After few Tibetans recommended Amdo Kitchen’s momo to New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio’s Secretary, the mayor personally visited the kitchen to try Tibetan style momo.
After three consecutive years of five star review from Yelp.com, the New York City based Amdo Kitchen primary sells Tibetan momos (dumplings) and balep (bread) and have attracted customers from different places.
During the fourth annual Momo Crawl competition in New York in 2015, a large group of food testers awarded Amdo Kitchen’s momo the annual Golden Momo award.
Thupten Amchok, owner of Amdo Kitchen tells VOA that the idea behind starting the food truck was to introduce the best Tibetan momos to the western audience, along with Tibetan culture and tradition.
Tenzin Woeden is a frequent visitor of Amdo Kitchen and says that since the visitors can visually see the momo making process, she feels confident about its freshness and cleanliness. Thupten Tsetan, also a freqent customer echos similar views.