Monday, May 3, 2010

momo-gasm: momofuku milk bar

Well April was busy but 5 posts is admittedly pathetic. I'm on it, and will try to get back to my baking ways! And I know this is no place to list excuses, but it's just that my race is this Saturday... so I've been trying to eat better... meh... fine. Boldface lie. I've been eating everything in sight because heavier mileage means I'm craving more calories. I just haven't been baking delicious things I want to share. I've basically decided that those damn Runner's World cookies are the best things since sliced bread, so they've been making up 80% of my meals lately. Sick, I know. At least I'm acknowledging the problem - that's the first step, right?

But I couldn't bear go another week before posting so I've got a little treat for ya'll. I've mentioned them before but last week I found myself at David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar (I could live solely on the chicken ramen - it's not on the menu, but trust me! - and shiitake steamed buns) and after a delicious meal, my friend Annabelle and I walked the two or three blocks to Momofuku Ssam Bar to steal into the back Milk Bar and indulge in the cookies I've been hearing so much about.

I ordered three cookies for $5:
- Chocolate-chocolate cookie
- Cornflake-chocolate chip-marshmallow cookie
- and the famous Compost cookie

[From top to bottom: Cornflake-chocolate chip-marshmallow cookie, Compost cookie (it didn't travel well from the East Village to the UWS) and the Chocolate-chocolate cookie]

I also had a taste of the zucchini bread soft serve because I couldn't resist, and here's my honest review:
I didn't love the soft serve even though it sounded right up my alley, but the biggest surprise was that I really didn't like the Compost cookie! It was too sweet and uninteresting, despite the pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips that went into it. My number one favorite was the chocolate-chocolate cookie - maybe the most perfect fully chocolate cookie I've ever had. Not too sweet which made the real chocolate flavor perfectly delicious - I NEED the recipe. The next favorite was the Cornflake-chocolate chip-marshmallow cookie and I might have to buy a box of Kellogg's to add them into my next batch - the crunch was great! But I'll take a pass on their "famous" Compost cookie. Just too sweet for my taste buds.

I'm off to California on Thursday so I'll take lots of pics and give a full (culinary) report next week. I'm already dreaming of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf vanilla latte's, authentic mexican taco's in Santa Barbara, and an "animal style" burger from In-n-Out as soon as I'm off my flight.

Thanks for bearing with while I've been MIA.


Claire ( said...

I keep hearing about Momofuku and am dying to try it! it's def on my list of things to do when I move to NYC this summer :) I heard the pork buns are epic. Those cookies look amazing! Have fun in CA!!

chelsea rebecca said...

compost cookies?? how interesting! even though you didn't like them they sound so interesting! and i really want to give them a try!

Joanne said...

Good luck on your race chica! That is so awesome...I'll be rooting for you.

I definitely need to hit up Momofuku. I can't believe I haven't been yet. Maybe that will be my mission for the weekend...

Anna said...

Those cookies sound really good. I kinda want to try them next time I'm in town.

Beth said...

Claire- You have to go when you get here. David Chang's food is to DIE for

Chelsea- Give them a try with whatever's in your cupboard, they're interesting for sure!

Joanne- Thanks for the luck!! xo

Anna- Put the Milk Bar on your NYC to-do list. You won't be disappointed

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