[San Francisco, Tenderloin] Himalayan Pizza & Momo


#1

There are some foods that just complement each other. Food duos that make each partner better in combination. Peanut butter and jelly. Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Chicken and waffles. Pizza and momos.

Ok maybe not the last example. Himalayan Pizza & Momo is a new restaurant in the Tenderloin near the corner of Golden Gate and Hyde. Their menu is an interesting mix of pizzas and associated sides (chicken wings, mozzarella sticks) and Nepalese cuisine. Most of the pizzas on the menu appear to have standard American toppings, though there are also few unique pizzas, including one topped with chicken tikka masala. The location was previously a pizza place so perhaps they are repurposing the oven and other pizza making gear.

They also have pizzas by the slice from a display case in the front. I had a slice of the combination pizza (all slices are $3.99), which I believe is listed on the menu as the “Himalayan Special.” Nothing especially Himalayan about it but it was a decent combo slice. They heated it up and cut it in half.

I also had the chicken jhol momo ($10.99) off the Nepalese menu, which is described on the menu as a signature dish. This was very good. It had 8 potsticker shaped momos filled with a juicy minced chicken mixture. They were served in a bowl and were smothered in a slightly spicy, creamy tomato sauce that kind of tasted like a cream of tomato soup kicked up a notch with spices. Enough for a light meal by itself.

Will be back to try some more of the Nepalese dishes.


#2

Big Nepalese menu? Btw, do you know if jhol refers to the sauce in the dish or something else?


#3

There were a bunch of different momo dishes along with two lunch sets, thukpa, which apparently is a Tibetan noodle soup, and some more generic South Asian dishes as well, i.e. chicken tikka masala, saag paneer.

Yeah the jhol refers to the sauce I believe.