Chef Doma Wang and her daughter Chef Sachiko Seth | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Doma Wang is considered the momo promoter of Kolkata. Now know why: He’s at the Hyatt Regency in Chennai for a five-day food pop up featuring Nepali and Tibetan food.
The pop up is curated by mother-daughter duo Doma Wang and Sachiko Seth, owners of Kolkata’s Blue Poppy Thakali, a restaurant that specializes in delicious dishes like faktu, shaffle, chilli pork, pork shapta and Nepalese mutton curry .
Expect to be entertained by Blue Poppy’s signature dishes, which of course include pork, chicken, lamb, and momos in vegetarian options. The menu also promises pan-fried momos, thukpa, Tibetan soup, chilli butter wings and prawn balls, all prepared by Doma, Sachiko and their team. team up with them all Govindbhog (a short-grained white aromatic rice grown in West Bengal) Rice. The pop up will also enable patrons to learn how to make momos from Doma.
Chicken Steamed Momos | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
“We are here to educate people about what real Himalayan food is. And to give them a taste of what we have been serving in Kolkata for the last 30 years,” explains Doma. She adds, “We want them to know what a real momo is.”
She adds, “The original momo tastes like a Tibetan momo – juicy inside, thin delicate shell and delicious chutney to accompany it.”
Golden Fried Prawn Balls | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Doma is confident that the people of Chennai will embrace the Himalayan taste and texture. She adds, “People in Chennai love spicy food which is similar to Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. I am sure they will love it!”
Chili Pork | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
The food pop up will be held at STIX, Hyatt Regency till 16th July. Hands on momo making workshop will be conducted on 14th July, which will cost ₹1999 including unlimited soft drinks. A meal for two costs ₹2,000 (taxes extra). Lunch and dinner will be served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm. Call 9884369333 for reservation