A Dippy-Do Da at Dosa Paragon

20190813_175203Dosa Paragon
735 Yates St
Victoria, BC

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Phone: 778-440-2206

ES: It’s been years since I ventured into the strip mall in between Yates and View. Gone is Hernandez, and there was another mexi place if I recall correctly, but the scents did not entice me to try. Maybe it’s because I needed the flavours of India to do the trick?

Don suggested this place before a movie, and for quick bites, this place certainly does the trick.

DK: Dosa Paragon is no small miracle. This restaurant is, to the best of my knowledge, Victoria’s first Dosa-focused spot ever. In my 16 years here I can only recall one place that ever even had Dosa on the menu (down on Yates by Warehouse); and they shut down years ago.

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Dosa Paragon has been open barely a month and already seems way busier than the deceased joint on Yates ever was.

ES: I had a tough time deciding in what I want. All I knew is that after all the spicy goodness I’d have, I’d need ice cream afterwards, no matter what I ordered. But that’s besides the point. The butter chicken was great to fill me up. It was cooked just right, with the all the fillings to get me clucking for a different reason. The heat from the spices. If Don didn’t notice the little smoke signals (fog) developing on my glasses, it was there after the third bite or so.

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This won’t stop me from coming back though. I need ma Papadums–or in this establishment’s case, they have Uthappam. The diversity of options will keep me going through the Fall month.

DK: Thank God Ed’s glasses were fogged up — that prevented him from seeing me dip my Dosa in rice pudding like the clueless gora I am.

Thankfully it doesn’t matter how you decide to consume any of the South Indian staples on the menu. Everything is a comfort. I have wasted away 35 years of life not eating sambar and masala dosa every week. I’m exaggerating a little, but come November I will definitely be chasing away the dreary days with a little dosa.

4 Blokes out of 5

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