9.24.2012

282. Momofuku at the Shangri-La, Toronto

Momofuku Toronto
Momofuku is one of the restaurants at the newly-opened Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. They have locations in New York as well, and was talked about a lot here so I was curious to try. They opened less than a week ago & every night there has been a big lineup for a table (they don't take reservations). This weekend I went there on both Saturday & Sunday for dinner - yes, I loved it that much!

Momofuku Toronto
Nikai Momofuku
On Saturday night we had drinks at the 2nd level bar as we waited for our table. After waiting an hour & a half, our table was ready.

Momofuku Toronto
Momofuku Toronto menu
Momofuku chicken & egg rice bowl
As you can see, the menu is pretty small. I ordered this Chicken & Egg rice bowl. Five thick and tender pieces of smoked chicken..it's amazingly delicious!! The rice was mixed with cucumbers, scallions and egg - loved it a lot.
My friend ordered the Kimchi Stew. He said it was really good as well.

Shangri La Toronto lobby
Shangri La Toronto lobby
Shangri La Toronto drinks
Last night/Sunday I went once again with a different friend. They took down my name and said it'd be a short 20-min wait for the table. So we went over to lounge at the hotel lobby first. I love the seating by the fireplace..and the drinks menus come in that little case of books. Sorry for the bad quality photos - didn't have my camera with me!

Momofuku Ramen
This is what my friend ordered - the "Momofuku Ramen". He said it was a bit too bland and unfortunately unimpressed with it. I ordered the same Chicken & Egg rice bowl once again (it's really that good!). This time we sat at one of the long tables. The great thing about those is that you can easily strike up a conversation with your neighbours, so even if you come here alone, you won't feel so lonely.

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
& this is the Shangri-La Hotel. I've been looking forward to their opening for years now (after receiving this). So far I've only seen the lobby & it's SO beautiful. I love the atmosphere and ambience there. Officially my favourite hotel in Toronto. I love all Shangri-la Hotels!!

PS: if anyone's interested, I created yet another Tumblr blog here where I will be making a short photo-post every day. I want to post one picture to sum up each day. Hopefully I won't get lazy with it.


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  1. looks beautiful
    now following you

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  2. amazing photos... take me with please??! xO!
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  3. An amazing looking place. I love the low lights and the fire place. To wait for an hour and a half to get a table... fine if you're not starving. If you went there two days in a row, it must be worth it!

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  4. This place looks awesome!!! Started following you back and liked your FB page too! Could you maybe fan back mine? :) here it is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ME-Fashion/161055157298001

    xx

    eve

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    1. thank you! just did, under my personal account :)

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  5. i like the interiors here! and the food looks yummy!

    [oomph.]

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  6. I love RAMEN! my fave one is the seafood one, so so good!

    that place seems pretty cool, but the menu is very short, am I wrong?

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    1. yea their menus are pretty small!

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  7. yup..passby this restaurant in NYC so many times and tried once...love it too:)..except it's NOT in such a luxury hotel..ahahah!

    and BTW good idea to post one photo a day, I have been thinking about that too...but I think I have too many photos:P....

    big kiss for you:)

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    just follow you on twitter:P

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    1. lol if I visit NYC I'll definitely try it there too
      yea it's a bit hard to just choose ONE photo to post..

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  8. I can't wait to try it out when i go to NYC at the end of the year. xx

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  9. this restaurant has nice ambiance,food looks good too !
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  10. The smoked turkey sound dish sounds yummy, love the book cocktail menus too!

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  11. That has to be the smallest menu I've ever seen! The chicken and rice bowl looks so delish and great to see they don't skimp on the chicken!

    SDMxx
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    1. hahah I know right? yea the chicken is totally worth it!

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  12. The place looks amazing Tiffany and truly it has to be so good to go two times in a row,
    It's a pity that we don't have Sangri-la here in Valencia.
    Kisses
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    1. ooh that's too bad. It's one of my favourite hotel chains!

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  13. you mad me hungry, lol :)) But isn't it a bit too much 1 hour and a half to wait for a table? I mean I would get either bored or drunk, lol .
    And also, great idea with that one photo a day blog. I know I couldn't have posted every day cuz some days either I'm just too tired or too busy.
    Kisses for you! <3
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    1. that's the longest I've ever waited before. But it's just so busy this week since they just opened/don't take reservations. lol I hope I won't get lazy with mine..

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  14. Oh wow, the place looks amazing and to top that off so does the food!

    Glad you had a lovely meal ><

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  15. thank youu!! i follow you ;)
    xoxoxo

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  16. The chicken looks very tasty,

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  17. looks like a very cool place! great photos. have a good day, dear!
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  18. That restaurant is so pretty, love the decor! Also, an hour and a half wait really isn't that bad, I've waited that long for a table at Red Lobster on a weekend.

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  19. that look delish! do you think you'll be a new regular there now?

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    1. yes, most likely - I'm already off to a good start hahah

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  20. Momofuku looks so good! I also really enjoy food at the Shangri-La hotels, either for tea or lunch. I'm really impressed with their food but sometimes I think I'm probably biased since their food has a bit of asian influence to it thus why I like it so much haha but then again a lot of asian-fusion restaurants probably don't do it "right"

    Don't you just "argh" at those moments when you don't have your camera but wish you carried it along? Sometimes I wish I waited to get the iphone 4s so I could have a better handy camera with me, my nex5 is too heavy, but now I want the new canon rebel t4i <-- I think that's the name hahahaha

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    1. I think I must be biased too hahah. I really like Shangri-La Hotels..maybe partly because it's from HK

      yea, I know..I wish good quality cameras weren't so big and heavy to carry around!

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