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The Everest Momo started as a food truck in Sunnyvale. Now, three years, three more food trucks, and a brick-and-mortar later, Everest Momo’s head chef Shiv Basnet, who is originally from Nepal, wants everyone to know what momos are — and he wants to make the best momos out there. The Uptown Oakland location is the chain’s first brick-and-mortar, and the streamlined menu focuses on momos, or Nepalese dumplings. The chicken momos, stuffed with a blend of finely ground chicken and onion, have fragrant hints of garlic and ginger. The veggie momos are even better, stuffed with creamy paneer, cabbage, and onions. Don’t miss the light orange momo dipping sauce. It’s a slightly sweet, slightly vinegary, slightly spicy sauce made with tomatoes, onion, ginger, and garlic. Indo-Chinese dishes like fried rice and chow mein are made to order and make an excellent accompaniment to the momos.

— Katherine Hamilton

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