Momo’s might have traces of its originality in Tibetan regions, but it’s one of the most popular dish in the entire North East India. Steamed momos are extremely delicious and one can fill them with any minced meat of their choice. Even though Veg momos are also available and some people do eat them, but frankly speaking they really sucks. Momos are intensely magical with minced pork, but the meat could be quite controversial for many of us. But one don't have to worry much, as even with chicken also it’s quite yummy.
Momos were more than just a food for many of us. I think it was more of a kind of addiction, as during our college days we didn't have to think beyond momos, whenever we used to go to the city, specially for some evening snacks. In Guwahati one would find Momo restaurants in almost every corner and in any part of the city. We can compare Momo with Dosa out here in Bangalore, well only in terms of availability. Even though there are few highly recommended Momo restaurants in Guwahati, but now a days whenever I use to visit that place, I just go to any random restaurant and totally rejoice at every place.
Our hostel was at outskirt of the city and the college bus used to go to the city after every hour. The evening bus was mostly very overcrowded and on the way we usually used to ask our friends from different hostels "Hey Dude! Where are you going?"
Most of the time the reply used to be "Nothing, just want to have some Momos"
Some of the guys were too lazy to give a long reply and they usually used to smile and simply replied "Momo" Short and sweet, isn't it?
Momos are usually served with a fiery chili and tomato chutney. Some restaurants even used to give complimentary soup and that almost felt like a Diwali bonus. We usually used to have momo at the famous "Momo Ghor", but some of my friends say that the place has lost its reputation now a days. During our college days they used to charge Rs 18 per plate and most of us used to have one plate and 2 extra pieces and the total bill used to be Rs 25. After having one plate and 2 pieces, we usually used to skip dinner at hostel. But some of my friends used to have 2 full plates and some even three plates.
Momo is highly addictive, just like Old Monk. If you try Old Monk for few successive sessions, no other brand would be able to satisfy your quench. Similarly if you try Momo as an evening snack for few days, definitely you wouldn't be attracted to any other snacks after that. But you have to be little careful, as gulping excessive momos on a regular basis, that too for a prolonged time, would yourself make you look like a momo.