A recent catch up with a friend led me to Prahan near High St. And off of High St along Clifton St was Momo Dumplings Plus Tea, a trendy looking dumpling tea house atypical of the usual dumpling houses common in Clayton or Glen Waverley. There was just something about the open white and wide space that was refreshing. The dumpling house had a nice washed out monotoned colour palette of greys, whites and light wood. The layout is clean and crisp as to not overwhelm their customers with but instead welcome them to a peaceful dining space.
But don’t be fooled for the simple interior as the menu is anything but as my friend as I found out. Momo Dumplings Plus Tea has a surprisingly very attractive cocktails, drinks and tea menu.
Minty lycee (non alcoholic drink) $5.50
Their minty lycee drink was the perfect refreshment as it was a really hot day outside. Nice and cold and not too sweet with actual pieces of lycee in the glass.
Their food menu although not too extensive was actually just right. A good selection of small, medium and main dishes to choose from with of course their own dumplings list. There are vegetarian items to choose from and a few gluten free options as well.
Momo’s vegetarian dumplings (grilled only) $10.90
contains eggs, tofu, chinese mushroom, carrot, shallot, mung bean glass noodle
These dumplings were super tasty. The wrappers were just the right thickness and dumplings were seasoned well enough not to require any dipping sauce.
Coconut curry noodle soup (vegetarian) $15.90
blended mild curry, coconut soup base, tossed chickpea powder, marinated eggplant and tofu, hokkien noodle and rice vermicelli
This was very much like a vegetarian bowl of laksa. The coconut curry soup was not too overwhelming and had a nice mild spiciness to it that was addictive and very similar to my mum’s Vietnamese chicken curry. My friend and I were neither a fan of the okra (personal tastes) but everything else in the dish was just perfectly balanced. I would come back just for this.
Szechuan hofen (vegetarian) $17.90
flat rice noodles, fried bean curd, king oyster mushroom, snow pea and szechuan chilli sauce
What potentially could have been an amazing dish was a little lack lustre in the seasoning and flavour department. I mainly tasted chilli and oil. What it needed was just a tiny bit more salt or some vegetarian stirfry sauce to give it a little extra kick. The stir fry held some potential though.
Momo dumplings plus tea is definitely a contender in my list of places to eat and revisit when in the area. The drinks are something I’d love to try more of, as well as their teas.
For a limited time though Liven users can enjoy 25% off the total bill when using the app to pay. I only discovered this when my friend used the app to pay the bill and I thought it was pretty cool. So definitely worth checking out.
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