If you are searching for probably the most delicious momos in the city, many of your fellow foodies would have suggested this place called Kailash Kitchen run by a young guy called Rinchen Tashi. This small place in Choolaimedu High Road has been a favourite haunt of college and office-goers for years now and continues to be one of the best places to have Tibetan, Bhutanese and Burmese cuisine. Oddly enough despite brisk business, the eatery only has very few tables, say about four tables and 12 chairs. And on any day if you go to the eatery post 5 pm, most of the items on the menu is over.
A small place, it is done up rather typically–with bamboo, a picture of the Dalai Lama, and Tibetan flags–and offers varieties of momos (veg, chicken and beef), thukpas, and a delicious chilly beef dish which is an all-time favourite with college-goers. Also try the Tsow Tse Mein, Thai rice noodles, and Alu Ping She. And the spicy chutney they serve with momos is made with garlic, red chilly, sesame seeds in sesame oil and is an absolute hit.
While studying at Loyola College, Tashi found many of his friends from North-East would crib about how the city doesn’t have good momo place. Since he was the only one in his group, who could make them, his friends suggested that he should open an eatery serving Tibetan cuisine. Rest as they say is history!
Kailash Kitchen opened its door to customers in 2008. They make close to 1000 momos every day and all is sold out by evening. Even on weekdays, there are always a bunch of people waiting to get a table. So much so that many have started preferring takeaways.
The eatery does not have any branch. So if you crave for momos next time, just visit Kailash Kitchen well before lunch time so that you can get your hands on them.