What is it about the humble momo that has foodies raving about it? Served with a big helping of extremely spicy red chutney, a plate of momos always makes for a great snack.
In fact, we’ve found ourselves craving these pockets of goodness ever so often, as we’re sure you have. In public interest then, here is a list of places in Gurgaon that serve wonderful momos.
Curried, fried, or grilled on a tandoor – whatever your momo preference, we have the place for you. And no, no ban is gonna get us down #ThugLife.
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They do 10 kinds of momos, including the popular tandoori and fried versions. However, we’ve heard amazing things about their Afghani-style momo, available in both chicken and vegetarian options.
Contact: 9818127128 Cost For 2: Rs 130
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Sector 56 Market
As the sun sets, street food vendors set up their stalls at this market and start feeding hungry G-Towners huge helpings of chaat, jalebis and, of course, momos.
We tried the crispy fried momo at Puskar Raj and also got ourselves a plate of tandoori momo from the Aman Raj momo stall, because there’s no such thing as ‘two’ much momo.
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Wangchuk’s Ladakhi Kitchen
Ladakhi Kitchen is one of Gurgaon’s most famous BYOB spots – this beautiful, outdoor restaurant is packed post 7pm. While our beer is usually bought from the theka downstairs, it would just be wrong to skip Ladakhi’s momos.
Our favourite? The Sumai momo, in pork, chicken or mutton, that is so spicy, your eyes will water – in a good way, of course.
Contact: 9212671900 Cost For 2: Rs 850
Courtesy: Poorna Rajpal
Sector 31 Market
There’re lots of tandoori momos in the world, but we mean it when we say the stall outside Om Sweets in Sector 31 market has the best we’ve ever tried. You’ll spot the stall by way of the large crowd gathered around, eagerly waiting for a plate of perfectly char-grilled momos. You’re welcome.
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We know you’ve tried tandoori momos, but that’s kinda basic now – especially if you’ve had Tandoori KnockOuts’ momo. Afgani, Kali Mirch, Peri Peri and even Sriracha, the tandoori momo at this joint in Supermart I are nothing like you’ve tried before.
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Contact: 9811009738 Cost For 2: Rs 500
Courtesy: Drifter’s Cafe
Serving Asian food on wheels, Drifter’s Café can usually be found at the Leisure Valley parking lot. While their Chicken Dim Sum (surely we know that this is just a fancy way to say ‘momo’) is great, the veggie counterpart with corn and water chestnut is a winner.
Contact: 44044403 Cost For 2: Rs 400
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We don’t know how we feel about this, but try it out and tell us your thoughts. Zasty SF has just opened up at Baani Square and the BBQ Momo – in particular, the Butter Chicken variant – caught our fancy.
Contact: 9386668666 Cost For 2: Rs 500
Courtesy: The Chinese Kitchen
Chinese Kitchen, Sector 15
For honest-to-goodness steamed momos, without any frills and fancy dipping sauces, head to The Chinese Kitchen. They also have pan-fried momo, if you’re looking to really cheat on your diet.
Contact: 9560356675 Cost For 2: Rs 700
Courtesy: Cafe Lungta
True mountain-style momos (basically ginormous and packed with flavor), the Darjeelingey Momo at Café Lungta won us over. These are served with Dalle Khursani dip, which makes for a nice change to the usual spicy red chutney.
Contact: 9810999086 Cost For 2: Rs 800
Courtesy: Orange Chopsticks
We know there’s a certain charm to standing on the road with a plate of momos in one hand and a tiny bowl of chutney in the other, precariously eating a momo at a time, but it’s really hot outside, guys.
Be fancy and order in from Orange Chopsticks – you could get a dozen dim sum (with the more exotic prawn and lamb fillings) sitting at home, with the AC on, while you Netflix-and-veg-out.
Contact: 8527800298 Cost For 2: Rs 1,300
Courtesy: Radhika Agarwal/LBB
We absolutely love Chicken Momo Chili Dry, and Chinese Corner, in Vyapar Kendra, serves up some of the nicest we’ve had in Gurgaon. If you like to kick it old-school, they also have steamed and fried momos.