Making a difference in the world one momo at a time
Sophie Thakali left her family and their restaurants behind in Nepal when she immigrated to the U.S. in 2006 with the intention of becoming a CPA. However, after years of making dumplings aka momos for her admiring friends, she decided to leave her accounting job and start her own dumpling shop.
Two years later, we have Tasty Mo:Mo: which opened in late March 2015 in Somerville's Magoun Square. "I always knew I was going to do this, but I was not sure how or when I was going to start. Every time, I made momo at my house, everyone said, ‘Oh, can you sell these to me?' And I replied, 'sure, why not?' And it became a habit."
At Tasty Momo customers can opt for takeout or delivery, or order at the counter and eat within the snug 500 square foot space, which offers six stools and a table for four overlooking the open kitchen. There's also a Polaroid camera to encourage diners to post photos of themselves digging into dumplings on the restaurant wall. So if you love authentic Nepalese food or if you have never tried it, make your way to Tasty MoMo today and dig in!