Apart from the Milk Bar, I also want to eat something else of David Chang’s. All the Momofuku restaurants are in the East Village except Má Pêche. Its location in Midtown West is perfect for a pre-show meal…we ate here before going to Wicked.
Má Pêche is a fusion dim-sum restaurant but the decor is nothing like your typical Chinese dim-sum restaurant. It’s set up more as a contemporary western restaurant.
Like a Chinese restaurant, the servers push carts around the restaurant for people to pick their choice. I didn’t like Má Pêche’s cart-rolling method. It was kind of unsanitary because none of the dishes are covered. The servers basically spray their saliva all over the dishes because they explain each dish to each table. Also, with no covers, the hot dishes were served warm.
watermelon salad ( slices of watermelon with egg salad, cucumber, and fried chicken skin in between)……. another inventive dish with watermelon. Like Rose’s, $13 for watermelon and potato.. not really worth it..
Momofuku’s famous pork bun…. It was pretty good.. but kind of messy to eat with because the pork is too big for the bun and keep sliding out…
soft-shell crab bun.. this was kinda spicy but it’s unique… never had this anywhere
lobster fried rice… this was our favourite dish as the lobster made the fried rice very fragrant. We ordered 2 of this!
Was a bit disappointed by this meal…. pricey for what you get (80+USD for a few dimsum choices.. and we weren’t even full)
O! and this doesn’t really work for a pre-show meal. The dimsum carts move around so slow and each cart only have a few dishes. By the time it went to a few tables, the choices you want are gone… and then you have to wait for another cart.
FAIM? un peu….!!