CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The restaurant may be quaint inside, but a new Nepalese restaurant in Chesapeake is big on flavor.
"It is just the taste. You bite in, and it's a flavor you have never tasted before," said Jason Rollins, one of three owners of Momo Kitchen.
The new eatery serves up momos. You can get the delicious dumplings fried, pan seared or, of course, steamed.
"It is a Himalayan dumpling. It comes from the Himalayan region, originally from Tibet," said Rollins. "A long time ago, Nepal took that dumpling, put their spices and spin [on it], and that's what became the momo."
The traditional delicacy is literally a tiny tastebud explosion.
"There is no food like it with this kind of taste in our area," he said.
Three partners joined forces and opened up the restaurant in December. The idea spawned a few years back.
While the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges, they knew that what they could offer would certainly gain steam.
"Our concept aligned with COVID regulations. It is a good takeout and delivery food, then full dine-in," said Rollins.
Everything at Momo Kitchen is fresh - from the minced ingredients inside the dumpling to the homemade sauces.
"We use unique spices and herbs," said Rollins.
Momo Kitchen also offers other traditional foods, like their chicken over rice, soups, wings and dumpling desserts.
For more information and their menu and location, click here.