Sector-6 is the most crowded market spot in Dwarka, owing to the conglomeration of various kinds of business establishments ranging from retail stores, ration and departmental stores, mini shopping malls, brand outlets, and whatnot. It’s almost never bereft of people. People dread bringing their vehicles to Sector-6 because of the unavailability of parking spaces in this chaotic scene. Almost always teeming with an array of cars, bikes, and rickshaws; stuck in the usual jams and people wending their ways around and between these vehicles.
Besides the crazy milieu, Sector-6 has been known for its variety of small street food vendors that have always been scattered around the marketplace. From chaat and Chinese to North Indian street food, people never run out of options because of the varied nature of these vendors and their stalls. Out of these, there’s one place which was started by 6 people from Nepal in 2016 and everyone knows about it there and every other restaurant owner envies how much crowd this one place gathers, every single day. That obviously includes weekdays as well. Well, that's a Hot & Tasty Restaurant for you!
Talking about ordering, I was utterly confused as to what to order after going through the variety of options in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, but then decided to order one from each kind; steamed, three types of Tandoori Momos & Afghani Momos and Hot & Tasty special Kurkure Momos. Here’s what I dug my momo-craving teeth into here!
I landed onto these - fat pockets of cottage cheese stuffed with delectable spices, coated with savoury Afghani flavour, served with onion rings in green chutney along with red chilli chutney. One bite and your mouth are confused if it’s really paneer you’re tasting, ‘cause it’s different and certainly flavourful, with the right amount of spiciness! Paneer Afghani cost us 130 bucks, which we thought was a bit too much for cottage cheese dumplings. So even if you’re a vegetarian, you’ll not be missing any of the savoury goodness at Hot & Tasty.
Next, I chose to order something classic and basic. Their Chicken Steamed Momos were good but could’ve been better. They were served with spicy red chilli chutney and mayo. They did taste good and savoury with these, but without the chutney and mayo, they were just too basic. Or maybe I was too hungover on Tandoori Momos - you can just visit and find out on your own! You can even try their fried steamed momos should you choose to savour momos other than their Tandoori ones. A full plate of these cost us 120 bucks.
When I laid eyes on these on the menu, I was like, “What even is this?”! Me being curious, so I gave them a go. And boy, I was glad I did! These were the stars of our momo-tasting journey.”
Imagine, steamed dumplings of nicely seasoned chicken, wrapped around with breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Deep-fried may not always be good for those glutes, but we all know deep-fried things are always delish! These were super crunchy as promised, with flavourful chicken inside. They tasted even better with the red chilli chutney and mayonnaise. Surely a must-try, they cost us Rs 120. They also serve this style with vegetables and paneer momo.
Feeling those sudden, random momo cravings right about now? If you’re in Dwarka, Hot & Tasty is the place to be! Whether you’re a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, Hot & Tasty’s an impressive place to satiate those sudden hunger pangs and cravings for momo and has an elaborate menu for other food options under Chinese cuisine.
The only drawback is the chaotic location and the lack of proper seating. They take payments in cash and now even have Paytm, which surely helps during these cashless times. Overall, this place is a must-visit if you’re living in Dwarka, or even just visiting. As for me, I’ll keep visiting for sure!
Location | Shop no - G-7, Sector 6 Market, Dwarka