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!
110 E. Greenfield Ave., (414) 316-9003
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).
- 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).
- 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)
- 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)
- Salt and pepper shrimp: fried shrimp tossed with Szechuan pepper, finely diced bell pepper and onions. Served with sautéed baby bok choy ($18)
- Japanese garlic eggplant: lightly fried eggplant tossed in flavorful garlic sauce ($15)
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.