Last night, some friends and I went out, got drunk, then trekked over to Momofuku Noodle Bar in East Village for some late night eats. The menu had a lot to choose from, but since we still wanted to keep the good times a’coming, we first asked for a carafe of sake.
Not sure what kind of sake we got, though. It was chosen by my friend Trisha, who helpfully explained the difference between warm and cold sake. We opted for cold sake. Yum!
We all then ordered pork belly sliders. And as we waited, we talked. And talked some more. And we noticed that the people next to us, who’d ordered after us, finished their meals and were packing up to leave. And then we looked up and saw that the kitchen was closing. We asked our waitress about the sliders we’d ordered.
“Oops,” she said. A bowl of seasoned crisps were immediately brought to our table. So we munched and talked some more.
Jeebus! This was my second time having pork belly yesterday; I was truly in the mood for it. These sliders, topped with hoisin, scallions, and cucumbers, were incredible, yo. The pork belly was perfectly seasoned and sweet, and the rolls they were served on were pillowy soft. DELICIOUS!
Good eats and good times with good friends.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
171 1st Ave
(between 10th St & 11th St)
New York, NY 10003
Neighborhood: East Village