1. Momofuku-ing Awesome (Ssam Bar)

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Rolling with the homie Kevin Chou as we backpacked through the urban jungle

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Highly anticipated pork belly buns

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Duck wontons “Shut it down”

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Spicy pork sausage and rice cakes

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    Infamous duck with rice

    Momofuku Ssam Bar

    I have literally been waiting years to go to New York and walk into the Momofuku institution.  As with any other Asian food enthusiast, I copped the book, follow the twitter, and read the articles.  The anticipation to go here felt like waiting until Christmas to receive a Super Nintendo.  Lo and behold, this past summer I finally got my wish.  

    The Momofuku of choice was the Ssam bar since they offered the most variety.  Right when you walk in, you can feel the New York urban cool.  The decor has a modern feel as it’s decked out in wood panel and a few John McEnroe posters.  The staff is hip and the crowd is a pleaser.  

    For our order, there is no doubt we got the pork belly buns and duck with rice.  We  supplemented these staples with duck wontons and spicy sausage with rice cake.  The outcome was true happiness.

    Momofuku Ssäm Bar on Urbanspoon

  2. Bao Down to the Chairman (Truck)

    Chairman Bao San Francisco

    Off the grid …. not Haightin

    Chairman Bao

    Chairman Bao

    OG pink boxes

    Chairman Bao

    Pork belly baked bun - the best sandwich in San Francisco

    Chairman Bao Truck

    Spicy chicken bun

    Chairman Bao Truck

    Coca cola braised pork bun

    Chairman Bao Truck

    Bao down when you come to San Francisco. IMO the Chairman Truck is the best food truck in the bay area. I’m a sucker for steamed buns and bigger one for baked…. It must be the hipsterness? Or strong desire for asian food? It’s both!

    I must emphasize the pork belly baked bun was one hell of an experience….succulent pork belly with pickled daikon in a soft sweet baked bao bun that had made each bite of this sandwich perfect. I’m getting hungry writing this. The other baos were delicious too and packed with flavor. The food from the Chairman Truck was so good, I would consider leading an investment group to bring this truck to Seattle.

    The Chairman on Urbanspoon

  3. 

Facing East 

Holla… HFYR! Yelp review of the day on 12/30/11 for Facing East Movement Taiwanese food.  The food is super delicious, fresh, and harmonizing.  Seattle’s (Bellevue) go to Pork belly BUN spot (instagrammed), so you should go to try.  

extensive review on Yelp
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    Facing East 

    Holla… HFYR! Yelp review of the day on 12/30/11 for Facing East Movement Taiwanese food.  The food is super delicious, fresh, and harmonizing.  Seattle’s (Bellevue) go to Pork belly BUN spot (instagrammed), so you should go to try.  

    extensive review on Yelp

    Facing East Taiwanese Restaurant 東來食府 on Urbanspoon