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Ssäm Bar Late Night: Pork, Mochi, Bubbly & Dr. Pepper

Fresh off the phone with one David Chang, we now have the full story on what's happening at Ssäm Bar after the main kitchen shuts down at 10 PM. Turns out that Chang has assembled a first rate group of chefs to oversee his late night kitchen, which will have raw bar, small plates (including, steady folks, the pork buns), pork as far as the eye can see and, in a genius move, a mochi tray for dessert. (Full menu after the jump.)

The menu is a collaboration between Quino Baca (Momofuku), Tien Ho (former Cafe Boulud sous-chef), and Josh McFadden (former Lupa sous-chef). Cory Lane (former Nobu 57 beverage director) is managing the place and taking care of the booze, which is -- trend alert -- quite heavy on anything that sparkles. As DC tells it, "Having all of these talented guys who all happen to be friends was the main reason why we opened late night, plus we needed something to do as people figure out what the hell Ssäm is about."

As of now late night at Ssäm runs from 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM and is open to the public.

The full late night menu and beverage list is just ahead.

Raw Bar
Cured Hamachi – edamame, horseradish -- $16
Malpeque Oysters (WA) – w/ kimchi puree -- per piece $3 or 1/2 dozen $15
Eld Inlet Oysters (WA) – w/ watermelon jello -- per piece $3 or 1/2 dozen $15

Small Dishes
Seasonal Pickles -- $8
Steamed Buns – pork belly, hoisin, cucumber -- $9
Three Terrine Sandwich – ham, head cheese, chicken liver pate -- $7
Spicy Honeycomb Tripe -- $11
Fried Berkshire Pork Sausage -- $8
Lemongrass Pork Spring Rolls -- $9
Veal Head Terrine -- $13

Yellow & Green Wax Bean Salad – pickled beets, candied peanuts, purslane -- $10
Eckerton Hill Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad – shiso, soft tofu -- $13

Col. Bill Newsom’s Country Ham (Princeton, Kentucky) -- $9
Edward’s Wigwam Smoked Ham (Surry, Virginia) -- $9
Finchville Farms Country Ham (Finchville, Kentucky) -- $9
Benton’s Smoky Mountian Country Ham (Madisonville, Tennesee) -- $9

Bo Ssäm – berkshire shoulder, dozen oysters, kimchi, cabbage, rice, bibb letttuce -- $165

Berthaut Epoisses (Epoisses, France) – soft cow’s milk -- whole $35
Burn’s Ardrahan (Kanturk, Ireland) – semi soft cow’s milk -- eighth $9
St. Marcellin (Isère, France) – soft cow’s milk -- whole $14

Mochi Ice Cream Sampler -- $10

– Let us know if you have any food allergies.
– No substitutions or special requests
– We do not serve vegetarian friendly items

momofuku = “lucky peach



Fiji Water -- $5
Santa Lucia Sparkling Water -- $5
Dr. Pepper -- $1.5
Diet Dr. Pepper -- $1.5

OB Beer -- $5
Anchor Steam -- $6
Hitachino White Ale -- $9
Hitachino Red Ale -- $9

Akitabare Shunsetsu glass / 7 720ml / 38
Dewazakura Oka Ginjo 300ml / 24
Hoyo Kura no Hana Daiginjo glass / 13 500ml / 50

Sparkling Wine
Castell Roig Rose Cava Brut N.V. (Spain) -- glass / $8 btl / $32
Syn Cuvee Blanc N.V. (South Australia) -- glass / $11 btl / $38

Domaine des Aubuisieres Vouvray Brut N.V. (Loire) -- $40
Albert Mann Cremant D’ Alsace Brut N.V. (Alsace) -- $45
Paul Laurent Brut N.V. (Champagne) -- $58
Leconfield Sparkling Shiraz N.V. (South Australia) -- $60
Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs Brut N.V. (Champagne) -- $85
Henri Billiot Brut 1998 (Champagne) -- $100

Dessert Wine
Elvio Tintero Moscato D’Asti 2005 (Veneto) -- glass / $9 btl / $30

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