It was one of those moments in New York that I was like thinking how I have several Momofuku books and I wasn’t able to even try any of their restaurants in New York. I was able glimpse them going home to the AirBnb while on a bus, but not more than that. Fast forward to Washington DC and lo and behold, some restaurants on my New York list have popped up there already (another is Toki Underground, a ramen place). So yes, I added it Momofuku Milk Bar to my list in DC.
We went with Pam and we went here right after eating at The Pig. We did actually forego dessert in the same restaurant to try a different dessert place. Good thing Milk Bar was open late, compared to the ramen bar. There was a line and we quickly followed suit, taking the time to find what we wanted on the menu.
When it was our turn, we asked what the best seller was and they said it was the cereal soft serve. I know of cereal milk, and love the idea. We sampled the cereal soft serve and I got the funniest reactions with Matt and Pam who both hated it. They both described it as being handed a bowl of milk that someone just ate the corn flakes out of. I loved it. I don’t even like corn flakes as my cereal unless it is chocolate frosted. But I do love cereal milk. The sample was enough for me so we chose other stuff to buy. Pam bought a blueberry and white chocolate cookie (I think), while we got the candy bar pie.
We found some good seats outside and hung out for a little bit. But to be honest, the desserts were nothing special. They were good, but they weren’t spectacular as I thought they would be. I did have my hand at this momofuku compost cookie when a friend got it for me before.
So yes, I was severely disappointed with the food. The frustrating part was I loved their concept in the books and have made some recipes from those books here here and here. Well. At least I can say I have tried. Maybe not again.