Momo Cooking Class

Learning to Make Momos in a Tibetan Refugee Camp

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$18.00 per guest

Highlights

  • A hands-on lesson in cooking a Nepali dumpling that is better than any other form of dumpling!
  • Be welcomed into a warm and friendly atmosphere of your host's humble home in the heart of Kathmandu
  • Step in to a refugee camp for Tibetans in Nepal
  • An opportunity to converse with your host about her family history as refugees in Nepal

Inclusive of:

  • All ingredients and untensils
  • Apron
  • English speaking host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
4.9 Out of 5
56 Reviews
Peter White Ireland
5
11 Jun, 2019

We had a great experience. Yangchen was very helpful and the momos were delicious.

Pascale Frank Luxembourg
5
2 May, 2019

Great Experience

$US 18.00 per guest
2.5 hours
1 - 16 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

It is believed that momo's were first introduced to Nepal when trade routes between Tibet and Nepal opened up several centuries ago. Although various ethnic groups in Nepal have taken the momo recipe and added their own twist, the humble momo is best made in its original form by someone who learnt it in Tibet. Thinley first learnt to make momos in her teenage years from her father, who in turn learnt it from his parents when they were living in Tibet. It doesn't get more authentic than this! The momo making process starts with preparing the dough that will be used as the cover for the veg or non-veg filling inside. With the dough prepared, you will move on to adding various condiments and sliced vegetables to the minced meat before proceeding to mix them all up with your hand. The next step is perhaps the most challenging and fun part of making momos, you will now have to fold the momos to have it ready for steaming! It doesn't matter so much if you don't get the shape right, but you have to take particular note to ensure that the momo is sealed properly from all sides to ensure the flavour stays trapped in. So go ahead, book this course and allow Yangchen to share with you the art of making momos, a tradition that has been passed down several generations in her family.

Additional Information:

  • Don't forget to send us your choice of vegetarian or non-vegetarian (buffalo or chicken) option
  • Be sure to bring an appetite
  • Please inform us of any food allergies
  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the class start time

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Yangchen and Friends

We are a group of women who live in the Tibeten Camp in Pokhara. We are always happy to host new guests in our camp. We think we have somehow found the perfect blend between Tibeten food and Nepali food and that is...

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56 reviews from people who took this experience

Peter White Ireland
5
11 Jun, 2019

We had a great experience. Yangchen was very helpful and the momos were delicious.

Pascale Frank Luxembourg
5
2 May, 2019

Great Experience

Luisa Müller Germany
5
5 Mar, 2019

very nice and friendly teacher! Had fun, learned also alot about her culture! Momo's were delicious! :)

Maxine Hardinge Australia
3
24 Feb, 2019

Great teacher and lots of fun making the momos. We were just upset that we payed 3-times what other people in the class payed by booking directly with the teacher

Guilherme Pinto
5
31 Dec, 2018

We had an amazing time hearing her stories and learning to cook delicious momos.

US$ 18.00 per guest
56 Reviews