After years of making them in his own kitchen, Sulav Magar is bringing his family's Nepalese dumplings to a food trailer near you.
Magar, 31, plans to open Momos — a mobile food trailer dishing up the steamed South Asian dumplings — later this month, with its opening scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.
Momos will be stationed in the parking lot of Insulated Superstructures, 1901 E. Prospect Road, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
"In Nepal, momos are a staple. It's like what pizza and burgers are here," said Magar.
After growing up in a Nepalese family — and learning the ins and outs of momos from his mom and grandma — Magar said he didn't really start making the dish on his own until he left home at 17 to join the U.S. Marine Corps.
"Momos are one of my favorite things to eat," he said. "I try to make them as much as possible."
Magar ultimately ended up in Fort Collins, arriving to the city roughly a decade ago to study sociology at Colorado State University. After graduating in 2016, he decided to stay put — all the while making Nepalese dishes for his friends and perfecting the blend of veggie, meat and herb-stuffed momos he grew up on.
"I wanted to bring the authentic dumplings I was raised on from Nepal to Colorado," he said. "I figured Fort Collins was the perfect town to bring this."
Momos will serve 10-piece orders of chicken, pork and veggie momos as well as sesame-tomato and peanut sauces for dipping. Its momo plates are $11.95 for the veggie variety and $12.95 for meat.
The food trailer will offer an online ordering option on its website as well as DoorDash delivery within a three-mile radius of its Prospect Road perch.
Eventually, you may see more than momos at Momos, with Magar considering a menu expansion one day.
"But for now," he added, "we wanted to focus on the true staple."
This article originally appeared on Fort Collins Coloradoan: Fort Collins restaurants: Nepalese dumpling trailer coming to town