Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto to debut Momosan Seattle's lunch service

Jan 15 2020, 9:10 pm

Momosan Seattle is undoubtedly one of the best ramen shops in the city. Since its opening in September, the restaurant has stuck to serving a dinner menu — until now. Chef Morimoto will be in attendance next Monday as Momosan Seattle debuts their brand new lunch menu.

Chef Morimoto, best known as the Iron Chef, is the proud owner of sixteen restaurants all over the world. Due to his skill and notoriety, Momosan Seattle shot to the top, quickly stealing the hearts and tastebuds of Seattlites.

Starting January 20, the award-winning ramen spot will be opening for lunch, serving up mix-and-match lunch sets along with other menu favorites.

A sneak photo from Chef Morimoto showed off a bowl of ramen accompanied by kimchi and what looks to be a poke or sashimi bowl.

We’re hoping that more side options are available, including the restaurant’s drool-worthy soft-shell crab bao.


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The restaurant currently serves up four types of ramen, which we believe will remain as staples of the lunch-hour menu. The four ramen types include the following:

Momosan Tonkotsu

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Tonkotsu at Momosan is made with a combination of 70% pork bones and 30% chicken bones, which are boiled for twelve to fourteen hours. The noodles used are classified as “temomi” noodles, which have both thick and thin segments to help grab onto the soup. Toppings include braised pork belly chashu, aji-tama soy egg, takana, kirurage mushrooms, toasted nori, and homemade garlic oil.

Tokyo Chicken Ramen

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According to Chef Morimoto, when Tokyo locals think of ramen, they think of a light, soy-based ramen. Momosan combines chicken soup with a soy “tare” seasoning, resulting in an easy-to-drink soup. Toppings include steamed chicken, aji-tama soy egg, menma bamboo shoots, seared garlic chives, kikurage mushrooms, and toasted nori.


Momosan Seattle

Momosan Tantan fuses Japanese and Malaysian flavors. The dish originated in China and features a tonkatsu soup and sesame base mixed with coconut milk, chili paste, and red curry paste. The overall flavor is much like a spicy coconut curry with rich pork flavors. Toppings include pork chashu, red miso ground pork, aji-tama soy egg, cilantro, scallion, and chili thread.


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Unlike traditional ramen, Tsukemen is served in two bowls. One bowl is filled with hot soup, while the other contains chilled noodles and toppings, ready to be dipped into the broth. When dipped, the thick noodles grab onto the seasoned soup, creating the perfect bite. Toppings include pork chashu, menma bamboo shoots, aji-tama soy egg, takana mustard leaf, garlic oil, toasted nori, and lime.

We can’t wait to catch the energetic chef in action, as he’ll be in Seattle launching the lunch service on January 20.


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Momosan Ramen Seattle

Where: 510 5th Avenue South, Seattle
Lunch Hours: 11:30 am to 3 pm, Monday to Saturday
Dinner Hours: 5 to 10 pm, Monday to Saturday; 12 pm to 10 pm, Sunday
Phone: 206-501-4499
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