Some may associate Nepal with the birthplace of Buddha, home to the tallest mountain on earth – Everest, or some may not be aware of this tiny country’s existence at all. In any case, we’re here to simply shed some light on what could be the UK’s hidden gem of a unique cuisine, the Nepali cuisine!
Nepal is a tiny country sandwiched between the two domineering land masses and national powers that are India and China, yet still manages to retain a culture that is distinctly its own.
The staple dish of Nepal is what’s called MOMO translated to ‘stuffed dumplings.’ MOMO originated far back with a purpose to be a warm, tasty and filling snack for local and foreign trekkers in the foothills of the snowy Himalayas. Trekkers needed food that was quick to make and gave them the necessary energy for their expeditions. Now this delicacy is enjoyed by everyone in Nepal and make up 70% of the Nepalese diet!
So what is MOMO? MOMO is a flour pastry filled with spiced ground meat or vegetables pinched into bitesize parcels, steamed and served with a tangy tomato chutney. In Nepal, MOMO is traditionally made with buffalo meat but over the years the filling has changed to suit and can now be made with virtually any.
Rajdoot now brings MOMO to you!
As part of our Nepalese campaign, MOMO will be the first new Nepalese dish on our menu. And if we may add, we will be the only restaurant in Manchester City Centre that you can find these home-made warm parcels of delight!
The picture shows Jamuna, who has a passion for Nepalese and Indian cuisine preparing MOMO with a spiced minced lamb filling then using a steaming process to cook and deliver this lovely mouth-watering snack.
Jamuna: “Making MOMO brings back fond memories of childhood back in Nepal. We had an open kitchen and MOMO making was a family affair enjoyed with friends and family. I am so excited to share this type of food with my customers in Manchester!”
Have as an appetiser or ask for a main meal portion, we're absolutely sure you won't be able to get enough of these!
We hope to have the new Nepalese dish on our menus with lamb and vegetarian fillings just after Christmas but stay tuned to our website for updates of an earlier arrival!