Momos, Tibetan/Nepali dumplings, are one of my absolute favourite foods! How lucky am I to live in a city that is dedicated 100% to vegetarian momos then? And why have I only been there twice so far? Well, actually, this one I can answer. I went there a few years ago, when it was still in another location, and was really underwhelmed. I stumbled upon it again a few weeks ago and was really pleasantly surprised. I don’t know if they changed their recipe or we just had bad luck back then. Either way I’m really happy I accidentally gave them a second chance.
Momos is located on a busy street in Mitte. They serve four kinds of vegan momos, either steamed or fried, and three vegan dips. You can get 8 momos & 1 sauce (5,90 €), 14 & 1 dip (8,50 €) or 18 & two dips (10,90 €). The medium option was fine for lunch but I did have some room for a brownie (3,20 €) and a hot apple juice with thyme (3,50 €), which were both surprisingly good.
The momos were good, the pumpkin-chickpea filling was fine but the broccoli-shiitake-tofu one was even better. I went with a simple soy sauce so it wouldn’t overpower the taste of the momos. One downfall of this place is that the momos aren’t served in a steamer, so when you get the steamed momos they start to become less soft the moment you get them. I might try the fried version next time to avoid dry momos. There’s also sweet momos on the menu which I definitely want to try, too. As well as the momo soup. If you don’t like dumplings, there are some sides – edamame, raddish roots, green beans, crunchy sprouts – but a) this probably isn’t your place and b) how can anyone not like dumplings?! I’ll definitely be back.
Chausseestr. 2 | 10115 Berlin
Phone: +49(0)160 2688177 (No reservations possible)
Mon – Sat 12 – 22h
It’s a shame that they don’t come in a steamer, I definitely think that giving the fried ones a try seems like a good plan. I’ll have to add this to my list for when I’m next in the city.
Yeah, it’s a shame because I generally like steamed dumplings the best, but they are still tasty anyway.
And you definitely should! I’d love to hear what you think about it.
I had fried dumplings when I was there and they were so good! Maybe they don’t serve the others in a steamer to try to encourage people towards the more delicious fried option?!
That’s good to hear! I’ll definitely try the fried ones next then!