Momofuku Will Open in Washington, D.C.

Yes, says Chang, there will be pork buns.
Yes, says Chang, there will be pork buns. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Momofuku chef and owner David Chang tells Todd Kliman that he’s still working out the concept, but says that he will in fact open a D.C. restaurant in 2015. Earlier reports pegged the next Momofuku to CityCenterDC in Penn Quarter, and while he doesn’t get into too many details, Chang drops some fun and cryptic-sounding hints on the format: “It’s going to be exactly what we do and nothing like what we do at the same time,” he says, adding that the menu will cover things never before or seldom served at his other restaurants, and the 4,500-square-foot space is “extraordinarily amazing.”

Other tidbits include that the food may or may not be experimental, and that while the chef is currently “fucking infatuated” with Salvadoran food, that’s probably not a portent. “Not that I’m saying I’m trying to tap into it,” he says. All will be revealed, in any event, when the restaurant opens in the “spring or summer of 2015.”

Exclusive: David Chang Confirms Momofuku Will Open in DC [Washingtonian]
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Momofuku Will Open in Washington, D.C.