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When news broke that David Chang, the NYC chef with the cult following, was bringing his Momofuku restaurant brand to Toronto in 2012, the city was abuzz with excitement. Momofuku in Japanese... Read More
When news broke that David Chang, the NYC chef with the cult following, was bringing his Momofuku restaurant brand to Toronto in 2012, the city was abuzz with excitement. Momofuku in Japanese translates to "lucky peach." Now that we have the linguistics lesson out of the way, let's get to the details. The prime downtown location in the Shangri-la Hotel has four restaurants in one. Go big or go home. Momofuku noodle bar is prized for its ramen noodles and pork belly buns. David Chang introduces twists on authentic recipes, making them just different enough to keep the eater interested. Slather the amazing house-made kimchi on everything. Eat at communal wooden tables and make sure to make a stop at the Milk Bar for some crack pie, which has a "toasty oat crust and gooey butter filling."
- Entertainment District's Best Restaurants: "Don't miss the pork buns. You won't regret it - although small, the fatty meat is incredibly hearty."
- Asian: "There is a lot of selection, so consider going with the ramen for your main and splitting other dishes. Save some time and stomach space for the Milk Bar for dessert, which is like stepping into a giant freezer of sugar."
- Best for Entertainment District's Best Restaurants Because: Famed NYC chef David Chang's first Canadian outpost has become one of Toronto's buzziest and best restaurants.
- Best for Asian Because: Before Momofuku came to Toronto, you had to travel to New York City to sample David Chang's famous food. Enough said.