Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Drawing upon its American roots, the constantly changing menu at Momofuku Ssäm Bar features eclectic fusions of Korean and Japanese cookery with Californian and New York influences. Located in New York City’s East Village, the minimalist and trendy wooden décor is countered nicely by the fast-paced and exciting ambience.

Despite meaning “lucky peach” in Japanese, Momofuku does not need luck, with a menu that will make the meat-lover and hungry New Yorker’s mouth water. At the time of writing, dishes included five spice rotisserie duck, gochu-glazed pork ribs, and an impressive international selection of ham.

To keep up with the diverse and inventive daily menus is a strongly versatile wine list in two parts: by-the-glass and by-the-bottle. Organized by grape variety, the list is primarily French, but not without representations from other regions, from Italy to Lebanon, Australia to Germany. To supplement the 200-strong wines is a large choice of Sake, and an interesting beer selection; marrying the contrary and adventurous foods and restaurant vibes.