Trust me to go to a place called Baba Sweets and eat only savory items. Regular readers won’t be surprised as they know I don’t have a sweet tooth.
Happy to say I’ve made another great discovery in my neighbourhood. I was actually aiming to try a place across the street, but their opening hours listed on-line are different from real life. With Baba Sweets & Restaurant in Burnaby already open, it was that time or never for lunch that day, so in I went.
I ordered the butter chicken lunch special and added an order of chicken pakora. Only after the food was brought out was I asked if I had someone joining me. Sheepishly I said, “Um…no. I didn’t realize my order would result in so much food!”
The lunch special includes different choices of main which comes with a small Indian salad, half a plate of rice, and four pieces of naan. This was all placed in front of me, with my chosen butter chicken main, then a full plate of chicken pakora was added to my table. Needless to say, I had leftovers.
I really liked the chicken pakora. I decided to test my taste buds and went for medium spice, instead of my regular choice of mild. The menu describes it as boneless chicken marinated in yogurt, ginger, and garlic, that is fried served then with chutney. Medium for me was definitely spicy! However, the chutney was the perfect cooling compliment, so as long as I ate them together, I could enjoy each bite. I can also attest that when I had them for leftovers the next day, the heat and flavour had intensified overnight.
Price generally matched the amount of food you receive (note to self) so I’ll remember that the next time I order. I am certain there will be a next time.