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Grub Street is reporting that when Momofuku Ssäm Bar expands next month, it will be rebuilding the kitchen to make way for a "proper pastry program." From our perspective, Ssäm Bar seems to be doing a pretty serious job already. Take its rhubarb shortcake, which we first wrote about two weeks ago.
Since then, they've replaced rhubarb with a bounty of gorgeous Tristar strawberries, and have given the dessert a double dose of corn. First, in the form of dehydrated corn powder lightly dusted over whipped crème fraîche. And second, incorporated into the cake itself, introducing a cornbread-esque element while retaining the integrity of shortcake.
Some favor the rhubarb shortcake, while others enjoy the rise of the strawberry and corn creation. Either way, if this is what they're capable of in an inadequate kitchen, we're pretty excited to see the outcome of a "proper pastry program." 207 Second Avenue, New York NY 10003 (near 13th Street; map); momofuku.com
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