I didn't really do much Summerlicious dining this year, just a visit to Momofuku noodle bar. I first visited Momofuku soon after its opening back in the days and I recall how difficult it was to get seats for a group of four. This time around, I was able to secure of reservation for 3 on a Friday evening with just hours of notice.
It is fair to say that Momofuku has a stunning exterior. Well, it does have to live up to its neighbour, the Shangri-la Hotel Toronto. The restaurant is made up some small tables and several large communal tables. For drinks, we had their seven spice sour slushie, a cider, and g+t, their spin on a classic gin and tonic. The cocktails were great and I'd be happy with just coming here for drinks.
Now onto their Summerlicious menu, which was 25 CAD for a three-course dinner. For our first course, we tried the salmon crudo and the marinated cucumber, both were relatively small in size. Neither dishes knocked my socks off. For our second course, we tried their clam noodles and their fried chicken. The fried chicken dish consisted of two drumsticks, kimchi, lettuce and mayo. I thought the fried chicken was quite tasty, it was juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The clam noodle had a lot of clam flavour and a bit of a kick to it. We enjoyed the mains, although the portion was again a bit small. Lastly, the dessert... Cake truffle (singular). The three of us each ordered a different flavour. They were not my favourite and I wasn't impressed with having a single cake truffle for dessert. The three of us each had a three-course meal, and we were all still hungry. We ordered their daily special, a grilled pork chop, which was sizeable and by far the best part of the meal in my opinion. My friends thought the pork chop was a bit too fatty, but I loved it. As you know, I have a love affair with animal fat.
All in all, I thought the portions were a bit on the smaller side, but the food was tasty. I would definitely get the fried chicken and the pork chop again. Fatty yummy goodness! ;)
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Momofuku noodle bar exterior & interior
Seven spice sour slushi
g + t
gin, aperol, rosemary, black pepper
Summerlicious appetizer - Salmon crudo
habanero, green papaya, nori
Summerlicious appetizer - Marinated Cucumber
with mushroom, smoked sesame, black vinegar
Summerlicious main course - Southern fried chicken
bibb lettuce, kimchi, red eye mayo