Updated: 28th Jan 2015; This restaurant has changed name to Taj Sweets & Restaurant.
There was a four-page spread on the newspaper the other day on lunch for under $10. We love these type of articles. It’s because we always try to find new places to eat out every week. Sometimes, we just plain run out of ideas.
Since it was a long weekend last week, we decided to travel a bit further for food. We ended up in Surrey’s Tasty Sweets and Restaurant, located on 12047, 80th Avenue. It’s one of those Indian restaurants that has a side counter where they sell all kinds of traditional Indian sweets.
We went for the Buffet Lunch which costs $8.99 per person. The spread was not a lot but it most certainly made up for the lack of quantity with quality. The main items on the buffet are:
- Butter Chicken
- Chicken Tandoori
- Chilli Paneer
- Palak Paneer
- Channa Masala
- Goat Masala
Not a lot right? But the quality certainly did not disappoint us at all. They use the best of spices and meat.
The naan were served hot off the clay oven. It was still hot when they come by every now and then asking if we needed more. They were one of the best naan we have ever tried — and it goes very well with the butter chicken and chilli paneer gravy. The naan were soft and fluffy.
For dessert, they had Gulab Jaman which is dried milk cream, deep fried and served warm with sugar syrup. This was really sweet.
We had a good meal although as always we ended stuffing ourselves so much we simply had to skip dinner again. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, I highly recommend this place.
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What is the bottom dish? Is that the dried, fried cream? It looks yummy!
hi Brother Ben and sister Suanne: I still say indian restaurant on #3 and westminster hwy has much better lunch buffet than the one you guys tried in Surrey. I mean the naan in surrey restaurant is burnt as per your pictures.
just my 2 cents…hey ..i am allowed as i am indo-canadian myself..remember!.laughing heartily as i type this
Hi Zee: You really think so? OK, I’ll try it and let you know what _I_ think! 🙂
Hi Wager Witch: Are you familiar with East Indian food? It’s something sweet … a kind of a dessert. Maybe a tad too sweet for many people. You can buy it from almost any Indian “Sweets” restaurant.
Hey Ben, since you work in Metrotown area, I highly recommend Saffron on Kingsway just west of Wilson(?) around 4200 block. Excellent buffet lunch for $9 something. Complimentary naan by the bastkets. IMHO they make very good butter chicken.
Hi LotusRapper: Oh yeah, I almost forgot about Saffron. Thanks for the reminder. I had always meant to try that place out. I know where that is … can’t miss that place driving along Kingsway, can you?
Hi, i’m not sure if you are confusing milk cake for Gulab but Gulab isn’t deep fried dried milk cream. It’s made from a batter and friend and then soaked in a rose water simple syrup.
fried not friend, sorry