I have a huge obsession: Dosa. I am crazy about it, no joke. Malaysia was an amazing place to me, 40% was because of Dosa, 40% Nasi Lemak, and 20% everything. When I was promised that I would have Dosa in Hong Kong, I was ecstatic. And yes, I did get lots of huge, crispy, why-so-delicious dosas at Woodlands Vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong. Why the numerous Indian restaurants here in Korea cannot make a single dosa????
Just look at how thin and huge it is. Don’t you just love dosa?
Dosa “is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. It is indigenous to and is a staple dish in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as being popular in Sri Lanka” (Wikipedia — ahahahah plagiarism alerted). It is super thin, and thus super crispy. It is a tad sour but just right. It is huge and makes you feel happy the moment you lay eyes on it. One can write a thesis on dosa and its various versions. But in the end, dosa is just heaven. Excuse my rant, but you have no idea how much I adore and love dosa. Woodlands did not let me down with their selections of dosa. Every dosa I have tried was insane delicious.
Paper dosa served with sambar and chutney. The crispy crepe goes so well with potatoes, onions and spices. It was just too good. I cried my fucking eyes out when I swallowed the first bite.
Paper masala dosa, thinner than a paper
The potato filling — ugh golden goodness:
Mysore masala dosa. The spicy coating gave an extra kick to an already gorgeous dish.
Coconut spread inside the crepe in perfect harmony with potato filling:
We also tried Thali — it was surreal. I am sorry I don’t know the names of all the sauce there, but each was a masterpiece.
Not the cheapest meal I have had and certainly more expensive than dosa in Malaysia. But I’d pay anything for this heavenly stuff. The dosas I tried were around 60-70HKD and thali 80HKD.
Woodlands (Tsim Sha Tsui East exit G)
Wing On Plaza UG/Floor # 16 – 17
62, Mody Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong
12 — 3:30pm lunch, 6:30pm onwards dinner.