Sherman's Food Adventures: House of Dosas

House of Dosas

Alright, this was the last late night hockey on Wednesday for awhile. Apparently, Brit will be off limits during the Olympics. So, I really needed to make our post-hockey meal count. Seeing how Kim had mentioned that House of Dosas is now open 24 hours, it looked like a good bet. It's definitely something different, especially in a sea of Northern Indian cuisine. You see, most of what you see as "Indian" food is actually from the Punjab. Dosas are representative of Southern Indian cuisine. Made of lentil flour, these "crepes" are often filled with potato, paneer and curries.

Initially, I was a bit weary of heading over to House of Dosas for late night eats. Hey, it can be quite spicy, depending on the filling. Probably not the best idea just before bedtime. Whatever the case, I was willing to take the chance. I ended up getting the Lamb Dosa. Nothing particularly interesting with that choice except for the fact I asked for it to be spicy. When I mean spicy, I mean "burning in your mouth, on your tongue, down your esophagus, warm-in-your-tummy hot". While eating it, I had to resist drinking any water. While trying to rest my mouth, I was able to enjoy the thin, crispy dosa. Served on the side was Sambar and the usual chutneys - coconut and spicy tomato.

I found that the lamb filling inside the dosa to be quite plentiful and of course spicy. The lamb itself was tender. Polka King chose a milder Lamb Palak Dosa and it too was full of filling. Compared to Mayuri and Desi Dosa Madras, I think the one I had here at the House of Dosas to be better in terms of the dosa and filling. I would come here again even if it were not 2:00am. I'll just skip the spicy version because I paid for it dearly 5 hours later...

The Good:
- Light, crispy dosa
- Plenty of filling
- Very nice staff

The Bad:
- Place could be tidier

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6 comments:

Yen said...

mm, I've never had a dosa. Would you suggest coming here for my first one? : )

Sherman said...

Yes, this is a great place to try one. I think they're cheaper on Mondays @ $5.99.

trisha said...

i like this place but i think it's too small. when i went it was really busy and we were far too close to the neighbours. maybe i should go at 2am?

Sherman said...

It is tight when busy. Yes, go at 2am. Wait, to be safe, try 4am...

miraj k said...

Sherman:
You may want to try the veg dosa next-time. south indian cuisine is famous for vegetarian & fish dishes. i particularly liked the 'alu-gobi' & 'prawn/fish curry' items when i visited south india. i have to try House of Dosa soon & see if they are as good!

Sherman said...

miraj K, yes, thanks for the veggie suggestion. But people who know me... know that I'd pick meat first. LOL...