By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Oct 23, 2020 at 12:01 PM

My annual article, 52 Restaurants for your Bucket List, was originally created to provide readers with an easy way to explore the wealth of restaurants in the Milwaukee scene over the course of one year (52 weeks). Today, as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it provides a fun and equally compelling guide for folks who’d like to bring variety to their weekly meals while providing vital support to some of our finest local restaurants.

Here's the featured restaurant of the day, plus five dishes to try!

Momo Mee
110 E. Greenfield Ave., (414) 316-9003
momomeerestaurant.com

There’s something special about handcrafted noodles and beautifully made dumplings. And you’ll find both at Momo Mee, a newcomer to the rapidly developing Harbor District. Their pan-Asian menu features a smattering of dishes from countries including Korea, India, Japan and China. Amid familiar items like fried rice, steamed buns and ramen, diners will also find more adventurous dishes like Korean Jjampong, Thai gang ped and xiao long bao (soup dumplings).

  1. Xiao long bao: These soup dumplings don't transport well, so they are limited to dine-in only ($14); if you're ordering take-out, the steamed shao mai or Szechuan wontons transport well ($10). 
  2. Dan dan noodles: This classic Szechuan dish features seasoned ground pork, Szechuan peppercorns, spicy bean paste, sesame paste, scallions, cilantro, cucumber and chili sesame oil ($14)
  3. Jjamppong: This generously portioned Korean noodle soup is spicy and perfect for the cold weather; it's also filled with good stuff like shrimp, Napa cabbage, carrot, shiitake mushrooms, scallions and cilantro ($17)
  4. Salt and pepper shrimp: fried shrimp tossed with Szechuan pepper, finely diced bell pepper and onions.  Served with sautéed baby bok choy ($18)
  5. Japanese garlic eggplant: lightly fried eggplant tossed in flavorful garlic sauce ($15)
Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.