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I often look back at life and try to find out why I befriended a few of my past collegemates. I often look at a certain star-kid trying to act all baaghi and think why is it even a reality. In the same way, every time I come across a momo outlet I think about vegetarian momos.
Why is this even a thing? Is God trying to play a cruel joke on all of us? Is this going to be the reason behind mankind's downfall?
Meaning: (in Tibetan cooking) a steamed dumpling filled with meat
Veg momos aren't a thing, guys. It just isn't. It's a way for vegetarians to hijack a perfectly good dish with their abysmal habit of adding vegetables to it. It's like veg kabab (which is basically garden-variety aloo tikki).
Please note that I don't have a problem with cheese momos. They are great to eat and also cheat on your New Year's Resolution to lose weight. But cabbage has no place in a momo. Please take your vegetables and walk off the face of the earth.
Everyone has a different theory about what actually makes for a decent filling in veg-momos. Yep you can be as vague as you like when it comes to vegetarian food apparently. Mostly, it's basically cabbage and let's be honest here - bandh gobhi turns everything bad.
And for those claiming soyabean being a good ingredient for the filling, please note that soyabean is basically garden variety chicken. Which isn't even that great, to be honest.
Momo has traditionally had meat filled in it. But that's not even the point here. Veg-momos just taste horrible. You bite into the momo and your mouth is filled with a huge chunk of cabbage which makes it feel like a salad inside a covering of maida. WTF!
Come on, guys. We're better than this. If we keep accepting the lie that is veg-momos, we'll keep being served garbage. Let's challenge this and rise up to this threat to our taste-buds. Fuck veg-momo.