Momos, dumplings that are prevalent mostly in Nepali and Tibetan cuisines but not unheard of elsewhere in South Asia, can come in several shapes and types, filled with a variety of meats or vegetables, served steamed or pan-fried, sometimes in soup, sometimes doused in fiery chile sauce.
The Greater Boston area is home to quite a few restaurants that serve some combination of Tibetan, Nepali, and Indian cuisines, and momos are pretty much always on the menu. It’s thanks in part to the Tibet-U.S. resettlement project of 1989, which brought 1,000 Tibetan immigrants who had been living in Nepal or India to the United States over the course of several years. The bill was introduced to Congress by Massachusetts representative Barney Frank, and Boston and Amherst were two of a handful of settlement cities around the country that were part of the project. Several hundred Tibetans came to the Boston area, with some ending up in the restaurant industry, and the rest is history.
Here are 16 Boston-area restaurants where one can try plump, satisfying momos.
See also: Where to Eat Dumplings in and Around Boston
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