This humble Tibetan snack has travelled from its northern heights right down to many places in the sub-continent. In India, it is popular street food in Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Dehradun and many cities in the north. Now, you can find this street food in many sophisticated restaurants. It is also much liked and made in Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. Even Chinese, Korean and other Asian cuisines have their own versions of this stuffed dumpling known by different names in different countries.
The steamed version is healthier and also more popular. You can have any number of fillings in the dumplings but its predominantly stuffed with non-vegetarian mince along with vegetables and spices. The Indian momo version has Indian flavours and since many in India are vegetarians we have lots of vegetarian momo versions available.
In Ahmedabad, momos made a relatively late entry but now they are extremely popular in the city and many restaurants serve different kinds of momos. We have selected different standalone restaurants serving this delicious snack.
List of standalone restaurants serving momos in Ahmedabad
Mainland China, Satellite, West Ahmedabad
Located on the fourth floor of Gulmohar Park on Satellite Road, this is a Chinese restaurant serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. This place is open for lunch and dinner. Here you can get beautiful Dimsums so delicately made that you can see the filling through the outside covering. Here you can get Thai style Dumplings, Corn and Water Chestnut Dumplings and for non-vegetarians, there are lots of different choices. Try the Chicken Wontons or the Prawns Har gow which is wrapped in translucent wrappers.
Price for 2: Rs 1200
Nanjing, C G Road, West Ahmedabad
Located on the top floor of the CG Square Mall on C G Road, this place is open for lunch and dinner and it serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Here you can get beautifully crafted Dimsums, the Chinese version of Momos. You can get a variety of fillings, from Paneer, Chicken, Mutton, Prawns and also Pork. You get both fried and steamed versions of Dimsums. Try their Dimsum platters.
Price for 2: Rs 900
Located on Drive-in Road, this restaurant began as a food cart on the roadside which later multiplied to many food carts and finally blossomed into several restaurants. As the name suggests you can get a variety of momos here, vegetarian, non-vegetarian, steamed or fried. They have lots of variety and at reasonable prices. They even serve Chocolate Momos as a dessert. It is open from 11:00 am to 03:00 am so, enjoy momos almost any time of the day or night here.
Price for 2: Rs 550
Crazy Noodles Prahlad Nagar, West Ahmedabad
Located on Prahlad Nagar Road, this is a vegetarian joint. It is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. This place does not have lots of Momos options but it is extremely popular with the local crowd here. You can also get Dimsum Soup here.
Price for 2: Rs 800
Marky Momos, Prahlad Nagar, West Ahmedabad
The place is located on Prahlad Nagar Road. It is open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm and it serves a huge variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian momos. You can get vegetable Momos, Paneer Momos, Chicken and Mutton Momos and also Chocolate Momos for those who have a sweet tough. You can also get both steamed and fried Momos here.
Price for 2: Rs 800
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.