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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Momos v Monarchy

Chandrahas Choudhury interviews Samrat Upadhyay, the writer of "The Royal Ghosts," and while most of it is about writing and literature, it ends on a delightful culinary note, when Chandrahas asks Upadhyay what his favourite meal is. The reply:
Momos, Nepali dumplings. Even thinking about momos makes my mouth water. Best momos will explode in your mouth, filling your palate with sharp, tangy juice that’s simply heavenly. The meat itself is yummily spicy, and before you even finish swallowing one momo, you must plop the next one into your mouth so that it’s a continuous, seamless orgasm.

I know of no Nepali who doesn’t like momos, so I’d venture to say that momos are probably more a symbol of Nepali unity that the institution of monarchy can ever be!
Nice. Read the full interview here.
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