UPDATE: Chef David Cahng has confirmed that he will definitely be opening Momofuku in his hometown, Washington DC. "I haven't been this excited in a long, long time," he told the Washingtonian.
The restaurant will be his largest yet at 4,500 square feet, and will be opening in the Washingtonian. Here's what we know so far: this location most likely won't be serving burgers, and will be a bit mor experimental than his other Momofuku locations. Expect a non-pretentious, unique menu that yes, will definitely include pork buns, and may even have chicken fingers.
David Chang keeps hinting that he will be opening up a restaurant in his hometown, Washington DC, but much to the dismay of many Georgetown-ians, it hasn’t happened yet. It’s been 10 years, since Chang opened his now-infamous Momofuku Noodle Bar in Manhattan, instead of in DC. Rumors have been circulating for awhile, that Chang will soon make the plunge to open up a location in the nation’s capital, and recently Chang addressed these rumors with the Washington Post that he would be opening up in CityCenter DC.
"Right now, it's just wishful thinking," said Chang. "It's on the radar, but nothing's done. If it happens. I’d like it to, that’s all I can say.”
So that pretty much means that there’s no definitive plans to open the restaurant yet, but we can still hope.
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