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Momofuku Pork Buns Have Arrived At Shangri-La Toronto

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September 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM | by | ()

If you've kept up at all with the opening of the new Shangri-La Toronto, then you already know that one of the hotel's biggest attractions is a three-story dining concept containing four separate restaurants by Momofuku founder David Chang. This is awesome news for two reasons: first, those mind-blowingly delicious pork buns. Seriously, wow.

Second, despite the wild success of Momofuku's eight New York locations, the brand has so far only expanded into Sydney, Australia. No LA, no London, no Chicago, no Miami—at least not for now. Whether the Momofuku empire will eventually spread into those other major cities remains to be seen.

But for now, it's all about Toronto.

The Momofuku complex is housed in a glass box structure adjacent to the new Shangri-La, which, as we've previously discussed, has plenty to get us excited about (silk-covered walls, a sculpted Japanese garden, and two "tea libraries").

But back to the Chang gang: in addition to Momofuku Noodle Bar, the space will also contain three other Chang restaurants: Nikai, Daishō, and Shōtō. As with Momofuku's New York location, the Noodle Bar will not take reservations, but then again, this is Momofuku, so they can do whatever they want. Chang has attracted fans around the world, and he's fairly confident he can add something substantial to the Toronto culinary scene. As he said in a recent interview with The Star:

"I don't know Toronto that well, but I can say this: if you had to name ten cities that are culinary centers of the world, would you put Toronto on that list?"

[Photo: Momofukufor2]

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