You don't need two guesses to narrow down what Momo House does best. This casual restaurant located in the city of Sharjah specialises in momos, a unique dumpling popular in Nepal, Tibet and India. Focusing on momos and little else, the restaurant aims to execute the traditional dish as authentically as possible using the freshest ingredients.
First, for a bit of history. Dumplings aren’t really anything new and you can find distinct versions of the snack in almost every country: gyozas in Japan, potstickers in China, ravioli in Italy and pierogi in Poland, for example. This Nepalese version is often filled with meat or vegetables, wrapped in dough and steamed.
So, what can you expect to find on the menu? Discover a selection of steamed and fried momos inspired by the signature versions enjoyed in India, Nepal and Tibet. A traditional darjeeling momo, for example, is filled with darjeeling-style chicken, steamed and served with a special Nepalese tomato sauce, while the fried version of the same name is flavoured with ginger, garlic and onion. Look out for a Tibetan momo stuffed with minced chicken, onion and garlic and served with a chilli dipping sauce, or go veggie with a filling of potato, carrot, cabbage, coriander and onion.
Elsewhere on the menu is a concise selection of noodle and rice dishes to complement your momo feast! Examples include chicken chow mein, chicken thukpa and an assortment of fried rice dishes.
Despite the fact that the restaurant is decorated in an alarming shade of red, from the walls to the seating, Momo House offers a laid-back ambience and a relaxed style of dining, perfect for causal lunches.