A Taste of the World – Part 3
Global Cuisine in the Merrimack Valley
Moving on to Manchester, N.H., we find Cafe Momo, which has been offering up Nepalese cuisine for almost 20 years. It was the first Nepalese restaurant in New Hampshire and has been serving dishes like its vegetarian mushroom curry all that time, along with my personal favorite — momos — the namesake dumplings that are literal baskets of goodness.
Momos are a type of East and South Asian dumpling with origins in northern China. The dish is believed to have been spread on caravan routes, and can be found in Mongolia, Turkey, Persia, Uzbek and other Central and East Asian cuisines. There are many variations of them and variations in the way they are cooked, but if you love dumplings in all shapes and sizes like I do, you will become as obsessed with them as I am from the very first bite.
Check back for the next part of Timna’s series on global cuisine offerings in the MV!