Eat & Drink Restaurants Travel Washington DC

Momofuku CCDC

April 4, 2016

If you spend as much time on Instagram drooling over pictures of food as I do, you’ve probably heard of Momofuku Milk Bar. Their birthday cake is basically everything that I’ve ever wanted in my life and I was really intrigued by their cereal milk soft serve ice cream.

So when I was in Washington D.C. visiting one of my oldest friends for the weekend, we both knew that we just had to try the yummy desserts at Momofuku for ourselves. And while I didn’t actually realize that Momofuku had a normal restaurant too before Grace made the reservation, we excitedly shuffled inside the restaurant, away from the rain on that chilly Saturday afternoon, ready for whatever came our way.

The interior of the restaurant is very hip and modern, and even at 2:30 in the afternoon the restaurant was still packed and humming with conversations. If you’re interested in checking out Momofuku CCDC for yourself, I’d definitely recommend making a reservation well in advance because it’s super popular. Grace made our reservation about 2-3 weeks in advance and the earliest lunch time that we could nab was at 2:30pm!

An easy (and quick!) way to make that reservation is to do so through OpenTable, which I’m not going to lie is probably one of my favorite apps that I have on my phone right now. Being able to search for a specific restaurant, make a reservation for your preferred date and time, and even leave reviews after your meal without ever having to pick up the phone and make a call has definitely spoiled me over the past few years. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where unless I really want to eat at a restaurant, if they’re not on OpenTable I usually look for someplace else to eat!


Now that I’ve finished my passionate rant about OpenTable let’s get back to what really matters–steaming bowls of ramen.


The menu at Momofuku CCDC is short and sweet, but I didn’t feel limited by the choices at all. It was actually just the opposite; there were so many amazing options that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to pick just one!

We eventually narrowed our options, happily ordered our food, and then basically talked about how excited we were for our food until it was actually brought to our table. Hashtag foodie problems??

Grace went with the Beef Noodle Soup, which had the most amazing broth and short ribs that almost seemed to melt in your mouth with every bite. Definitely the right pick for a meat lover on a cold rainy day!


I went with a more classic (but infinitely more delicious and better prepared) college favorite, the Momofuku Ramen. Everything about my ramen was killer–the noodles were amazing, the kale made me feel healthy (yay superfoods!), and the broth was literally so good that I was tempted to just slurp it at one point. Plus the chickpea crackers on top made the dish so much fun!


After somehow managing not to spill anything on ourselves, we quickly moved on to dessert and I finally got to try the cereal milk soft serve. I don’t know why I was so surprised about this but the ice cream literally tasted like the leftover milk that’s always in the bowl when you eat cereal! So tasty!!


Have y’all ever been to Momofuku before? I really need an excuse to order their birthday cake as soon as possible!!


Momofuku CCDC
1090 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

*This post was written in collaboration with OpenTable.


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  • Biana Perez

    That looks so tasty and is making me want to eat lunch right now!! I need to find something like that in Boston! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • The ramen at Momofuku was amazing!! Good to the last bite!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Yum! You have me drooling now! The foods looks soooo good!

    Happy Monday, love!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Both of our noodle bowls were so tasty! I can’t wait to go back and try more of their menu!

  • Ugh I seriously want to go here like crazy! So glad it was a great experience!

    • We had such an amazing lunch! The food was so delicious!!

  • Rach

    Omg looks amazing there! Been wanting to take a trip and eat there!

    • I would definitely recommend making a reservation! You won’t regret it!

  • Holy deliciousness! I’m totally craving all the noodles and of course birthday cake now <3
    Green Fashionista

    • I desperately want to try they birthday cake!! All of the pictures that I’ve seen of it look amazing!

  • Danielle Tsuji

    Yum! Looks and sounds great!


    • My ramen bowl was amazing!! The broth was amazing!

  • The milk bar is amazing! We wanted to try some of the others while in NYC, but we just ran out of time. Looks so good!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I’d been wanting to go to Milk Bar in NYC forever too and I’m glad that I finally got to try their food, even if it was in DC!


    I adore momofuku, it’s so delicious

    Happy Monday darling, hope you have an amazing week

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • All of their food is amazing! I can’t want to go back and try more of the menu!

  • I really need to try this place! I probably would skip lunch and just order dessert.

    • I was really tempted to order their cake balls as well, but I was so full from lunch! That’ll be a trip for next time!

  • reneejessome

    Omg my mouth is watering!! Looks so, so good!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • From what I saw (from snooping on other tables, duh haha), the rest of the items on their menu look amazing!

  • So glad you finally got to try this delicious place! Reminding me that I also book a reservation soon.

    • It’s so crazy how far in advance the restaurant gets booked up!!

  • Momofuku is the best! We have one in Toronto too and its one of my go-to restaurants!

    • I loved the ambiance and the food!! Such an amazing restaurant!

  • Oh wow the food looks delicious!!! What an awesome place! =)

    – Cielo

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    • Both of our meals were so delicious!

  • We don’t have one near me. I have been dying to go! It looks amazing!

    Meghan |

    • I’m sad that there isn’t one right by my apartment too! It’s worth the trip into New York City though!

  • What a cool restaurant! The food looks amazing!!


    • I loved the food at Momofuku!! So tasty!

  • What an amazing restaurant! Loving the entrees and that dessert looks heavenly!

    • I loved the ice cream that I ordered! It tasted just like the milk at the bottom of the cereal bowl!

  • This place looks like heaven.
    I want to try it as well.

    Have a great day!

    • The food at Momofuku can definitely be described as heavenly!!

  • Nina

    The food looks yummy. Sounds like a great restaurant.

  • Also a HUGE fan of OpenTable–I try to book their 1K point tables–and after just 5 reservations you have enough for a $25 Amazon gift card! And p.s., this spot looks amazing. I’ve been dying to try their crack pie here in NYC!

    • I love how every reservation you make goes towards earning points! It makes eating out even more rewarding!

  • Eleanor Pritchard

    I’ve never heard of that restaurant but that ice cream looks incredible! x

    • Their ice cream is so amazing! I would definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of cereal!

  • Oh my gosh, noodle bowls are my favorite. That looks amazing!


    • Me too!! They were especially amazing that day because it was cold and rainy!

    • Both of our meals were so delicious!

  • Oh it looks like a delicious menu. I had never heard of the place. Gemma x

    • The menu was simple but delicious!!

  • You know, I’ve heard so much buzz about this place, there’s one in NYC, too, but I’ve never been. All I’ve ever heard was the birthday cake, but never knew what it was or what all the hype was about. Now I understand, boy does all of this look delicious! I will have to try and make a reservation for my me and my husband! I also love open table and how you can accumulate points, definitely a foodie’s dream app! Thanks so much for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have the best week ahead!



    • OpenTable is such a lifesaver when it comes to making reservations! It’s so easy and the point system is great too!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    This looks so amazing!!

    Adi xx

    • Both of our meals were so delicious!

  • Julianna Lynch

    This looks so so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing!

    xx Julianna

    • I can’t wait to try more of the menu the next time that I eat at Momofuku!

  • I’ve never heard of this place but it looks amazing! I’m getting hungry just looking at the menu!


    • I absolutely loved Momfuku! The food there is amazing!

  • Oh wow, a 2-3 weeks waiting time, this place must be very popular! I know exactly what you mean about the leftover milk in the cereal bowl, mmmm sounds delicious!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I couldn’t believe how far in advance we had to make the reservation, but our food was totally worth it! And I loved their ice cream, so delicious!

  • Love this place! The buns are also really good 🙂 xo

    Nikki |

    • People around us ordered their buns and they looked amazing!! I’ll definitely have to order them the next time that I eat at Momofuku!

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