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Iron Chef Morimoto’s First Ramen Restaurant Opens in New York


Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s highly anticipated first ramen restaurant opened with traditional and modernized ramen styles

The noodle competition is fierce in New York, but an Iron Chef will surely have a foothold within the ramen rivalry.

Last fall we announced that after multiple successful Pan-Asian and Japanese restaurants, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto would be opening his first-ever ramen-centric restaurant. Last week, chef Morimoto finally opened Momosan Ramen & Sake in New York City’s Murray Hill neighborhood.

The restaurant will feature the chef’s “elevated spin” on traditional ramen styles like tonkotsu (made with soy tare, pork chashu, aji-tama, takana, kikurage, garlic oil, and toasted nori) and pork chashu (pork belly), as well as other ingredients like taberu rayu (crispy garlic chile oil), aji-tama (overnight, soy-marinated egg). Each ramen dish is made in partnership with Sun Noodles.

In addition to an extensive ramen selection, Momosan will also offer a variety of appetizers including Tetsunabe Gyoza with pork and chives served on an iron skillet with scallion ginger sauce; Chashu Salad with pork chashu, romaine, cucumber, and spicy garlic sauce; and Peking Duck Taco with cucumber, hoisin, apricot sweet chile sauce, and wrapped in crispy gyoza skin.

Of course, as the restaurant’s name implies, there will also be a wide variety of sakes as well, including 21 regional selections that complement each dish on the menu. Additionally, the menu will feature several sake-based cocktails.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


What You Don't Know About Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto may be known for his prowess in televised culinary battles — he's something of a Kitchen Stadium legend — but there's so much more to this chef than his entertainment career.

Behind the flash of the Food Network show there's a brilliant chef. He's won awards, worked under some of the best cooks in the business, and even opened many restaurants of his own in different countries scattered across the globe. But it didn't come easily.

He started out as an aspiring athlete from a poor, unhappy family, turning to cooking only after a severe injury dashed his hopes. But once he set his heart on becoming a chef, it seemed like nothing could stand in his way.

Today, Morimoto is one of the most revered Japanese chefs in the world. He's still battling it out on Iron Chef America and still opening new restaurants even decades after coming to America to follow his dreams. Read on to find out more about chef Masaharu Morimoto and how he became the man he is today.


Watch the video: Iron Chef Morimoto opens a new restaurant in Wynwood (January 2022).