Foodporn Friday: “What A Momo!”… Nom Nepali Fare
Welcome to Foodporn Friday – Nepali style! After a great section of Indian cuisine, we feast our eyes on the delights from the “Roof Of The World”
Today’s delicious treats start with the tasty staple of Nepal known widely as Dhal Bhat. Dhal Bhat basically means Lentils & Rice but it is much more than that. The Dhal is quite delicious and Dhal Bhat can consist of many other additions such as Spinach and Potatoes cook in spices served on a metal Thali dish. Tarkari is also another term used which means vegetarian curry and can also refer to Dhal Bhat.
Yummy Nepalese dumplings called Momos! These are of Tibetan origin and made from a simple water flour dough mixture and have become a delicacy in Asia. These Momos were made by the fair hands of my Nepalese homestay mother – Humaya! They are Buffalo Momo and my oh my are they delicious with a Tomato Achar sauce!
Another tasty treat that I was lucky to try just outside of Bhaktapur was Yak Yoghurt. Yes Yaks are those big hairy creatures you see roaming around on the TV in the Himalayas and are like a cross between a Cow, Bison and Ox. They are hardy beasts are able to survive the harsh cold of the mountains. They also produce tasty dairy products and I have to say Yak cheese is one of the heavenly cheseses I have eaten. Really good on a Korean BBQ! Try it if you are in Nepal!
Now these have to be the best Momos ever! Momos come in different forms from different fillings to the way they are cooked. Traditionally there are steamed, fried and kothey (steamed and then pan fried). These little tasty tidbits are what is known as C-Momo (I think the C stands for Chili but htey are referred to as C-Momo). C-Momo are Kothey cooked and then fried with bell peppers (Capsicums). Onion and of course chili in a tomato sauce. They are soo delicious! It is definitely a part in ones mouth when you have a bite of one of these badboys!
To finish off this weeks Foodporn Friday, I give you a clever take on the Momo. Available at the K-Too Beer & Steakhouse in Kathmandu, these are Momos with an apple filling that have been deep fried and come with a sauce! Not a bad idea!
Have you ever tried Momos or Yak Yoghurt? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment….
Welcome to another Foodporn Friday! Today is the second and final part of our Nepali food experience!