Momosan Ramen & Sake
Iron Chef Morimoto opened a ramen bar in midtown and because it's the incredible Morimoto this place is much more than just a noodle joint. There's rich chunks of house made Peking Duck inside a crisp goyza shell with cucumber, hoisin and a sweet apricot chili sauce.
There's a satisfying Braised Pork Belly Bao served with a wedge of lettuce and a smear of mustard mayo...
...and one of the most incredible poke bowls I've had in NYC to date. Thick cubes of soy marinated tuna tossed with nori and scallion atop a bed of fluffy white rice. I seriously have dreams about this bowl.
And then of course there's Ramen available in small or large size with four different variations including spicy curry coconut and steamed Tokyo Chicken. We got the standard Tonkotsu with thick strips of pork, mushroom and soft boiled egg all inside a silky, creamy broth.
Everything about Momosan was fantastic. I really enjoyed the fun decor, the service was great and I love that they offer ramen in two different sizes. I usually struggle to finish a big bowl on my own (especially with all the delicious starters) so a smaller option is perfect. This place is amazing and people definitely know about it so go early or expect to put in a serious wait for a spot.
342 Lexington Avenue at 39th Street
New York, NY 10016