Momos are one of the most delicious Nepali food. Momos have a taste that is universally liked by many people – even those that have a non Nepali origin. A big testament to that is the recent video from Stephen Curry eating Momos from a Nepali Food Truck in Oakland, California.
The San Francisco Bay Area, where the Golden State Warriors are located, has one of the largest variety of ethnic foods. If you have not seen this video, it is worth watching. The part about the momo starts towards the end of the video (5 min 36 sec).
The place where Steph and Hussle ate is a very popular food truck called Momolicious. They have different location schedules for different days of the week. You can see the online calendar on their website. Momolicious was started by two entrepreneurs originally from Nepal: Anup and Sudeep. Anup comes from a local indigenous group of Kathmandu Valley (Capital of Nepal). They are the Newars. Although now adopted by all Nepalese people as one of their most favorite foods, the momo dish is originally from the Newar community. The Newar community has many unique dishes like the Yomari, Choyalla, Gwramir and more. Details of Newari food can be found on this page. Infact Yomari or Yohmari is such an important dish in the Kathmandu valley, that there is actually a special festival for just this day. It is called the Yomari Punhi. Yomari Punhi means the full moon of Yomari.
Nipeey Hussle & Stephen Curry Debate Hip Hop while tasting Momos.
Stephen Curry is one of the most popular basketball players. With three NBA championships to his name and the MVP for the 2014-2015 season, Curry is one of the all time best three point shooters.
Nipsey Hussle is a very popular Rap artist from Los Angeles. The video shows, Curry showing Nipsey around Oakland and eating a local ethnic food from Nepal called Momo. Nipsey’s father is of Eritrean origin and mother African American. Coincidentally, we have a foster daughter from Eritrea who also loves momos.
Momos are dumplings, that have a very unique Nepali taste. It can be eaten as a snack, a fast food, or a complete meal. You can click here for Nepali food momo recipe details. You can also check out this vegetable momo recipe.
Here are some of the Nepali food trucks in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Momolicious started in 2017. There are also many other Nepali food trucks in the Bay Area.
NamasteNepal Food Truck
1288 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
The Momo Grill Food Truck
3740, 905 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
The fact that even celebrities are getting to know Nepali food and promote it in this type of video is to help Nepali entrepreneurs be more successful. Lex Limbu a well know blogger from the UK also publisized this video in his blog. Please check it out. Thank you Lex for using your popular platform to give more voice to this cause.
The Bay Area could be considered the United Nations of Food: Here is a list that you might enjoy –
Aside from the Nepali food, the Bay Area has restaurants with food from virtually every country in the world. Here is a sample list.
Afghanistan – Helmand Place
Bosnia and Herzegovina
This is the restaurant where Obama visited.
Hungarian and Czech Comfort food