Momofuku Toronto, Can’t Hardly Stand the Wait

momofuku's famous pork buns

Momofuku famous pork buns.  Image via Momofuku for 2

At 33 Michelin-starred chef David Chang runs an impressive food empire Stateside.  In New York City his Momofuku restaurants include the Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Ko, and Má Pêche as well as 5 Milk Bars in the city and 1 in Montauk, NY (Milk Bar is the bakery-inspired dessert branch of the Momofuku restaurant group).  His style is inventive, blending Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian and French cuisine with dazzling effect.

Momfuku's David Changimage via Food Gal

And the disgustingly young, cute-but-still-badass celebrity chef, called one of the best chef’s in the world by Anthony Bourdain, is opening a grand location in Toronto this August (!!!!). Located next to Shangri-La Toronto, a new construction luxury hotel/condo residence at Richmond and University Ave, fans here are already in a lather.   The mysterious Momofuku Toronto location is taking party bookings for the Toronto International Film Festival, when the chef himself will be in town.

So far details of what exactly is in store for the Toronto location are few and far between.  What we do know is that the Toronto Momofuku project is Chang’s biggest to date.  The space is three stories with the potential for a concept resto on each floor.  One interview suggested the main floor would a version of the Noodle Bar.

Momofuku Fried Chickenimage by Nick Solares via New York Serious Eats

this comes with your fried chickenFried Chicken is served with a range of sauces and vegetables with the idea being you create a wrap using bibb lettuce as the wrapper. Image by Kathryn Yu via New York Serious Eats

Whatever it ends up being, Chef Chang does promise that while his famous pork belly buns and fried chicken will be on the menu, though he says he won’t simply be cloning one his New York establishments.  But really would that be so bad?  Because check this out:

If you’ve got no plans to be in NYC this summer and can’t wait till Toronto’s grand opening, you can always pick up the Momofuku cookbook and try your own hand at masterfully done Asian fusion.

david chang and peter meehan's Momofuku Cookbookavailable via Amazon

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One Response to Momofuku Toronto, Can’t Hardly Stand the Wait

  1. Carolyn Jung says:

    The pork buns live up to the hype. They are astoundingly good. I have yet to try the fried chicken. Can’t wait! ;)

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