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Jun 27, 2009 06:45 AM

Momofuku Ssam- Two Words: Butter and Lardo

Fat on fat is phat! Vermont salted butter, whipped lardo-the stuff of legend. Nothing more to add except maybe the Virginia and Kentucky hams with Chang's version of "redeye" gravy (made with mayo and coffee grounds). Fat, fat, fat and more fat!

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    1. Agree on lardo. Other than Del Posto I don't think there is a better place to have lardo and bread!

      1. I was there again on Thursday night - didn't try the lardo (and don't like butter), but really enjoyed the BBQ rib sandwich that replaced the banh mi. I was sad about the latter being off the menu, but, having had it twice now, I think the BBQ sandwich is actually better. We also had the wagyu(sp?) beef for the first time, and thought it was wonderful as well. I had a martini there for the first time as well - delicious, twist of lemon instead of olives (so, well, maybe not a pure martini). Lastly, we've had the Copain Shiraz there twice now and are trying to track down a case to have it at home.

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        1. re: MMRuth

          Also enjoyed that BBQ rib sandwich for lunch 2 Saturdays ago.

          Copain Shiraz? I'm not that familiar with Copain, but I thought it was a Cali wine producer.

          1. re: RCC

            It's from Mendecino (sp?). So maybe it was a Syrah!

            1. re: MMRuth

              I was just wondering if they branched out into Aussie wines.

              1. re: RCC

                You say potayto and I say potahto.

                You might be interested in this:


                1. re: JoanN

                  Thanks. I know exactly what Syrah vs Shiraz are. It's just that I've not heard of any Cali winemaker who uses the word "Shiraz" in his/her label.
                  Just like I don't know of any Aussie wine producer who uses the word 'Syrah" in their label..

                  1. re: RCC

                    More than a decade ago the conglomerate that owns Penfold’s in Australia bought up a lot of land in California and also entered into partnerships with already established California wineries to produce California shiraz. As a result, there have been a number of wines labeled as shiraz out of California the past few years. An example of just one of many:

                    1. re: JoanN

                      Although I rarely drink Cali syrah and hardly any Aussie ones, as my preference lies on the Old World stuff, this is good to know.

        2. 2 words: pork butt. Amazing!