Another week, another Meal Deal. I hung out with my friend Laughliveat and another friend over the weekend. We checked out Momofuku Noodle Bar and Milk Bar since none of us had ever visited the place. It really was quite an experience, why don’t I tell you about it.
The restaurant is modern with an emphasis on blonde wood. The place is really much smaller than I expected. The service wasn’t bad, but the seating arrangements aren’t my favourite. Sharing tables with strangers is always an awkward adventure, but how else do they seat the amount of people that show up if they have little seating?
Momofuku Noodle Bar
190 University Avenue
Rumours have it that Momofuku’s pork bun is delicious and is a must try (perhaps even more famous than their ramen). So naturally, I insisted we try it! Their pork bun comes in this Shanghai bun, with fatty pork, cucumbers and green onions. The good news is I didn’t taste any of the green onions (personal dislike), so yay. The so-so news is that I didn’t think of it as being overly special. The sauce reminded me of the sauce used for Peking Duck, which is always thick and sweet. The entire dish was delicious and may not be special to me, perhaps it’s the Chinese speaking when I say it didn’t seem very special to me. Delicious, but not special.
I ordered the Chicken Ramen which had all the usual ramen goodies. I love love love the bamboo strips, but not so much the sour veggie (I never did so…). The ramen was very eggy and had an extremely soft boil egg, which when it comes to Asian food, is divine. The chicken was quite good, the skin was a little hard and chewing was a bit of an adventure but the inside was silky smooth so… -shrug-. The soup base was again, nothing special. It was neither too salty nor too tasteless.
I seriously very much admired their soft boil egg but nothing else really screams at me when it comes to the Noodle Bar. The Milk Bar was smaller than I expected and definitely as expensive as I thought. The NSSSO and I both agreed that perhaps the cookies were not as fantastic as originally thought. I appreciated the size of the cookie, but not so much the taste. They were… pretty average, but I suppose the size made up for it. Out of the three I tried, I think I liked Blueberry Cream best.
-> Price $10 – $20 per person