TC Tibetan Momo makes delicious momos that are customary at traditional Tibetan celebrations. Lhundup was born in Nepal to Tibetan parents who fled from Tibet during the Communist Chinese occupation. Lhundup shares the following story of how TC Momo came to be:
"My parents, along with thousands of other Tibetans, were scattered across the neighbouring lands of Nepal, India, and Bhutan; scattered, but bound together by the Dalai Lama. My love of Momo started at a young age, watching my father prepare and serve Momos to family, friends, and people from all walks of life. My father was the inspiration for me to start my own business selling delicious Tibetan food. After arriving to Toronto in March 2012, I began the journey of TC Momo. We originally started at the Wychwood Barn Farmers Market, with Tibetan women volunteering with us.
Over the past nine years, TC Tibetan Momo has spread its wings and grown to a presence at many other Markets across the Greater Toronto Area. We are now a bigger family, with a bigger flow of customers who regularly show their support, encouragement, and kindness. I am so grateful to my family, friends, and regular customers who enjoy the food we are making."
Momos are not only a traditional Tibetan food, but are also symbols of celebrations and festivals such as weddings and the Tibetan New Year! You may recognize them as dumplings, dim sum, gyoza, or perogies; and you may see them in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and designs. Traditional Momos are a mix of dough, wrapped around your choice of fillings which may include vegetables or meat. A very simple food, yet a very tasty meal! TC Momos are not just food, but these Momos are made with love and hold many memories of Lhundup's father, family, friends, and life in Nepal.