Kailash Momo, SE18 6ED

Tibetan and Nepalese restaurant in Woolwich.

The PVC-framed shopfront with its window-obscuring decals may give the impression of something little more than a takeaway, but hidden inside is a very pleasant little dining space, with ornately-decorated walls, varnished wooden tables, comfortably carpeted banquettes, and carved wooden upright seats.

Kake and Ewan visited on a Friday afternoon in May 2019. There was one other customer when we arrived around 2:30pm, and a couple more turned up while we were there. Peaceful music was playing, not too loud.

Gol gappa (aka pani puri; £3.50 for eight) photo were pretty good; the shells were crisp, fresh, and entirely leak-free, the filling was nicely flavoured with fresh coriander, and the water was tangy and spicy.

Steamed pork momo (£5 for ten) photo were also very good. The juicy filling was made from good-quality well-minced pork flecked with lightly fried onion, seasoned just right. The wrappers were smooth and not overly thick, and they were steamed perfectly.

Chilli momo (£6 for ten) photo were fried rather than steamed, and came thickly covered in a spicy sauce. They were very tasty dumplings, although the sauce was a little sweet and cloying.

A side dish of spinach in garlic sauce (£3.50) photo was again a hit — perfectly seasoned, and with a smoky flavour that we decided probably came from tempering cumin seeds in oil.

Tibetan butter tea (£1.50) was rich, buttery, and not too salty.

Service was basic but fine. They gave us a notepad to write our order numbers on, and we paid at the counter after eating. No service charge was added to the bill.

Kake's verdict: There's a lot more on the menu I'd like to try, and I'd happily come back.

Accessibility: No steps to get in, but the toilets are down a steep, narrow, winding staircase with a handrail on one side.

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Last visited by Kake and Ewan, May 2019. Opening hours taken from menu, May 2019.
OS X co-ord: 543627 OS Y co-ord: 178700 (Latitude: 51.489012 Longitude: 0.0673240)
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