Wed, 19 Jun, 2024


DWIT Food Hunt: Narayan Daiko Masangalli Momo Pasal


By Isha Sharma Gauli

MOMOs are one of the most popular dishes in Nepal.The history of momo in Nepal dates back to as early as the fourteenth century. Momo was initially a Newari food in the Kathmandu valley. It was later introduced to Tibet, China and as far away as Japan. Today, I will write about the local MOMO center loved by many DWIT members, i.e. NARAYAN DAIKO MASANGALLI MOMO CENTER.

‘Narayan Daiko Masangalli Momo Center’ is a local restaurant near Gaushala. This place is not fancy in its ambiance and it is always crowded. But, they serve delicious and juicy momos with a very tasty and flavourful ‘achhar’. They are also famous for different varieties of ‘chhoila’. There are limited items in their menu, which includes:

Buff Momo
Cheese veg Momo
Buff choila
Veg choila

Today, I am going to review the Buff momos available here. One plate of Buff momo costs Rs. 140 here. The outer layer of the momos are very thin, which makes them very delicious. The ‘keema’ consists of more meat and less vegetables. When the momos are inside our mouth, we get a good mouthful taste of the meat juice. The momo dip (‘achaar’) is also very tasty. It is both sour and spicy and it goes perfectly with the momos. The momos here have a very typical local flavor. I personally love local momos and out of all the local momo centres around our college, this is by far my favourite place to go.

This place has a coupon system. First, we get in queue to buy the coupons, then we wait for the momos to get ready. After the momos are ready, we receive it from the counter area. Then we pour the ‘achhar’ over our momos. Finally, we can have our seat to enjoy our plate full of momos. As I have already mentioned before, the place is often very crowded so it’s not always a guarantee that you find a seat.

If you have not been to Narayan dai’s momo center, I highly recommend you to visit this place and taste the amazing momos they prepare. After all, it is very near from our college and the momos here have a different taste and you definitely do not want to miss them. Once you taste the momos at Narayan Dai’s pasal, then, you will get an answer to the question “why is this place always so crowded?”

The place has all together three outlets: one is in Basantapur, the other in Jhochhen and the third one is in Gaushala, very near to our college. For the better understanding of the location you can have a look at the map below.

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