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Momo magic: For this Nepalese dumpling pop-up, it’s ‘what’s inside that counts’

Momo magic: For this Nepalese dumpling pop-up, it’s ‘what’s inside that counts’
The immigrant family behind Momo Shack built a new community for themselves around dumplings.

Before she was at the center of Momo Shack Himalayan Dumplings, one of North Texas’ hottest pop-up food concepts, Minu Amatya began each workday driving a moped through the bustling streets of Lalitpur, Nepal, to work as a teller at Nepal Bank Limited. When she learned about the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, a U.S. State Department lottery that grants 55,000 visas annually to countries with low numbers of immigrants to the United States, she filled out applications for every member of her family.

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