Dumplings come in a lot of different varieties: Japanese gyoza, Korean mandu, Chinese jiaozi, Turkish manti and while are all equally delicious, we can't help but feel a certain likening to momo dumplings. This comfort food can either be served fried or steamed and boasts various combinations for its filling whether it's chicken, lamb or vegetables.
With Nepali cuisine relatively under the radar in Hong Kong's dining scene, we wanted to highlight this classic favourite that you might be missing out on. Thanks to the vibrant Nepali community in Hong Kong, there's no shortage of momo hotspots to get your taste of it. From homemade ones to innovative offerings, we break down the best momo spots in town.
1. Tell Camellia
Tell Camellia is a tea-inspired cocktail bar in Central so it's no surprise that they want to communicate the story of the world of tea by blending it together with cocktails through modern experimental techniques. The name comes from Camellia Sinesis, the bush plant of tea. Co-founded by Sandeep Hathiramani, a Hong Kong native and acclaimed bar specialist and Gagan Gurung and award-winning bartender, Tell Camellia has only one dish on the menu: momo.
The rest of the menu is filled with drinks of various kinds. For their lone dish, Tell Camellia partnered up with Momo House, a virtual brand launched by the co-founders themselves. Due to high demand, Momo House is not only offering pick-up at Tell Camellia but order via Deliveroo is now available. The buffalo momo is all the rage here.
Tell Camellia, LG, H Code, 35 Pottinger Street, 48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9821 5501, tellcamellia.com