A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"


Lunch at the Ssam Bar, NYC

November 30th, 2012

Momofuko Ssam Bar was opened by acclaimed chef David Chang in 2006, the second in his rapidly growing restaurant empire. Earlier this week I had a great lunch there with my friend Mitch.

We started with Pork Buns just to whet our appetites.

Pork Buns

Next was their specialty, Rotisserie Duck over Rice which is served with lettuce leaves and a chive pancake. The lettuce and the pancake can be used to make little sandwiches.


I also had a delicious broccoli salad on the side. The acidity of the vinaigrette was perfect to balance all the rich food.

Broccoli Salad

This is a great place; and the menu is quite unique. They don’t take reservations, but at lunch time that is not a problem. The Momofuko Ssam Bar is located at 207 Second Avenue (13th St.).

3 Responses to “Lunch at the Ssam Bar, NYC”

  1. Kevin says:

    Sounds delicious. Raul and I will have to try

  2. susan says:

    yum I have always wondered what that restaurant was all about. I thought it was a milk bar.

    the pork buns (pure fat) look fabulous

  3. Santa says:

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Ed ~ How do you manage to stay so fit with this kind of meal? Warm Regards, Santa

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