I love to eat. But some things, like sushi, I have to be in the mood for. Momos are one of those rare foods that I’m always in the mood for. I am always ready to enjoy steamed or fried dumplings stuffed with a variety of savory fillings. I’m also very happy to share my latest find where you can get your momo fix in Bangkok, Kin Momo.
Kin Momo’s menu offers a variety of traditional Himalayan and fusion-style momos that are absolutely worth exploring. This article offers a taste of what they have as well as some of their Tibetan comfort foods. If you’re a momo maniac like me, you’ll want to know about this place!
A place for momo fans!
Whatever momo craving you’re having, Kin Momo’s menu is sure to satisfy you. They offer 14 different momos as well as a couple of chocolate-filled dessert momos to satisfy your sweet tooth. What I especially like is that all of their savory momos can be ordered vegetarian, chicken, or pork. So if you’re a vegetarian this place is your momo Nirvana!
The selections are very reasonably priced and each order generously comes with 8 momos. However, if you want a variety of momos to enjoy at a great price, their Momo Platter sets are the way to go!
A phenomenal deal…
The Momo Platter set comes with 4 dumplings from 4 different momos: Steam Momo, Kothey Momo, Deep Fried Momo, and a choice between Jhol Momo or Chili Momo. Believe me, 16 momos is a pretty filling meal!
You can choose the platters to be either Vegetarian (199 baht), Chicken (219 baht), or Pork (239 baht). My gal and I decided to get a vegetarian and a chicken platter. We ended up bringing home some leftovers.
For the vegetarian platter, we chose the Jhol Momo and the Chili Momo for the chicken platter. The Jhol Momo is a special Nepalese dumpling from Kathmandu served in a tangy and slightly spicy creamy sauce.
But if you’re really into spicy, just add a little of the bright red chili condiment provided. It’s pure chili fuel and I learned pretty quickly that a little bit really goes a long way!
The chicken momos may look a little smaller than their vegetarian counterparts, but they’re denser and packed with savory minced chicken and spices.
Of all the momos we ate my personal favorite was the chicken Chili Momo Fried dumplings. If instead of a platter you’re looking for a single style of momo to tie you over I would recommend the Chili Momo Fried (Chicken 140 baht). On my next visit to Kin Momo, I plan to get this again, as well as try their Shabhale momos (a Tibetan empanada).
Much more than momos…
If you thought Kin Momo only offered momos then you didn’t pay attention to the title of this article. They offer a lot more.
Their menu offers several quick eats, rice and noodle dishes, as well as set menu options so you can get a sample of various dishes at very affordable prices. For most of the dishes, you can also order vegetarian, chicken, or pork.
During our visit, I wanted to order their traditional Tibetan noodle soups. It’s not something you usually see on menus in Bangkok so I was eager to try them.
In the Tibetan language “thuk” means noodle. Thukpa is a Himalayan traditional noodle soup with lots of vegetables, herbs, and spices in a super spicy tomato-based broth. The portions are large and the noodles are like spaghetti pasta.
But be forewarned, this Thukpa (Vegetarian 110 baht) soup is seriously spicy!
If Tibet has dishes considered to be “comfort food“, this has to be at the top of the list. Thenthuk (Chicken 130 baht) has a much gentler spice level than the Thukpa soup, but what really sets it apart is these hand-pulled flattened noodles. In fact, in the Tibetan language “then” means pull, and “thuk” means noodle.
For me, there’s not much that beats fresh pasta. This dish is one of those things that once tried will be addictive, and paired with momos it makes a very hearty meal. I’m craving it now just looking at the picture.
Kin Momo has plenty of adult beverage options as well as non-alcohol options. Since they don’t skimp on the heat if you’re planning on eating a lot of spicy dishes I highly recommend the Classic Himalayan Yoghurt Smoothie (90 baht). It’s almost essential if you’re going to be getting the Thukpa or not sparing the hot chili sauce condiment!
Snacks to go…
Kin Momo also offers packaged homemade Himalayan snacks, condiments, and ingredients. Check out their Facebook page to see what they have available so that you can bring a taste of the Himalayas to your kitchen.
A chat with the owner…
During our visit, I had the opportunity to chat with the proprietor, Pritisha, as well as meet the chef, Ningnong. Pritisha hails from Kathmandu, Nepal, and has been living in Bangkok for seven years. Originally operating a tour company, the COVID-19 pandemic created an untenable business environment.
But when a door closes another opens. Kin Momo opened its doors on August 1, 2020, fulfilling a dream Pritisha had of bringing authentic Himalayan cuisine and tasty momos to Bangkok. The restaurant name is a Thai wordplay of “kin” meaning “eat“. Since they offer several unique fusion-style momos that feature Thai favorite flavors such as Tom Yum, Holy Basil, Green Curry, and Penang Curry (which is also on my future visit list to try!), they’ve become quite popular.
If you’re craving momos I highly recommend Kin Momo. But don’t forget to check out all the other great food they have to offer, too!
I’m hungry. Where is it?
Kin Momo is located on Ratchaprarop Soi 8 which is a 6-minute walk from the Ratchaprarop Airport Link station or a 12-minute walk from the Pratunam Pier Canal Boat Taxi.
I prefer to have my dumplings fresh from the kitchen, but I wouldn’t shy away from ordering delivery from them. During our visit, there seemed to be a steady stream of Grab bike drivers picking up orders. They must be doing something right!
I want to hear from you!
Should you decide to experience Kin Momo, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below, directly to me, or via message on either the Chow Traveller Facebook page or Chow Traveller Instagram (and feel free to like/follow these pages if you want to learn about more foodie gems). However you choose to reach out, I’d love to hear from you!