"New" Pork Bun at Momofuku Ssam
Well new to me at least, since I don't get out so much these days. I think I actually prefer it to the original -- shredded pork belly (mostly meat), pressed into a square and pan-seared, avocado, smoked mayonnaise, Thai basil and some sort of pickled radish, I think. Superb. We had an order of the regular pork buns, three of these, the short rib sandwich (also fabulous -- taleggio and bacon, on Ciabatta), the corvina, and a bottle of lovely German rose ("Rosay").
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
I got another bo ssam reservation here on saturday afternoon, seems like i got to try this and the short rib sammich.
Curious about the other dishes on their menu currently like the tripe, sweetbreads and even the scrapple, anybody sampled any of these dishes recently?
It's been a daily special most of the time since the summer but they changed the tomato in the bun to avocado after tomato season was over. It used to be referred to as the BRT bun. Belly, radish, tomato.
In the last 1-2 months, they started putting it on the menu as the "bar" bun. BAR = belly, avocado, radish.