Go Buzzinga's Momos Festival
It has been rightly said that momos are gaining popularity and is the favourite food of Delhites, that is because you’ll end up finding a momo point in each and every turn of every locality. Being the momo addict I am, I decided to visit the Momos Festival set up by Go Buzzinga at Garden of Five Senses, Saket which was held on 17th and 18th December. The entry was a minimal amount of Rs. 20/- with a lot of hungry people already lined up ahead of us.
The festival was somewhat mismanaged festival with a congested setting. The stalls were set up at the ramps of the garden making it difficult for people to stand. One had to stand in a long queue to get coupons for cash or using card. One could see people joyfully browsing around, checking out the variety of momos that ranged from the basic momos, to all levels of fusions, like butter chicken momos, Italian momos, vodka momos and what not! What we did notice was that, few stalls like Queen’s Boulevard and Hunger Strike were the most crowed stalls in the fest, serving the famous Vodka momos and Tandoori momos.Observing the amount of crowd, we decided to buy coupons worth Rs.1000 initially, and also decided to split into groups of 2 to get hold of momos from each stall, as the queues were long. After standing for approximately twenty-thirty minutes of each queue we got plates full of heaven disguised as momos. We tried chicken-egg dimsums from a dimsum stall based in Mayur Vihar, which were huge in size, heavy enough to fill an empty stomach by half. After feeding our tummy a little, we decided to go for something different and extraordinary, so we crashed into the Brown Sugars’ queue and ordered ourselves some Schezwan and Chicken Tikka Momos. The Schezwan momos were drool worthy, they were indeed the best ones we had.
Being the foodies we are, we went to our second last stall wanting to hog on some authentic Tibetan momos, it was a momo stall based in Majnu ka Tila, the Tibetan monastery. We tried some steamed chicken momos from there.After hogging to our hearts full on the momos, we had to have some beverages, so we went to our last stall, Keventers, and drank up the legendary milkshakes so our tummy was totally satisfied.
No matter how disorganised the fest was or how long people had to wait for their plate of happiness, there wasn’t a single frown with a sense of discontent. The organizers had set up the stage where people hopped-on to click selfies. And of course, the DJ kept the venue happy & swinging.
So, guess the phrase, “All's well - That ends well” is absolutely right!