Momofuku Ko and Cool Kids

To celebrate Alex’s new position, we decided to go to Momofuku Ko – a two Michelin star restaurant in NYC. It was very hard to make the reservation. You had to log onto their website at a certain time and to be lucky. This place was very tiny with 12 seats at the bar. They served 6 customers at the same time. It costed $175 per person before tax for a 16-course meal. Everything was prepared in front of you. Chefs were extremely knowledgable and friendly. The menu items changed pretty much for every meal. Today, it seemed having a cucumber theme.

We had the following dishes:

  • Deviled quail egg with lox and everything bagel seasoning
  • Chilled cucumber soup with wiped sake
  • Washington state oysters with cucumber vinegary
  • Fried potato skin with sour cream and frumentos cheese
  • Scallop with cucumber and almond (took a long time to prepare)
  • Fluke with turnip and hozon
  • Black bass with finger lime and onion
  • Trout with romaine and hozon (one of the best dishes)
  • Borscht with maitake (舞茸) and cabbage
  • Grilled octopus with potato and caramelized onion
  • Beef tartar with watercress and corn chips (took a long time to prepare – it was just OK)
  • Daikon chawanmushi(茶碗蒸し) with salmon roe
  • Lobster tail with sauce, croissant and myoga
  • Cappelletti with eggplant and basil
  • Arctic char with purslane and lime pickle
  • Pork chop with fennel and bell pepper
  • Calamansi with shiso and goat cheesecake
  • Shaved foie gras with pine nut, lychee and riesling jelly (extreme weird)
  • Tres leches with plum and black sesame filling
  • Peach soda with green tomato and buckwheat
  • Macarons

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Momofuku Ko Lunch
Momofuku Ko Lunch

The whole experience was very cool and new. Cool Kids by Echosmith paired well with this meal.

Here is my Yelp review.

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