MoMo Fest, a festival dedicated to Nepalese dumplings, lands in Sydney (for the first time ever) this April.
It seems there is a festival for everything these days. From a foodie festival dedicated to the humble tomato to one-day-only festivals celebrating the Espresso Martini, every foodie trend is getting its time in the spotlight. The latest niche to join the ranks of this growing festival trend is the Nepalese dumpling, earning itself an entire for the first time ever in Sydney in 2020.
MoMo Fest began back in 2017 in Melbourne and has been running festivals annually, attracting over 20,000 (and growing) every year. The aim of the festival is simple: to spread the love and joy of momo with the world.
For those not familiar with these tasty little morsels, the momo is a traditional South Asian dumpling devoured across the Himalayan region. Similar to the Japanese gyoza, the momo is packed with Indian spices and herbs, packed with fillings of meat, vegetables and cheese and are served steamed or fried. And of course, a plate of momos come accompanied by tomato-based dipping sauces or can be served as a soup in a hot meat or vegetable broth.
Ready to try momos for yourself? The inaugural MoMo Fest Sydney is set to take place on April 18th at Lidcombe’s Wyatt Park, serving up over 30 varieties of momos for punters to sample. Make sure to come hungry and get ready to sample these traditional Nepalese dumplings, with plenty of stalls to explore throughout the day.
Aside from dumplings, the festival is also set to host live music performances all afternoon long with local bands, DJs, multicultural performances and momo competitions set to take place on the event’s main stage. Although details are still scarce, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more. To find out more about MoMo Fest Sydney, click here.