Ko yes!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 | All Things, Eats

Just returned from the tasting menu at Momofuku Ko — easily the most transcendent meal I’ve had in recent memory. After a couple weeks of obsessively monitoring the reservations website, where new spaces at the 12-seat counter go up 7 days in advance promptly at 10AM, I managed to snare a reservation for 2 at 7:30PM tonight. (Not even Bruni is exempt from the scrambling madness.) And just as critics Ruth Reichl and Ed Levine, bloggers like Kathryn Yu and Tina Wong (a.k.a. The Wandering Eater) and several other members of the food community have said it would be, it was divine.

Fuller description of our 2½ hour+ experience will follow — all my focus now is on processing this glorious meal… and catching up on tonight’s Top Chef — but in the meantime, here are a few photos of the twelve courses we sampled at David Chang’s newest venture.

Deep fried sweet shrimp heads:

Momofuku Ko Ebi

Fluke sashimi with spicy buttermilk sauce, poppy seeds and chives:

Momofuku Ko Fluke Sashimi

Chef Chang, who wandered in and out of the open kitchen throughout the service:

David Chang

Smoked coddled “hen egg” with Hackleback caviar, onion soubise, sweet potato vinegar, fingerling potato chips and fines herbes:

Momofuku Ko Caviar Egg

Seared scallops, with almonds, pickled radish and bacon puree:

Momofuku Ko Scallops

Braised and deep-fried short rib, grilled scallion, pickled carrots, stewed daikon and mustard seeds:

Momofuku Ko Short Rib

Check out my full Momofuku Ko photo set on flickr.

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There are 3 Comments ... Ko yes!

April 3, 2008

I am still FULL. The meal was that delicious and that rich. $85 for 12 courses is a fantastic bargain. The 2 1/2 (actually 2 + 40 mins) of eating really was a testament to our ability to have the mouth overule the stomach + brain. incredible.

April 3, 2008

Damn you, Water Buffalo!

April 3, 2008

MUHAHA. If I was foolish I would have not gone.

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