#FOOD: MOMOFUKU NOODLE BAR AT SHANGRI LA HOTEL TORONTO
Showcasing a variety of in-market Ontario ingredients, David Chang‘s Momofuku Noodle Bar just launched in Toronto this past September and has been a Darling among Foodies even long before it opened its large Wooden door at the Shangri La Hotel. Situated at the corner of Adelaide x University, the open-concept Eatery is a Sister to a Restaurant in New York City, of the same name.
Over the past while, the likes of Kenzo Ramen, Sansotei Ramen and also super-popular Kinton Ramen (blogged here last week) have proven to be a Hit with taste-savvy Torontonians. With the Winter months forthcoming, expect demand for these warm and comforting Bowls of Ramen (Japanese Noodle Soup) to explode as word-of-mouth spreads feverishly in the City for what just might be the best bowl of Noodles you can get here in Toronto.
Momofuku however, isn’t only just Noodles. Opting to be different, I tried their Korean-inspired Kimchi Stew, a hearty and huge bowl of spiciness. featuring a heaping portion of the Korean Pickled Cabbage, chunks of Radish and pieces of Pork Shoulder. Chewy Rice Cakes add a fun and substantial dimension to it all. I also am extremely fond of their unique take on the traditional Chinese Steamed Buns we get often at Dim Sum. The Pork Belly option is a tender, melty kiss to the mouth.
My Friend Edwin, who happened to be sitting beside me at the Counter, seemed to enjoy the Signature, Momofuku Ramen, including Pork Shoulder & Belly, Fish Cake and a poached Egg, telling me that this just might be the best in the City. And he’d know as he’s tried each of the City’s big four Ramen Shops.
Clearly, the trendy Establishment knows its Market as handsome, 20-something Businessmen could be seen sipping on their bottles of Pabst Blue Ribbon with their Meals. I myself enjoyed my Sake-based Seven Spice Sour, available in a 4 oz.-size.
Momofuku Noodle Bar is trendy, affordable and fast – maybe a little too fast even with my Server hovering over me to pay my bill the moment I put down my Chopsticks.
Learn more about Momofuku Noodle Bar here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)