Late-Night Tamales at Momofuku

By Kate Krader Posted December 07, 2009

It’s not like I need another reason to eat at a Momofuku restaurant in NYC. And it’s not like David Chang needed to create another dish for people to go crazy about. But here we go: Momofuku Noodle Bar has a new dish on its late-night menu. No, not the roasted pig tails with pickled Asian pears; that’s old news. I’m talking about the tamales, available in three flavors: crumbled Sichuan sausage; shredded pork and kimchi; and jalapeño queso (my very favorite). The tamales are supermoist and buttery, with a judicious amount of filling, for $3 per tamale. As of right now, you can only get them from midnight to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; they also may be available for takeout. Is this the East Coast answer to West Coast Korean tacos? Is there a Kogi-esque Momo tamale truck in the future? Let’s see.

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