It always seems like too long since we have had dosa mostly as I would happily eat it everyday of my life. As a healthy, naturally vegan and so tasty crepe that can be filled with whatever you want, why would we want to eat anything else? Anyway, I stumbled across Dosa Delight in Langley on Google Maps and we decided to give them a try.
Dosa Delight, Langley - Vegan Options
DD is located in an outside mall on 200th street, adjacent to Chucky Cheese (that should be enough of a landmark for most people). They must be a fairly new business as I remember seeing Legendary Noodle in this location.
We happily ordered our usual favourite South Indian starter, the Idli / Vada Combo. The vada (deep fried lentil donut) was wonderfully fresh out of the fryer and crispy. The idli (steamed rice pillows) were soft and perfect for sopping up the trio of chutneys and sambar. Most underrated vegan starter ever!
We always like to try something that we have never had before, if we can. This soup is called Rassam. It is a tamarind based spicy soup with a few dried chilis floating around in it. It was delicious and just spicy enough to give me the hiccups! This should be our go to cure for a cold.
We had never had Chili Idli before either. This was the above mentioned idli, diced up and deep fried with vegetables and a chili sauce. The idli was crispy despite being drenched in the tasty sauce. I feel like this might not travel as well as the crispiness is half the allure at least. Very nice!
The star of the show is always the dosa. This was the Hyderabadi Dosa and I photographed it at a weird angle so I could fit in the crispy ends. The ultimate simple and delicious food, dosa are a thin crispy crepe made with some combination of flours, usually a mixture of ground lentil and rice but there are huge variations. If I understood correctly, what made this dosa 'Hyderabadi' was a spice called gunpowder which is a mix of so many ingredients but almost lent a cheese feel to the dosa. Always served with sambar and the usual trio of chutneys, this dosa came with some kind of potato mixture that was slightly creamy and slightly spicey. So amazing! It is no wonder that dosa joints are popping up here and there!
Finally, we tried the Veg Kothu Paratha. To make a long story short, it is essentially shredded roti with a spicy masala sauce. Sometimes traditionally, this is made with eggs so be aware. Our server and chef were both aware of our plant-based desires and the chef even delivered this last dish to our table and assured us that everything had been prepared vegan. He also wanted to know how we were enjoying everything which was nice. This was another flavorful and rich preparation!
Sort of a typical no frills place where emphasis is on the food, we were comfortable enough and everyone was attentive. Potions are generous and we ended up with quite a bit to go. Having forgotten to bring our own take out containers (see my previous rant) we used a couple of theirs. The menu here is extensive and their are many more things that can be prepared plant-based. Thank you so much, Dosa Delight!
Food 4 1/2 out of 5
Vegan Options 4 1/2 out of 5
Comfort 3 1/2 out of 5
Service 4 1/2 out of 5
Value 4 1/2 out of 5
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