Momofuku and it's owner and chef David Chang are big kahunas in the food world. David Chang's famous pork bun is probably responsible for taking the humble 'bao' from your Asian granny to it's dizzy food trending heights. Knowing that I'll be consuming the Momofuku bao gives me butterflies.
The restaurant located in the Star is dimly lit and when Jefferson, Hollie, Robbo and I arrive for our 12.40pm booking, the buzz is busy but calm. The menu is a surprise until the very end but we know we're in for many dishes of awesome.
The dinner degustation Mon-Sat is $185 pp but during lunch Fri-Sat it's only $110 pp. We had the matching wines for $75 - some very interesting wines and you get champagne, perry and sake too. Of course the service is second to none - friendly but unobtrusive.
Bookings are made online and only 20 days in advance. Or you may be lucky enough to get one of the 5 seats at the bar with it's own bar menu.
I would love to go back to Momofuku Seibo in hopes to be served meat post dessert (I've heard it's true!). It far exceeded my expectations,. What I would love even more is to eat in a Momofuku in NYC. One day.
What presents have you received from a restaurants (other than the amazing meal)?