One thing I like about Mumbai is - you can spend days there and still find nothing new every single day. For someone who loves talking a walk through the city, exploring the bylanes and passing through muraled walls, Mumbai is heaven. From finding a cool chaatwala at a corner of the street to finding a little Cafe tucked away under a canopy just across a busy street - there's so much to stop by and satiate your gastronomic cravings.
It was one of those days that I was taking a walk through Andheri East - somewhere close to Chakala metro station, that I came across this little dimsum joint. Their name seemed funny - Dimsum Momo Express pasted on a big yellow board with some delicious looking dimsum photographs. As you may have guessed, I had to stop, and check out what they had on their menu.
It's literally a tiny joint with a few plastic tables and stools placed outside for those who want to park themselves and hog! So Anjali and I sat there and went through the menu. After a good one minute, we both looked at each other quizzically, wondering what to order.
There were so many varieties of dimsums. The menu only included dimsums - steamed, baked, fried, tandoor and momo soup. They also have serve steamed open and closed baos and some combos. And everything is so cheap!!!
Most of the momo plates are priced between Rs 50 - 100, with the tandoori chicken momos priced at Rs 110. The chicken ones are starting at Rs 60. How cool is that! If I had the appetite, I'd try all of them.
For this time, Anjali (my best friend) and I a plate of regular chicken momos and non-veg platter. And man! Did I love those?
The chicken momos did remind me of the yumm momos you eat on the streets of Delhi, though served in a bit better way than the paper plate! The ones at Dimsum Momo Express came in momo basket complete with chopsticks! As usual I tried struggling with my chopsticks and eventually gave up and just devoured them with a fork instead! The assorted platter had four different types of momos with tender stuffing.
As if this wasn't enough, we asked for the Tandoori Chicken Momos. Slightly different than the rest, they were spicy tangy grilled momos which I loved.
This is a value for money place and definitely recommended if you are looking for some affordable localised dimsums and momos in Mumbai, finding which is definitely a task despite of so many momo places in Mumbai!
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