The Momofuku Empire Turns Nine Today!
As the Momofuku Tumblr noted, it began with this storefront at 163 1st Avenue, when David Chang signed the lease on what would become Momofuku Noodle Bar (now Momofuku Ko). Nine years, ten restaurants, an ever-proliferating number of Milk Bars, two cookbooks, an evolution in casual dining, and a gajillion imitators later, Momofuku has unquestionably changed the American dining scene for the better. (We’re especially grateful that he made hoisin sauce acceptable to the greater American palate. Thank you, David Chang.)
With its impact in mind, we say: Happy ninth birthday, Momofuku! With all of your accomplishments, you’d be 43 in human years.