Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Momofuku Ssam Bar December 14, 2007
Friday night we went to David Chang's Momofuku Ssam Bar.
While we enjoyed the food, we couldn't wait to leave. The place was loud and not very comfortable. We sat at the bar on "stools" which are nothing more than big wooden boxes and do not give you that "let's have another beer" kind of feeling. Despite the packed space, which seems to have been designed by the Tokyo subway authority, we did enjoy the food. We had Steamed Buns; Four Story Hill Farm Chicken Ballotine (a terrine with porcini mushrooms and walnuts); Satur Farms Fried Brussels Sprouts with chilies, mint and fish sauce (badly pictured here) and Marinated Hanger Steak Ssäm served with ginger callion, kimchi and bibb lettuce. We were also impressed by speed in which the servers describe the dishes (think Federal Express commercials from 1992).