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Chicken Momo

Momos or momo is a minced chicken marinated in Nepali spices stuffed in flour wrap and steamed. Served with a special spicy sauce.

Chicken Momo

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Chicken Momo or momos Detail:
The Momo embodies many cultures into a single entity. The Momo and its origins trace back to small villages spread throughout Tibet and the rugged terrain of The Himalayas. This succulent dish has reached a level of notoriety on the streets, often matching the success of other street foods of other cultures. Momos itself can be viewed as the pinnacle of versatility, such that it has many variations of itself. The Momo can come in a variety of style ranging from a spicy, robust C-momo, Pan fried- Kothey Momo, or Deep fried and Open faced Momos.

The Wrappers for Chicken Momo:
The body of the Momo, most typically is made with wheat flour, though variations can be found. Once the base dough has been made it's mixed with water and then flattened into circular or square shaped wrappers. With the rise of Momos and Dumplings alike, wrappers can be found conveniently at supermarkets.

The filling for Chicken Momo:
With its versatility The Momo can be filled with a myriad of succulent offerings, though most popularly filled with Ground chicken, Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Cilantro and a slew of Nepalese Spices.

The filling itself is enclosed in the wrapper, Often times in a round or crescent shape. Once Wrapped it is then steamed and plated, paired with sauces that complement the Momo.

The best way to eat Chicken Momo is to dip it in the sauce without puncturing any hole in it.
Nepali Chicken Momo

Caution: The juice inside Chicken Momo is hotter than the wrapper outside and can burn.

Spice level:

The Momos themselves are often times prepared Mild, Meaning little to no spice. The trick comes with what sauce is paired with the Momos. Lending itself to be subjected to a slew of opportunities.

Customers generally preferred Chicken Momo MEDIUM heat. Kids love it mild.

Kids friendly:


Group friendly: Yes

Chicken Momo or momos are one of the most the popular dishes in Nepal. It can be found in high scale restaurants, local family dining as well as at every corner of the city.

How to order:

Chicken Momo can be ordered as a starter to munch on with a beer or a cocktail. It is the perfect for kids that prefer mild food.

Complementary drinks:

Beer(w/spicy) : Haward 5000, Taj Mahal, King Fisher

How to eat:

PS: (Complementary drinks above are not FREE. It is only to highligt the drinks that go best with this food.)

Traditionally Chicken momo or momos are eaten without interrupting the overall shape. It should be eaten hot and as a whole with sauce as a cooler for the Momo. More often than not, Momo sauces are served cold as to not overwhelm the eater with heat.


Momo or momos are a traditional delicacy in Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal. It is one the most popular fast food in those regions. It is also common in places with noticeable Nepalese diaspora, such as Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, and West Bengal (particularly in Darjeeling ). Over the last decade momo or momos have become a very popular street food in many Nepali cities.

How to make Chicken Momo or momos?
Momo or momos Recipe:
The most intersting part of making momo or momos is that everyone can get involved during wrapping. Further detail of making momo or momos:

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Julieth  11/30/2015 02:45:31 PM
Ha! My husband lived in Eastern Europe for aslomt five years in his early twenties and he ALWAYS carried toilet paper in his backpack. There are some places in this world that you can\'t count on hand-soap and toilet paper! Lol! Despite these obstacles, sounds like you had an amazing experience! :)
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Ashlee  11/30/2015 02:45:15 PM
My latest oessbsion is to plan a backpacking trip around Nepal and incorporate hiking to base camp into it somehow. I can\'t wait to hear more!xxxJennaps How did you and your fiance plan these trips, was it one long around the world journey or were these trips broken up? How did you get off work for so long. How did you afford it, etc. Sorry for all the questions, but I\'d really love to do a sort of extended around-the-world honeymoon one day :)
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Morochita  11/30/2015 02:45:44 PM
hahah oh my gosh i pee so much too and i\'m exactly the same way! the senocd i get in the car for a trip i have to pee every 15 minutes!you are so hard cord i woul dhave been a raging biatch sitting for 10 hours!
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