|Look for the bright pink awning past the Tim Horton's|
The restaurant is small and modest, a family run business that has been around for over a decade according to the owner, who says he has no plans to go anywhere and hopes to be in business for many more years to come.
We started with masala dossa each, which I can claim to never have had before this. It consists of a thin, crispy crepe, enveloping lightly seasoned potatoes that were both delicious and strangely addictive all at the same time. Lest you think that it is eaten like a burrito, like I initially thought, it is actually eaten by breaking off a piece of the crepe, pinching some of the potato in it, and dipped into the sambar or coconut and mint chutney that accompanies it. The sambar is a savory, spiced lentil soup, that combined with the masala dossa makes for a magical combination of flavors - spicy, savoury, and refreshing all at once. @michpetersjones said dossas are often eaten as a breakfast dish in India and when bought at a restaurant, is often larger, like the size of the table we were eating at large - yes, that portion is meant for a single person.
Lastly, we had a paratha, which is similar to a puff pastry. It is a thin, flat bread, but has a myriad of delicate layers that make it up. It is served with chickpeas and the two are meant to be eaten together. The delicate paratha melts in your mouth, giving way to a tangy, thick mouthful of chickpeas.
The whole meal was quick, moolicious, extremely filling, and inexpensive. Although it is only open for lunch, I would definitely recommend that you take the time to check this place out. I know that I will be back!
Savoy Health Cafe
11010 51 Ave