- By Sarah Franks
It’s the warm dough wrapped minutes before the first bite. It’s the secret ingredients. It’s everything about Momo Ghar’s dumplings — and America’s foodies are taking notice.
The small but mighty restaurant in Columbus serving authentic Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine has once again been recognized for their crave-able food. On Monday, Yelp published their “2018 Top Places To Eat In The Midwest” list, and Momo Ghar was at the top of Ohio’s list.
Owners of Momo and husband and wife Pramod Lama and Phuntso D Phin only opened the restaurant in May of 2016. It was such an instant success that Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” came to the state’s capital earlier this year to see if his well-traveled palate would be just as impressed.
When the show aired, Fieri was visibly blown away by the flavor packed into each dumpling. What might be just as good as the dumplings themselves, Fieri said, is the homemade sauce served with each order.
The restaurant’s sauce — which is what “brings everything together” — is made by Phin with no outside help to ensure it’s up to her standards each and every time.
Dayton.com made the short drive to Columbus this weekend and ordered a generous serving of the Vegetable Dumplings. We have concluded Guy Fieri and Yelp were right on the money. The warm, gooey dough soaked up the perfect amount of sauce for each bite. The cabbage with seasonal vegetables filling was an unexpected lighter dumpling experience than what typical dumplings deliver.
Momo Ghar exceeded our expectations, and we can confidently say they are on the “Top Places To Eat In The Midwest” list for good reasons.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: Momo Ghar
WHERE: 1265 Morse Road, Columbus, inside Saraga International Market