Momofuku Noodle Bar

Quite some time ago, I ran into this cute guy.
Happens in New York.
He was fun to spend time with and he lived in East Village.
He also showed me some great Asian spots but none of them could match up my all time favorite around his corner: Momofuku Noodle Bar.

I can’t even remember the amount of times I’ve had their Ramen Bowl.
It’s really that good and worth the trip.
Even if you’re coming from the Upper East Side after cheering for runners of NYC Marathon.

Or if you want to impress your date or a friend who has never had noodles before.
You have got to set high standards. Always.

And no, you don’t need to be seeing a cute guy to enjoy the experience of their hospitality, you’re more then welcome by yourself too.
Ask for a seat at the counter and take a glimpse of what happens in the kitchen!

But even if none of the above matches yours, just go.
You won’t regret it!

Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Photo credit: Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momosan Ramen – Irasshaimase!

I have never felt more WELCOME in a restaurant then I felt in Momosan.
Even on a regular Thursday, after a busy day at work.
Every guest that walks in into this Ramen-Heaven gets a shout out by the team, creating an instant feel-good hospitality experience.

While sipping our Sake – yes, they have plenty – we soaked in this eclectic mix of business people and foodie’s.

Even though the menu is rather limited, we had everything we needed!
Taco’s, pigs ears and their signature Ramen Bowl.
Possibly the more unusual combo I have had so far in New York, but it worked.

And the correlation between classical music and fine dining?
Wiped off of the high seating tables!
Rihanna’s ‘Friends with a Monster’ was living proof that music does have a huge impact on the atmosphere!

Momosan – Ramen and Sake
342 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Photo credit: Momosan