Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Restaurants, Pan-Asian East Village
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 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Momofuku Ssam Bar
 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Momofuku Ssam Bar
 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Fans of street food love the larger spin-off of chef David Chang's massively successful Momofuku Noodle Bar. It's a sleek, wood-paneled 50-seat eatery that serves mostly adventurous small plates, including raw-bar choices like oysters and uni, a large selection of hams, a short-rib sandwich and kid-friendly pork buns filled with pork belly, hoisin, cucumbers and scallions. The ultimate kid-foodie birthday party could center around the much-lauded bo ssäm, a tender pork shoulder accompanied by pickled shiitakes, edamame and oysters that serves as the filling for ssäms, lettuce-wrapped creations that Chang calls "Asian burritos," which kids make themselves. The meal ($200) serves 6 to 10 guests (read at least 10 kids), and must be ordered in advance.


Venue name: Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Address: 207 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: at 13th St
Opening hours: Restaurant: Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–3:30pm, 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am–3:30pm, 5pm–1am. Bar: Mon–Thu 6pm–2am; Fri, Sat 6pm–3am; Sun 3pm–midnight.
Transport: Subway: L to First or Third Ave; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V
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