Hey there! Welcome back to ‘The Confessions of a Random Blogger!”
Today’s post is actually a collaboration with “The Oven and Me.”
So some backstory for you. The Oven and Me are actually best friends (outside of the blogging world). She’s an aspiring chef in the making, so she definitely knows her stuff! One day, we were jumping from restaurant to restaurant, as one does, when I had a Eureka moment.
She knows almost everything there is to know about food, and I can babble on about almost any subject you give me. Therefore, we’ve decided to review restaurants, cafés and bars in and around Pune.
Comment below if you like this post, and let me know if you would like to see it become a recurring series!
Momo’s Corrner is a small momo joint in Koregaon Park that I visit almost every week. It’s personally one of my favourite hangout spots in Pune.
Momo’s Corrner is smack dab in the centre of all the hustle and bustle of Koregaon Park.
It’s been very interesting to see their transformation from a small street food cart, to a full-fledged restaurant in just a matter of a few years. I remember the days when you had to park your car, run to the stall and grab your food, and run back to your car before the police could give you a ticket.
While it still is extremely hard to park here because of the always busy location, it is now absolutely deserving of the ‘restaurant’ title.
Menu, Momos, and Milkshakes
They sell absolutely every type of momo you could think of. You name it, they’ve got it. . They have it all.
From your regular-old, always dependable steamed chicken momos, to fiery, furiously-spicy chilli Chinese momos, to a magical, crispy-crunchy Kurkure momo concoction that shouldn’t work, but does.. They have it all.
My personal favourite? The bright red, scorching-hot tandoori chicken momos. Simply to die for.
Every plate of momos is served with 6 angelic pieces and a volcanic-red, spicy chutney that is sure to burn your taste buds off, but somehow in a good way. The grocery store next door is extremely conveniently placed for running to in the event of a spice emergency!
However, I guess they’ve realised this, because they’ve now introduced a juice centre inside the restaurant, which offers a variety of fresh fruit juices and milkshakes. I would personally suggest ordering a milkshake; simply because of that whole theory that milk is supposed to help diffuse the effect of spice. Does anyone know if that’s actually true?
General Ambience, Seating, and Service
While the seating arrangement is honestly perfectly fine, eating there can get a little crowded. Their newly introduced tables and chairs do help somewhat, I would recommend grabbing your momos and eating them while strolling through Koregaon Park. I mean, obviously after the pandemic- keep your face masks on people!
Although the restaurant is almost always packed with people, which would understandably be very hectic and confusing for employees; their servers and employees are always impressively organised and put-together.
While you might have to wait in line for a few minutes, I’ve never had to wait for longer than 5 minutes to receive my food after my order was placed. They seem to have a very clear system in place.
As a semi-broke college student in Pune, having such an affordable yet delicious option available is genuinely a blessing. Although prices have increased steadily over the past few years, this is to be expected, as both their restaurant’s size and quality have increased with it.
While Rs. 200 won’t even get you a cup of coffee at your nearest Starbucks, it guarantees you 2 steamed plates of momos and a milkshake, if you play your cards right!
- Try to go as early as you can, because although they close pretty late, they do run out of the best momos much earlier than that.
- This is probably extremely obvious, but I’m sure some of you might just be as stupid as I am. Don’t touch your eyes after eating the extremely spicy momos. (A story for another time).
- As I mentioned before, it’s extremely difficult to get parking in this area, so you’ll either have to make marathon timings from your car and back, or just come in a 2 wheeler/walking.
- For some reason, they don’t have a credit card system in place yet, so make sure you always have actual cash on hand.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed my review of what I think is one of the best restaurants in Pune. A must visit local hangout spot.
Comment some recommendations of other restaurants you would like me to review!
To read a more in depth analysis of their menu (fancy culinary things), check out The Oven and Me‘s post! Follow my blog to get updated each time I post!
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Until Next Time.