If you’re hungry for a change of pace, we have just the place for you. You see, a restaurant doesn’t always need crisp linens and fine china to make it a unique place. In fact, we’d prefer something with a little more pizzazz. Miso Hungry is a unique restaurant in Vermont that has delicious food, incredible people and most of all, a great love story.
The story behind Miso Hungry is 49% Japanese customs and recipes and 51% co-owners Momo and Jordan’s experiences from traveling the world. In my book, this recipe is 100% success!
You’ll find this cheerful trailer decorated like a Japanese noodle shop unexpectedly located in In Jay, Vermont.
You can brave the cold and sit by the outdoor counter or cozy up in a close by eating area.
These meals might come from a food truck, but there is no rushing the process as each dish is perfection.
For example, to prepare the eggs it takes a solid 24 hours, and the pork is a five-hour process.
And you better believe it’s worth the wait!
Get ready for the best Raman… or perhaps the best meal… you’ll ever have in Vermont!
While winters are in Jay, you can find Miso Hungry at festivals and farmers markets throughout the warmer months. After all, the owners have a bit of a travel bug.
Momo and Jordan met as whitewater raft guides in Japan. After living in close quarters for two months the language barrier subsided and it was clear that these two were soul mates.
As they say on their
, they “shared a love for good food, better cooking, skiing and snowboarding, travel, dancing, and wanting to work for ourselves.”
Over the next few years they spent time in Japan, Colorado, New York, Australia and trips throughout Southeast Asia. Throughout their travels, they dreamed of ways to combine what they love while working for themselves.
During their winters in Japan, they noticed several successful food trucks in busy ski resorts and wondered why they have not seen this elsewhere.
Now here was an idea they could sink their teeth into – a combination of Momo’s talent with Japanese cuisine combined with their shared passion for skiing and snowboarding.
And what an explosive idea this was!
It was then they came up with the vision to sell delicious Raman, their favorite Japanese dish, in a food truck of their very own. Now came the hard part… raising the money to start the dream.
In the summer of 2014, Momo headed to Japan to study Raman and Jordan helped rebuild a restaurant in upstate NY with a friend. They spent two months apart but they saved their pennies, and they were reunited two months later, and Jordan picked up Momo at the airport… with an engagement ring. (This is Jordan holding sprouts, not the ring :))
Momo and Jordan purchased a cargo trailer for $3,000 and converted it into a food truck with their own hands.
Here they are transforming a cargo trailer to food truck.
Seven weeks later, Miso Hungry opened for business.
Miso Hungry has been thriving in Jay ever since they opened their doors… er, truck. People have been flocking to get this authentic and delicious Raman with rave reviews.
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Momo and Jordan still love their adventures, although they are more local now than worldwide, and they continue to work – and play – hard on the slopes at Jay Peak.
Since the first day they have stayed true to their “business” morals: “Love everyone we meet, good, bad, and indifferent, work as hard as
our body and minds can manage, keep the passion in the cooking, pay our staff enough to make them want to come back, and treat every event and everyday as if it were the most important yet."
From the words of Momo and Jared on
, “We are extremely fortunate to find ourselves where we have landed still noodling, still loving, and still making new friends everyday.”
You can find Miso Hungry at Tram Side Base at Jay Peak Resort. They’ll be serving steamy ramen Tuesday-Sunday 11:45-5:pm (Later on Friday and Saturday. For groups larger than 6, give them a shout out before you arrive at 518-605-4474 or 802-6240-0460.