Saturday, 7 July 2007

NYC - Momofuku and Restaurant Forte Baden Baden NY

It was a fun day out in the city with my friend, Ms A who is also a Singaporean living in New Jersey. She is another foodie like me. We like to go check out different kinds of food together, taking pictures and also shopping (she finally got her shoes today … YAY!).

Today we had our meals at Momofuku Noodle Bar (she’s been there before but it was my first time) in the East Village for lunch and Baden Baden in Koreantown for dinner. In between our long walks in the city from Union Square @14 st to Koreantown @32 st, we had a mini tea-break at Union Square Park. We were also in Trader Joe’s for abit and sampled really nice snacks and juices … hee hee.

At Momofuku Noodle Bar, we shared Steam buns with Berkshire Pork for appetizer and Tsukemen which is dipping broth, chilled noodles, shredded Berkshire Pork and poached egg. It was really crowded but we managed to get seats. The restaurant is very small, everyone sits at the counter overlooking the open concept kitchen. We like the Berkshire Pork alot, very nice taste, so delicious. One of the chefs was nice to pose for us to take a picture of him, he is so cute!

Momofuku Noodle Bar
163 1st Ave
between 10th St & 11th St)
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212-4757899

During our tea-break at Union Square Park, we shared banana / pumpkin breads and drank Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Green Tea which was very refreshing.

Along our walk, I saw a signboard that says Diet Lite Ice-Cream and went to check it out, end up getting the No Sugar Strawberry Ice Cream and bought some lottery (a girl’s gotta try her luck yea?!) … heh heh.

For dinner, we proceeded to Restaurant Forte Baden Baden NY in Koreantown. It is not easy to spot them as they are on the 2nd floor and the main sign says BBNY and not Baden Baden … grrrrrrrrrrrrr, good thing I remembered to bring the address along and managed to find them … heh heh. The restaurant is like a pub restaurant with dim lightings and loud music, there was a decent crowd and was very very noisy. It did get more crowded eventually and alot of people actually liked sitting at the bar counter. We even saw guys eating the fried chicken with chopsticks! C'mon it should be time to get our hands dirty and oily! We had the large size Baden Baden Chicken which is Fried Chicken and also onion rings. Embedded below are some vegetables like chopped onions, green & red peppers, right in the middle were some really yummy roasted garlic. The chicken skin was very crispy and tasty, some parts of the chicken was quite dry. Along with our meal, we shared a cool and refreshing beer … GULP, GULP, GULP … BURP!

Restaurant Forte Baden Baden NY
28 W 32nd St
(between 5th Ave & Broadway)
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-7142266