Kind of embarrassing to admit, but today I went to the Momofuku Ssam Bar for the first time ever. I went with Matt during during their lunch hours when the menu is a lot less intimidating (I'll have to come back for dinner when I can choose between things like warm veal head terrine, spicy honeycomb tripe, grilled veal shortbreads, or a nice crispy pig's head torchon).
What we have here are the steamed pork belly buns and a pork bib bim bap (a.k.a. rice bowl), sides of pickles, cauliflower in fish sauce (like I made myself before) and bean sprouts in Chinese bbq sauce and sesame oil.
You know what pork belly is? It's bacon before it becomes bacon. My goodness:
It was all good but the two different porks were so delicious, just so furiously magnificent. Eating them I felt myself transforming into a pork-mad Frankenstein and when I finished my meal I ran outside, tore of my shirt, and began overturning cars and shaking down hobos just trying to find more pork. Ask anyone, all I have talked about since that meal was how much I like pig and how I have to get more pig.
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Here's a great photo gallery of all the different Momofuku dishes, it's like the new JC Penny's catalogue and dinner is the new Christmas. Click!