Remember how I said ramen is a thing now? It is. And Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City is doing it very well.
Like literally every other thing in this city, we waited a very long time for our table. Finally, we were seated along the long table with strangers on either side of us and looked over the menu.
We put in an order of the pork buns (not on the menu but clearly ordered often). This was a very good decision.
The pork buns were just two bites or so each, but talk about some flavor! I love the texture of that chewy bun, plus super tender pork and a nice tangy sweet sauce. Just divine.
My main entree was the Momofuku Ramen - with pork belly, pork shoulder and a poached egg. This ramen was a good bit different from the other I had back in Boston. It was clearly a prettier presentation. And, there were more extraneous ingredients beyond noodles and broth. Plus I loved the little fish cake on the side!
My verdict: I love the broth. This broth is so delicious. It's salty - but not overly salty - and hot and soothing. I liked the larger, chewier noodles better than these ones. THOUGH, these are much easier to eat. The pork is delicious, and I love the fish cake. A good bit of other ingredients helped break up texture so it's not just a big bowl of soup.