MOMOFUKU BUN TIME
In the East Village on 1st Ave and 10th, one may find Momofuku Noodle Bar. If you’re a bun aficionado seeking the simple pleasures of stuffed fluffy bread with proteins and sauces, then it might behoove you to pony up at one of the growing Momofuku establishments popping up around the world.
The shrimp bun is, hands down, where it’s at. I haven’t had anything like it before, and it’s brilliant. I know people rave about the pork bun here, but it’s loaded with fatty pork belly at double the amount and really could only fit into a porn star’s mouth.
But there is magic in the shrimp bun, and as much as David Chang would detest anyone mentioning that there’s ever magic involved, I’d say he would be pleased if you forked over the $11+ and purchased as many as your stomach could hold. If the food stays this good, I’ll log in around 90+ shrimp buns a year.