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Delhi University students swear by its momo joints

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2008 12:33 IST
Karan Choudhury

They are arguably the best-steamed momos available in the Capital. Students of Delhi University swear by them.

Momos are so popular in North Campus that they can be found at college canteens, roadside shacks and at almost all hangouts in the area. But the most popular place among the generation Y is a narrow lane of Kamala Nagar Market where there are slew of eateries selling mind-boggling varieties of momos.

There are as many as five restaurants in this nondescript alley, mostly frequented by DU young guns. All have their set clientele but the adventurous ones keep on hopping from one eatery to another to find the best of the lot.

The oldest of them all is Momo’s Point, which was started in the mid-nineties. The owner of the restaurant Harsh Sambher claims that they were the ones who started it all in the area.

“When others were selling idli and vada, I came up with the idea of selling momos. No one knew about them here. It was such a pleasant change for the student here that our joint became an instant hit,” he said.

The hottest selling dumplings at all the joints here are vegetable and chicken momos. Another place popular among students is Smart Soho’s.

“We love the ambience as the it is unlike any other restaurant here. But the highlight of this place are the pork momos which are so succulent and juicy,” said Kanshika Verma, a third year DU student.

Other than the food the place is a nice spot for couples to spend some ‘quality’ time together and share a little more than just a plate of momos.

There is a wide variety of dumplings available here, starting from the regular steamed or fried vegetable and chicken momos to suimai which are open momos and pan fried cum steamed momos called kotae.

But if you are a hardcore authentic food fanatic then the place to head for is Majnu Ka Tila. The place can boast to serve the most authentic Tibetan food. The speciality available here is steamed bread called tingmo, which goes best with thin strips of deep fried meat called shapta.