Happy National Dumpling Day! Quick Photo of My Homemade Momo

Happy (belated) National Dumpling Day! Haha, I’m a day late but I want to talk about it. I’m sure a lot of people love Asian appetizer gems of dumplings like gyoza, xiao long bao, shumai, momo etc…me too! So I made Nepalise inspired momo from scratch!

homemade nepalese momo

I just took a quick photo right after I removed them from the steamer, so no food styling today…haha, oops! I couldn’t really shoo my dinner buddy out of the kitchen because momo…well, dumplings in general are his favorite food. As you may know already, as hot as dumplings are, the best in taste, right? 


My dinner buddy and I devoured them in while they’re still hot, and walked around between the living room and kitchen while the second batch was still steamed…yes, we just couldn’t wait. 


It was my first time making momo and I noticed momo uses a variety of spices to make them flavorful. If I make dumplings at home from scratch upon his request, they’re usually gyoza. They don’t require spices but a variety of herbs like garlic, ginger, scallions, so I thought it’s interesting even though Nepal, China, and Japan are sharing similar cultures, they’re actually quite different if we look at them in depth. Sorry, I don’t share the recipe today because…ahem…I forgot which one and how much I added! Another oops happened. I need to learn about spices anyways, so please bear with me!


For the closing paragraph of today’s post, I really want to say this…people, making dumplings from scratch is time consuming and this is why dumplings are not cheap although they’re tiny. If you have homemade dumplings, you really have to thank the cook. Some back massage to the cook would be appreciated;)


<Other Yummy Dumplings Recipe>

*Haha~ super old recipes, so pics aren’t really photogenic! 

Don’t forget the sauce! Chive Sauces for Dumplings

chive sauces

 Vegetarian friendly! Napa and Leek Dumplings

napa and leek dumplings

If you got leftover fillings, let them be leftover-makeover! Veggie Skin Shao Mai

Veggie Skin Shao Mai

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

16 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    Love this – thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John for commenting!😊

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  2. elvira797mx says:

    OMG! Looks so delicious! Love it! You are a great chef, Tanooki.
    Thank’s for share. No I am hungry. Have a lovely time!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Elvira, have a lovely time too🙌💕✨


      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Tanooki.
        You as well! 🙏🌸💕🧁✨

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  3. That takes real skill. I haven’t tried to do this yet. I should try.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      It’s so true!🥟 Yes try it once, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it…for a while😂 The first time I made them from scratch, my dumplings got bigger and bigger because I was too lazy to fold each one of them🤣

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  4. Travtrails says:

    I think it is more Tibetan and adapted by Nepal and India as their National Dish . Momos are staple food available on every street cart along with Chowmein and Manchurian veggies/chicken 😊

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh really!! I only tried momo from Nepalese restaurant so I thought it’s Nepalese food👀✨ I never thought India has some dumplings except samosa. Thank you for letting me know😊

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      1. Travtrails says:

        Tibetans brought the speciality when they came to India with the Dalai Lama and later on. It is a fav with all generations, cooking & making

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      2. Travtrails says:

        Google info ….momo traces its roots to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. 😊

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  5. BERNADETTE says:

    They look like a delicious labor of love.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Bernadette😊


  6. Livia says:

    Thanks for sharing your photo and experiences. These dumplings look very delicous. 😍

    I haven’t tried dumplings yet as the preparation and the effort somewhat scare me. With my husband and son being pretty hungry eaters, I’d probably spend the whole day in the kitchen for seeing them devour everything within a few minutes. 😜

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    1. Tanooki says:

      You imagined it totally right Livia!😜 When I was a kid, my mom never made gyoza from scratch but purchased either frozen one or from deli section to save time, so I made dumplings from scratch when I was a college student and they’re for home party to celebrate finishing midterm exam.

      If my husband asks to make it again, he’d have to wait another year or so😂

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