As the monsoon clouds gather in the sky and the first drops of rain hit the ground, a wave of nostalgia washes over us. The sweet scent of wet earth, the rhythmic pitter-patter of raindrops on my windowpane, and the longing for warm, comfort food – a mood we’re all too familiar with. Amidst the joy and comfort that the rains bring, there’s one snack that brings alive the flavours of the season – the humble Momo.
Originating in the Nepalese and Bhutanese Himalayan regions, Momos have become a beloved street food across the world. While Momos alone are a treat in themselves, pairing them with the right beverage elevates the experience to a whole new level. Let’s explore the perfect beverages to pair with your Momos this monsoon, each invoking a unique sentiment of the season.
Sake – subtle, sweet umami
What better way to start this journey than with a taste of Japan? Sake, a beloved traditional Japanese rice wine, is a harmonious blend of subtle flavours and lots of umami notes, making it the perfect bevvy to pair with your momos. In Japan, where Sake is the national beverage, it is often served with a special ceremony. It’s light, clean notes complement the juiciness of our Momos, so savour a sip of sake and a bite of a Momo, the rain outside seems to blend seamlessly with the delicate balance of flavours. For an authentic experience, pair our OG Pork Momos with Sake.
Masala Chai – Monsoon’s Warm Embrace
No monsoon experience is complete without a steaming cup of masala chai. This Indian spiced tea is a quintessential part of the Indian monsoon experience! While relentless rain lashes down, one can count on a cup of Chai and Momos for an unparalleled sense of calm.
The aromatic spices of cinnamon and cardamom in the Masala Chai blend seamlessly with the savoury filling of the Momos & give you a world of comfort and warmth. With each subsequent sip and bite, the monsoon’s essence envelops you, cocooning you in a comforting embrace of flavours. Together, this dynamic duo can transform your ordinary monsoon evening into an extraordinary one. Our pick? Masalai Chai and our Cheesy Spicy Veg Momos!
Hot Chocolate – Cozy Rainy Day Indulgence
When the rain intensifies, and the world outside seems blurry, all we crave is a comforting hug in a mug. Enter Hot Chocolate – the velvety elixir of comfort, the ultimate indulgence to battle the monsoon chills. Your heart will feel cocooned in warmth, and the delightful pairing of Hot Chocolate with Momos will remind you of cosy childhood memories. Take alternate sips of Hot Chocolate between your Momo bite to invoke a sense of blissful nostalgia. Balance this semi-sweet, chocolatey drink with our Spicy Chicken Momos for maximum indulgence.
Rosé – Dry crisp notes meet juicy goodness
A dry and crisp rosé with fruity notes complements the juicy, steamy flavours of a Momo. If you’re hosting this monsoon, this is your go-to pairing. With its blushing hue reminiscent of the colourful umbrellas that dot the streets during rainy days, Rosé embodies the spirit of the season – vibrant and charming. The fruity notes of strawberries and raspberries complement the delectable flavours of Momos beautifully. As you take a sip, you’ll notice how the sweetness of the wine mixes delightfully with the spicy kick of our Momos. We recommend our Chilli Prawn Momos with this one.
Butter Tea – The Himalayan Connection
To conclude our journey, we return to the Himalayas, where it all began. Butter tea, or Suja, a traditional beverage in the Himalayan regions, is a unique choice to accompany Momos. Its creamy, savoury essence merges harmoniously with Momo’s flavours, creating a connection to the lands where these dumplings originated. The monsoon season in the mountains may be vastly different, but this delightful combination of Butter Tea and Momos bridges the gap between the plains and the hills.
As the monsoon season wraps us in its embrace, we find solace in the simple pleasures of life. Through the perfect beverage pairings, we enhance the joy of indulging in our beloved Momos. So, the next time you sit down to enjoy a plate of steaming Momos during the rain, remember to raise a toast to the delightful beverages that make this experience memorable.