If you’re familiar with the Momofuku brand and company, they have several restaurants beyond the noodle bar. Momofuku Daishō is located on the third floor of Momofuku Toronto. Daishō’s more like a steakhouse without the steakhouse setting and meat-heavy menu. They are known for their large format, family-style meal.
The large format meals are by reservation only and good for 4-10 people, depending on which dinner you choose. As a group of eight, we did the Bo Ssäm (ssäm is wrapped in Korean) dinner that is good for 6-10 people for $240 (not including additional food, drinks, taxes and tip).
The Bo Ssäm dinner entails one whole slow cooked pork butt that is cured overnight and slow roasted for 6-8 hours with a brown sugar and kosher salt rub, one dozen oysters, white rice, bibb lettuce, Ssäm Sauce (Korean BBQ sauce), kimchi and ginger scallion sauce (see video for a glimpse of the dinner).
You can eat the pork however you want, but the concept of Bo Ssäm is to use the bib lettuce, put a bit of pork in the lettuce, kimchi and with a dollop of sauce.
At first, we thought the pork itself was not going to be a large chunk of meat, but when it arrived on the table, it was a pretty amazing sight. There are some fatty sections, but majority of it is meat that just falls off the bone. The Ssäm Sauce is a little spicy for some heat, while the ginger scallion sauce is similar to the sauce you get with Hainan chicken.
Overall, the large format dinner is a very filling meal. We finished about 85% of the pork and while the staff was packing up the rest for us to take home, they told us it is pretty rare for a group to finish majority of the dinner and considering we did order a few sides, we did pretty good. The dinner can likely feed more than 10 people if you don’t order sides or if you all ate something a few hours prior to the dinner.
190 University Ave., 3rd floor