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A Guide to Momofuku Restaurants

A Guide to the Restaurants

Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 First Ave.

Cuisine: Mr. Chang’s first restaurant, opened in 2004, features items like ramen with pork belly (shrimp and grits, pictured above, has appeared on the menu). A “late night” menu, served from 12 to 2 a.m., includes smoked chicken wings.

Famous dish: The $9 pork buns— homemade, fluffy white buns stuffed with braised pork belly and topped with hoisin sauce.

Prices: Small dishes are $9 to $15; larger dishes run $11 to $20. A fried chicken meal for four to eight people costs $100 and comes with side dishes and sauces.

Getting in: Reservations are generally not taken, and waits for a table average 30 minutes to an hour, Mr. Chang says. Reservations are, however, needed for the fried chicken meal, and are available only through the Web site; currently all fried-chicken meals for the month are booked.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 Second Ave.

Cuisine: Mr. Chang’s fondness for pork is evident in a menu that includes several kinds of country ham, steamed pork buns (pictured above) and crispy rice cakes with pork sausage.

Signature dish: The $200 Bo Ssäm, which serves six to 10 people, consists of an entire pork shoulder, a dozen oysters, sauces and lettuce leaves to wrap it all up.

Prices: A prix-fixe lunch of three courses is $25; dinner entrees range from $19 to $30.

Getting in: No reservations are accepted except for the Bo Ssäm meal, and long waits for tables are typical. Bo Ssäm meal reservations are relatively easy to land, however, especially for off-peak times.

Momofuku Ko

163 First Ave.

Cuisine: At Mr. Chang’s fanciest restaurant (above), the meal is a pre-set menu featuring complex, inventive preparations and luxury ingredients, from foie gras to Wagyu beef.

Famous dish: A soft-cooked hen egg stuffed with caviar and served with crisp potatoes and soft onions.

Prices: The three-hour prix-fixe lunch is $175; the two-hour dinner is $125.

Getting in: Scoring one of the 12 seats is legendarily difficult. Reservations can only be made online, through Potential diners must create an account, then submit requests constantly until a rare slot opens up. Mr. Chang suggests checking for tables at 10:40 a.m., or from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays and on the weekend.

Momofuku Milk Bar

207 Second Ave.

Cuisine: Pastry chef Christina Tosi is gaining a following for her desserts, from shakes to panna cotta, made with “cereal-milk” flavors—they taste like the milk left at the bottom of a bowl of breakfast cereal. Also on offer are cakes, pies (pictured below), cookies and savories including pork buns.

Famous dish: Cereal-milk soft serve ice cream, $4.15

Prices: 10-inch cakes are $90; cookies are $1.85 each.

Getting In: Attached by a long hallway to Ssäm bar, Milk Bar does not accept reservations. Most orders are taken to go, though purchasers can also eat at high-topped tables.

Recipe for an Outrageous Cookbook
WSJ, OCTOBER 16, 2009

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Every Space Mission Ever Flown On One Map

This is a very cool depiction of every space mission over the past 50 years, overlaid on one map of the solar system Each line traces the path of a different space mission or satellite launch. Notable missions (including failures) are included, as are those from different countries . . . > click for ginormous…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster

The 2010 Nissan 370Z lineup gains a new convertible body style. The 370Z Roadster joins the coupe, which was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The 370Z convertible has a power soft top and heated-glass rear window. Like the coupe, the convertible comes in Base and Touring trim levels. Like the Base and Touring coupes,…Read More

Category: Weekend

Freelove Freeway

I have been loving original British version of The Office with Ricky Gervais.

Its been on Cartoon Network Friday nights at midnight.

What makes this so surprising is that it s actually a good song, out of place in the absurdist comedy:

This is the full uncut version of the classic ‘Freelove Freeway’ that David Brent (Ricky Gervais) sung during Series 1 Episode 4

Here is the original studio version:

David Brent/Ricky Gervais – Freelove Freeway

Lyrics and alternative video versions after the jump . . .

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Category: Music, Weekend

Windows 7, A Successful Successor to Vista

Shocking: 10/7/2009 WSJ’s Personal Technology columnist Walt Mossberg reviews Windows 7, the successor to one of the least successful versions of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Vista.

Category: Weekend

2 for 1 Concert Tickets

I guess this means Concert Sales are still in the dumps . . .

Category: Music, Weekend

Floating Hydro-Electric Barrel Generator

This looks like a pretty cool “green” design idea: “This is a floating waterwheel that can generate electricity when suspended over a river or other flowing water regardless of the depth and speed of flow. The unique chevron shaped paddle treads give the barrel the ability to rotate about its horizontal axis in fast flowing…Read More

Category: Weekend

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

This is why YouTube even exists:

Category: Film, Humor, Television, Weekend

Owl City “Fireflies”

Death Cab for Cutie Postal Service meets Ryan Adams: > Owl City Music Or: Owl City MySpace Read the Owl City story here: Owl City’s success jumps from web to stage, sales > Bob Lefsetz: I needed to take a shower. Some things are immutable. You’ve got to show up for appointments on time. But…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System

In the past decade, extraordinary space missions have discovered new features of the Sun, the planets and their moons. The Cassini spacecraft, which is now orbiting Saturn, looked back toward the eclipsed Sun and saw a view unlike any other. The rings of Saturn light up so much that new rings were discovered. Saturnian moons…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend