Check this shit out, you salivating scumbags:
Keeping in line with my recent non-steak-related commentary dealing with other delicious foods around NYC, I present to you the whole rotisserie duck at Momofuku:
This particular dish is available at Momofuku Ssam Bar on 2nd Avenue at 13th Street. For $140 you get the duck (breast stuffed with duck sausage just under the skin and roasted) served atop a bed of jasmine rice; some chive pancakes and Bibb lettuce for wrapping; two seasonal sides (we chose the pickled veggies and kimchi, and the baby bok choy seasonal greens); and crispy shallots, cilantro, mint, Thai basil, watercress, hoisin sauce, Korean BBQ sauce and duck scallion sauce for toppings. They even bring out some duck broth made fresh at the end of the meal.
The duck is locally sourced too, for all your eco-assholes out there that actually give a shit. It’s from Crescent Duck in Aquebogue, Long Island.
Now on with the pics. Duck off, or go duck yourself:
First, my wife ordered a Bloody Mary. Here. it’s made with rye, sake, tomato, apple, ham, and togarashi. We thought it was a little on the small side for $11, and a little sweet, but it was meaty, spicy and otherwise good. Nice ice cube in there too.
Next we ordered an app of liver mousse. Delicious, light and creamy. Topped with pickled radish and some greens.
Here is one of the side items that came with the duck meal – the pickled veggie jars:
And the “seasonal greens” – aka baby bok choy:
Then they brought out the pre-sliced duck to show it to us:
Here it is all sliced up and presented nice-nice:
Here’s the lettuce and sauce collection:
And finally they bring out a little bowl of duck broth to finish off the meal. Very rich.
Here are some more pics of the duck. If you look closely you can see the layer where the duck sausage splits from the duck breast. Each little slice was like a two-in-one punch of roasty, crispy, juicy flavor. Fucking awesome.
And here’s one last shot – the kitchen in full swing:
MOMOFUKU SSAM BAR
207 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003