“I love momos! They are a perfect snack when you I’m hungry or don’t want to really eat too much. I am not from Delhi, and these momos remind me of my home state Sikkim, and are also cheap and help me in budgeting my food bills…” — Yangchen Dolkar, student.
Delhi University’s new session has begun, it’s the momos that have been selling like hot cakes.The hawkers claim that the sale of momos and Chinese foods has hit a new high. Some of the stall owners selling Indian street food such as kachoris, matar kulcha and paranthas envy the thriving momo business.
Raja and Bhishen, two Chinese food hawkers who run a stall each, at Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station and GTB Nagar Metro Stations said “Yaha teen momo ke stall hain, ek Chinese van hai aur do thele waale hain jo Chinese bechte hain, tab bhi sabki acchi sale ho rahi hai (There are three stalls selling momos here and one van selling Chinese food plus two other hawkers who also sell Chinese, still everyone is making good sales),” says Raja, who has his stall at Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station.
“Most students say that they choose momos over other foods because they are pocket-friendly, filling, and not as oily or unhygienic (since tongs are used to serve them). “Above all, they are incredibly delicious,” says Yangchen Dolkar, a first year student of Hans Raj College adding she would choose momos over any other food if given a choice.