Having been to Morimoto’s ramen shop 2 months ago, it’s appalling to me that it has taken this long for me to write my review, but here it is.
For anyone who isn’t a 90′s child that didn’t watch Iron Chef growing up when Chef Masaharu Morimoto was on the show, you may know him now for his well-known trendy sushi spot in New York City called Morimoto.
Back in April, Morimoto surprised us with a ramen shop now known as Momosan Ramen & Sake Bar located at 342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY between 39th and 40th street. Momosan serves not only ramen but also serves some delicious appetizers as well.
And as my food review articles are known as a series called “Short N’ Eats,” let’s just cut to the chase and here are some photos from my dining experience at Momosan:
Tetsunabe Pork Gyoza
Pork & chive gyoza, ginger scallionsauce, served on an iron skillet
Rice cake, teriyaki butter, sesame, & toasted nori
Pig ear, shichimi, japanese mayo, sake
Peking Duck Roll
House made peking duck, cucumber, hoisin, apricot sweet chili sauce, wrapped in a soft tortilla
Overall I enjoyed my experience at Momosan especially because I got to exchange a greeting with Chef Morimoto himself. I absolutely loved his appetizers. Some of his appetizers had a fresh take on traditional dishes like gyoza by serving it on a sizzling iron skillet and the peking duck roll served in a soft tortilla.
I definitely would rate Momosan a 8.5/10. Mostly because the ramen wasn’t necessarily up to par as other neighboring ramen shops across the city. Though like they say we all have good days and bad days and I felt like I went on an off day because the ramen took forever to roll out for everyone who ordered ramen that night. But nevertheless Momosan’s appetizers are worth the trip to give a try for sure because they are sublime.