You can find momos filled with meat of yak, buffalo or fish as well. For vegetarians there is also great selection of momos - with potatoes, cheese, mushrooms, tofu or even spinach. Poorer people can snack in the street - mobile dumplings stalls can be found in the evenings along the main streets of Kathmandu and they are very popular. At such stalls momos are steamed and served on banana leaves.
Freshly steamed momos taste best served piping hot straitht from the steamer. A meat filled momo has to be eaten whole to enjoy the flavorful juice inside. Momos are good on their own but traditionally they are accompanied by tomato chutney, cilantro chutney or mint chutney.
Momo dough is made by mixing flour with water and kneading until the dough becomes smooth. Some cooks prefer white flour to whole wheat flour, others like to mix two parts white flour with one part whole wheat. For momo filling different spices and herbs are used: coriander. cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric and also ginger, cilantro and garlic. All these ingredients are ground with water to a smooth paste before adding them to the meat or other filling.
So, if you are in Nepal or visiting a Nepali food restaurant, don't forget to try momos.