Saaf seedhi baat- if you don't like momos, then we can't be friends with you! But since you're already reading this article, we're assuming that we share a common love for these tender steamed pockets of seasoned mince with spicy chutneys!
From mouth-watering steamed momos to fried ones with mutton, paneer, cheese, chocolate, vegetables or chicken stuffings, they’re available everywhere! Mumbai has warmed up to this Tibetan delicacy and crafty peeps have actually come up with fusion versions of it- not surprising because if we have a Chinjabi cuisine, we can have anything at all.
We've chalked out 5 places in Mumbai for the ultimate momos right here so bookmark this article right away!
Seated on the Carter Road stretch and slightly difficult to locate but ask around for Kepchaki Momos and we promise you, it'll be worth your time! Started by a Nepali hairstylist called Milan Thapa, in a bid to recreate the momos available back home, Kepchaki is sure to leave you craving for more.
Try out their pork and prawn variants to be absolutely pushed into a street-food fiesta on your palate!
Location: 153, Chuim Village, Khar Dan Pada, Khar
Cost: ₹450 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
New Sernyaa is the place for you if you feel like eating a home-style Tibetan meal and if momos are your weakness, this place hits the nail right on the head. Their chicken momos, roasted pork and pork spare ribs made with Tibetan wine are the real heroes which shine through all moods and we can never get over this place. If you're a momo lover, your Mumbai visit will be incomplete without dropping by here!
Location: 8, Ashok Enclave, Chincholi Bunder, Link Road, Malad West
Cost: ₹900 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 12noon – 12midnight
If you're into spicy tandoori momos, this is it! Bhukkha Sher is where momos have been garnering rave reviews amidst Mumbaikars although it isn't a momo specialty hub. Their chicken oyster chilli gravy momos and makhni gravy momos are worth every penny and it also has grub options for sinful people who aren't into this delicacy!
Location: Society 86, D6, Near Janki Devi School, Mhada, Andheri West Lokandwala, 4 Bungalows
Cost: ₹500 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 12noon – 4pm and 7:30pm – 4am
The Appetite Momos' menu features momos which are made of Indian bases like chicken achari momos and mutton nawabi momos to name a few amidst the lot! Their inexpensive prices and hearty quantity always pulls us in and their dips are always perfectly seasoned and served. This is our go-to spot during monsoons specially because the rain coupled with the steams of hot soup along with momos is the best feeling ever!
Location: Gala 5 A, Saraogi Estate, Opposite Mahavir Trinkets, LBS Marg, Kanjurmarg, Bhandup
Cost: ₹200 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 9am – 11pmMutton Momos, Cheesy Chicken Momo
A prominent name in the momo lover's circuit in the city, Moktu keeps their momos fairly simple which makes 'em super addictive! They serve their absolutely mouth-watering momos in a traditional bamboo container and when confused about what to order, go for the mutton momos, cheesy chicken momo and don't leave without trying out the jhol momos too!
Location: Food Court, Infiniti Mall 2, Link Road, Malad West
Cost: ₹250 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 11am – 11pm
Seeing such fusions and varieties of momos around the city, we now truly believe that love comes in all sorts of shapes and tastes! Visit any of these places for the best momos in Mumbai and satiate your cravings with endless servings of this treasured Tibetan delight!