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This Choolaimedu Tibetan Joint is One Of Chennai's Best Kept Secrets For Its Killer Momos
Craving hot-hot comfort food that’s also super affordable (for under INR 100) ? Get delicious momos and authentic Tibetan food at Kailash Kitchen in Choolaimedu.
What Makes It Awesome
Set in the gully side of Choolaimedu, is this tiny Tibetan restaurant that serves some of the yummiest momos in town. The hot favourite from the menu is definitely their beef momos, served with a spicy sauce. For INR 90 you get a plate of steamed momos and for INR 95 you get fried ones too!
Kailash Kitchen has been serving lip-smacking Tibetan food since 2008 before the current Asian Kitchens made way. And it is very popular among millennials too. This small space can host only up to 12 people at a time. But do note that there is never a day this eatery doesn’t have a long queue of hungry visitors. Packed through the week, you can get yourself food on the go if you don’t want to wait in line, delivered through their kitchen windows. From ECR to Anna Nagar and even Avadi, people travel several kilometers to get here and trust us when we say, it is totally worth it.
And it’s not just about the momos. Try the Thukpa (soft noodles in a broth) and Mokthuk (noodles and momos in a broth with veggies and meat) for some authentic Tibetan flavours. If you are a vegetarian, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Their Veg Momos (for INR 80) are the perfect comfort food during rainy days. Don’t miss the fiery chutney that goes with it. There’s also Dhangthuk for lovers of spicy noodles tossed in strongly flavoured sesame oil. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
So, if you’re looking for authentic Tibetan food or just an awesome plate of momos, you know where to go!
Try controlling your momo cravings on monotonous Mondays, as the kitchen is shut on this one day.