping down water in between sips of soup. Unnie, who has had experience eating ramen in Japan before, told me that certain types of ramen are supposed to be extremely salty. Still, I was surprised.

What I was grateful about was  that the soup was not too greasy or oily, like many fast food ramen places tend to be. (Well I guess Momofuku has a name for not being fast food.)

The noodles were quite chewy, but not as delicious as menchanko noodles. (However, I must say menchanko and ramen are two different species of noodles.) The pork was tender and savory, but also pretty fatty. Hence, why it was delicious but simultaneously grossed me out a little. The naruto fishcake swirls were a pleasant treat as well as the poached egg (runny, just the way I like it).

Overall, it was a good bowl of ramen, but I had expected more than just good from a name like Momofuku…

Grade: B

Conclusion: Kind of overrated…especially for the price. Well at least its saltiness means it’s authentic (according to Unnie).

Location: Map

171 1 Avenue
New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-7773

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3 comments on “Momofuku’s Ramen

  1. Alarm System :
    October 28, 2010

    due to the busy schedules from work, most people would just prefer to eat on fastfoods `


  2. Beard Trimmer
    December 1, 2010

    of course when you dont have time to cook, fastfoods would always be the best option ‘`-


  3. Pingback: First Authentic Ramen Joint Experience! « Munchi Monster

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