noodles or sushi?

April 21, 2010 |  Category:   dining out family

As much as I love a good bowl of noodles, given the choice, I’ll almost always choose sushi over noodles, which is what I did when my dad took us out to lunch on my birthday. I can’t help it. Sushi rules.

And after years of hearing about the hype and countless exasperated cries of “what? You haven’t eaten there yet?!”, I finally went to Momofuku with my friends Catherine and Nichole last Friday night. I know that my opinion won’t be that popular, but I didn’t experience the euphoric culinary bliss that so many people speak of. Maybe it’s precisely because there’s been so much hype surrounding it that I was let down. Don’t get me wrong – it was delicious and if we were going out to dinner and you really wanted to go to Momofuku, I won’t turn you down, but you know, after all that, it was…fine.

(btw, sometimes I can’t get over the perfect round-ness of Claudine’s face.)

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  • Mary-Ellen' April 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Happy Birthday! Glad your site is back up. I missed it.
    What restaurant is that. That looks like a East lunch box, but the decor doesn’t.

  • ChantaleP April 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Food looks great! Um, is C’s hair getting lighter too?

  • bronwyn April 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Happy birthday. 🙂

  • rick April 21, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    i wholeheartedly agree with the momofuku sentiment. overhyped, underdelivered.

    absolutely beautiful blog and photos btw, found you via design*sponge.

  • Chai Ling April 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    haha.. that’s what my husband commented too. C has round eyes and nose : ) Her face is like a little round ball.

  • monica of hola!design April 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    true, sushi rules!

  • raquel Rivera Shank April 21, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    that snap of claudine is amazing.

  • quyen huynh April 22, 2010 at 1:13 am

    both girls are beautiful! so glad that your site is back up!

  • Lani April 22, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Boy, Claudine’s mouth is just exactly like you and your mom’s! I really like the picture of Mia and your dad…such a good moment between them.

  • olivia rae April 22, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I can’t get over the perfection of both your girls – they are so incredibly beautiful!! and I also love the sushi shot. xox

  • kelley April 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    oh and the feed link doesn’t seem to be working and when i subscribed via google reader (how i had before) the feeds were really wonky and didn’t contain anything.

  • Linda April 23, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Your pics make both noodles and sushi look so yummy, but I agree – sushi wins!

  • Anna April 23, 2010 at 6:10 am

    What cute kids you have!

  • marissa April 26, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    where are you eating? the food looks delicious.

  • elaineganmaclaine June 19, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Hello, stumbled upon your blog and loving your foodie writes and posts about your gorgeous daughters! 🙂