Momo Experts Needed in Jackson Heights! pagal has noticed “quite a few Tibetan/Tibetan-Nepali/Himalayan places in Jackson Heights these days,” and is determined to visit a slew of them. Although en route to Himalayan Yak, which is apparently enough of a sit-down establishment to keep his mother happy, he’s keeping an eye peeled for “fast foody places” as well.
The recommendations are starting to pour in, and they’re fascinating: Widmark proposes Mustang Thakali Kitchen, reportedly a vegetable momo powerhouse featuring some “incredibly tasty” beef jerky, and JeffSayyes happily runs down a list of a number of locals. This thread is an excellent primer on the cuisine of this part of the world, and a welcome reminder of momos—those lovely dumplings that come steamed or fried—for folks needing comfort foods to get them through the tail end of this harsh winter.
Himalayan Yak [Jackson Heights]
72-20 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens
Mustang Thakali Kitchen [Jackson Heights]
74-14 37th Avenue, Queens