Urban Tandoor, the homegrown Indian restaurant that opened March 29 in Ballston, Virginia, has injected a variety of momos into the Arlington dining scene.
The Tibetan dumplings have been available to Alexandrians for about a year now at fledgling Del Ray restaurant Royal Nepal. D.C. diners can currently get their fill of the steamed creations at the Dorjee Momo dinner pop-up that’s taken up residence at the Bullfrog Bagels location by Eastern Market.
Whereas Dorjee Momo serves dumplings filled with lamb, beef, or vegetables, the menu at Urban Tandoor lists standalone chicken momos filled with chicken, garlic, onion, ginger, and additional spices, as well as purely vegetable filled varieties. There’s also custom orders that allow for chicken, buffalo, or vegetable-filled momos to be served steamed, sauced, or spiced with chile peppers.
The remainder of the menu is filled with traditional Indian dishes including vegetable samosas, mulligatawny soup, tandoori chicken, lamb vindaloo, curry goat, and more.
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