4.25 Stars – Overall Experience
4.00 Stars – Price
3.75 Stars – Service
4.50 Stars – Food
4.00 Stars – Atmosphere
Cranberry Sake Slush
Ginger Scallion Noodles
Milk Bar Cereal Soft Serve
Momofuku is a trendy, innovative restaurant delivering flavour like no other thanks to Chef David Chang’s guidance. With new spins on Asian classic dishes, your tastes buds will definitely thank you.
Communal in nature, Momofuku Noodle Bar offers long tables and bar style seating for the most part. If you are not one to enjoy sitting next to strangers while dining out, then this might not be the best spot for you, but to be honest, even being right beside other diners, I find that you can be as private or as social as you want. Clean and modern in design, the space offers two levels and multiple Momofuku restaurants (Milk Bar, Nikai, Daisho and Shoto). Each offer its own unique space and culinary experience, but definitely have a flow and theme throughout. Great for dinner out with friends, family or a fun date. Perhaps not as friendly for those with small kids.
Our server was nice, but really nothing to write home about. One thing that was a bit annoying was one girl in my group seemed to have all of her food come out 5 mins after the rest of us. It is always a bit awkward to be served before everyone else and it was long enough that we had to ask our waitress when her dish was coming out. Other than that, service was fine. She even brought us an extra ice cream to share at the end 🙂
When we were walking to our table, my girlfriends and I noticed a few slushies circling around and decided to inquire. Coming in 2 sizes and 2 flavours, their sake slush was to die for! Perfect for a hot and humid day, although probably could have used some more alcohol.
As we went for Summerlicious (a Toronto annual event over two weeks), an appetizer is included in the set price (you get to choose). I decided to give the Cheese Tofu a shot as I had never heard of the combination before so it intrigued me. First impression was that the dish was absolutely beautiful (well presented). Next came the bite and I was incredibly pleased by how much I loved it. Very strong cheese flavour with a tofu texture. The other elements of the dish added subtle flavour enhancement and overall a great combination. Very unique!
The Ginger Scallion Noodles is a large portion and packed with flavour. Great vegetarian option for me, it certainly packed a punch with the pickled veg on top. The noodles were also out of this world and you can tell are of excellent quality. Don’t be shocked, though, if you order this dish and it comes cold…it is meant to be this way!
One thing that Momofuku is know for is the soft-serve cereal ice cream they offer. You know the last little bit of milk at the bottle of your cereal bowl?…ya the ice cream tastes exactly like that! They offer the regular cereal or fruity cereal and I was lucky enough to try both! Personally speaking I liked the fruity one better, but both were well enjoyed. Great texture as well, extremely creamy. Although I didn’t have it at this meal, their Crack Pie is out of this world! Highly recommended.
There are not a ton of vegetarian dishes on the menu, but there are definitely a few great options. All of what I had was delicious and filling so no complaints here!
As we ordered off the Summerlicious menu, we got tremendous bang for out buck ($28 for a 3 course meal). That being said, Momofuku’s Noodle Bar is their more budget friendly restaurant so on a regular day it is pretty well priced. I would absolutely dine again and recommend it to all who enjoy Asian cuisine.
Time of Dinner: 7:00pm
Date: Thurs July 12th, 2017
For more information, please check out their website at https://momofuku.com/