Momofuku Toronto – Enjoying David Chang’s Jem

This isn’t going to be a full review. Just some thoughts and more of an appreciation post. I visited a restaurant in Toronto, Ontario, Called Momofuku. For those who don’t know, the Momofuku group of eateries was founded by chef David Chang. I took interest in David while watching Mind of a Chef, an Anthony Bourdain show which aired on PBS. Momofuku, which first opened its doors in New York, has made its way around some other US cities, and finally, Toronto, Canada.

 

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Momofuku Toronto is located on University Avenue, Attached to the Shangri La hotel. The building has a few restaurants inside, all of which are part of the Momofuku empire. Being my first trip to one of his places, I figured I would start with the original Momofuku Noodle Bar, and leave the exploring of the other places for later.

Steamed pork buns. Need I say more? This delicious appetizer tasted amazing. Flavours I cannot describe. The presentation was amazing as well!F8046E15-AB02-4E56-BD3B-FF8E7C415C03

For my entree,  Pork Raman. Oh boy. Watching how David makes this on the show, and finally sitting down to enjoy an authentic bowl of Momofuku Raman, a dream come true.

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Upstairs are Daisho, Nikai, Shoto and Milk Bar. We popped upstairs to visit Milk Bar before we left. There is a walk-in refrigerator which has all of the unique baked goods that are from Milk Bar. Im really kicking my self now that I didn’t get a picture, but they were too good to wait. The b’day truffles or the chocolate malt cake truffles. Ugh. Just. Do it.

I don’t got into much detail with this post, but I needed to share my appreciation for this amazing Chef, and what he has created. You really need to check it out. He has locations it a lot of the major cities across the US, so no excuse!

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