House of Dosas

On Sunday I went to my friend L’s birthday party. The plan was to go eat near Stanley park then go biking after, but sadly it just had to rain on that day, so we had to change plans. L chose the restaurant House of Dosas on Fraser and Kingsway. I was really excited to try it out since I don’t normally eat Indian food and certainly never dosas (Indian crepe/pancake). I have only ever had butter chicken.. twice.

The restaurant was conveniently located right beside the bus stop so I did not have to walk far. There was only one other table there on Sunday at around noon. The restaurant interior was small, but clean. The server was also very friendly and when we requested to change the TV channel so that we can follow the hockey game (Game 4, Vancouver versus San Jose!), he happily obliged.

House of Dosas - Interior

I ordered a beef curry dosa and one of my friends ordered the eggplant curry. We shared so that we can try more dishes. When the orders arrived after 10 minutes, I was pleasantly surprised at the size. It was a large generous serving and both looked and smelled delicious!

Beef curry dosa $9.99CAD

The inside was filled with pieces of beef and potatoes and curry. I asked for medium spicy and it was just right. The crepe that surrounds the beef curry was cooked just right and tasted crispy at the ends and soft near the center. It added a whole new meaning to crepes!

Inside of the beef curry dosa

The eggplant curry on the other hand was just okay compared to the dosa. It was a bit salty for my liking, and if I come back again (which I’m sure I will!), I will definitely order their dosas again!

Eggplant Curry $9.99CAD

I left the restaurant feeling very, very full and satisfied. It was fun to try out a new restaurant and new food. It’s been a while since I did that! I heard that every Monday is dosas day, and during a certain period of time on Mondays their dosas are only $6.99? Maybe for those who have not tried it but would like to, that would be a good time to go!

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Bird

The weather has been consistently sunny for the past couple of days. Two days ago, dad decided to take our pet bird, named Bird, out to the backyard to get some fresh air and to enjoy the nice April weather with us!

Curious Bird

I want a pet dog. My favorite being the Japanese Shiba inu. <3 Birds are pretty cute as well though. Observing animal behavior is so much fun. They do the funniest things~ No wonder I’m in animal biology.

Yoyo from Taiwan

Boston Pizza

Last night I went for a late dinner at Boston Pizza in Burnaby (beside Metrotown). There was a line-up because of the Canucks playoff game that was going on at the time. It was the end of the third period and Nashville had tied the game at 1-1.. It was going into overtime. Finally a table opened up. By this time, I was starving.

First off, we ordered BBQ chicken wings to start.

BBQ Chicken Wings

The sour cream dip that came with these wings were delicious! The wings tasted great by themselves too. The meat was tender and flavorful and came right off the bone.

Next up, the pasta and burger:

Boston Lasagna

Whiskey River Burger with Fries

The lasagna was alright, but I liked the burger better. The lasagna noodles were kind of dry and the sauces didn’t mix together all that nicely. Compared to the whiskey river burger, it just wasn’t as appetizing. The burger came with a juicy beef patty as well as a few slices of bacon and BBQ sauce. The whiskey river burger at Red Robin’s is still the best though!

Ratings:

Food 3/5
Service 3/5
Value 3/5
Overall: 3/5

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