A little perturbed that HO doesn’t have a Las Vegas board. (Can we at least be grouped with the rest of the West?) Everyone visits Las Vegas, amirite? And the most asked question is, “where should I eat?”
Well, I’m a gen-you-wine Las Vegas native, lived here for eight years, so fire away with your questions. I’m fairly up-to-date on the food scene and I’ve eaten all over town, although I eat out less frequently these days.
Here’s my review on Momofuku Las Vegas, I ate here last April and I was impressed, this was my first David Chang restaurant I dined at.
I started with a Spring Fling, cocktail made of vodka, stawberry, rhubarb, cinchona, $16. This was delicious, light (maybe a bit too light) and fruity. It was served in a wine glass, like a craft wine cooler, but in a good way. The rhubarb added an unusual tart note and the cinchona made it all interesting.
Next, I got the Shoyu Pork Ramen (pork belly & shoulder, slow poached egg), $17. This just blew my mind. Now this is ramen. Everything about it was good, the pork belly was delightfully unctuous, the pulled pork flavorful (put my pulled pork to shame), the broth smoky, and noodles were perfectly chewy. All this for $17! It was almost the same price as a slice of birthday cake! Anyone who says they had better ramen in our town needs to have their taste buds examined. And we have awesome ramen in our town, but they just don’t compare. This was the best ramen I’ve ever had.
Lastly, I got the famous birthday cake to go. It was mediocre in every way except the price, $14 a slice. Skip. Wasn’t a complete loss, I finally got to say something bad about Momofuku. Whew, do I gain membership in the jaded foodie crowd?
Overall, Momofuku is a winner in every way: food, price, service. I love it. Definitely made it into my rotation. Actually, I can’t wait. What am I doing tomorrow?