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Canada’s Largest Dosa: A Culinary Adventure

Toronto, a melting pot of cultures, beckons food enthusiasts with its diverse culinary landscape. Today, we embark on a gastronomic adventure to uncover the secrets of the biggest dosa in Canada. Buckle up, fellow foodies, as we delve into the world of crispy crepes, tantalizing chutneys, and aromatic spices.

The Dosa: A South Indian Delight

Dosa, a beloved South Indian dish, has transcended borders and captured hearts worldwide. Imagine a thin, golden-brown crepe made from fermented rice and lentil batter. Its delicate texture conceals a tangy flavor that dances on your taste buds. Traditionally served with sambar (a spicy lentil soup) and chutney, dosa is a South Indian breakfast staple but equally delightful as a snack or light meal.

Over the years, many varieties of dosa have been prepared & served in the restaurant. In fact, there will be a huge menu for just dosa. Paper dosa, ghee dosa, rocket dosa, masala dosa, stuffed dosa, cheese dosa, the list just goes on. My all time favourite is paper dosa.

The Quest Begins: Seeking the Giant Dosa

Our journey led us to Ishq, a pure vegetarian nestled in Scarborough (a district of Toronto). With anticipation in our hearts, my husband and I set off on our largest dosa adventure. The drive was peppered with excitement, and the tantalizing aroma of spices seemed to guide us.

Ishq: Where Vegetables Rule Supreme

Ishq—a name that evokes passion and flavor—welcomed us with open arms. The dining room surprised us with its spaciousness, two tiers of seating, and an abundance of tables. The ambiance was cozy yet vibrant, promising an unforgettable experience. They also had a heated and covered patio and so we chose to sit there. After 6:30 PM, you might find yourself waiting around 30 minutes to be seated, so it’s recommended to show up a tad early.

The Five Feet Dosa: A Monument of Flavor


And there it stood—the Five Feet Dosa! No explanation required. Five times the taste, five times the fun. This colossal dosa stretched across our table, defying gravity. The entire dosa was crispy—it was truly a masterpiece. We marvelled at its sheer size, wondering how many hungry souls it could satisfy. The price of the five-foot dosa was $24.99 at the time of writing this post. This dosa is perfect for 3 people.

Pairing Perfection: 4 Kinds Of Chutneys 

Every dosa deserves worthy companions. The 5 ft dosa came with 4 kinds of chutneys. Coconut chutney, Tomato chutney, Peanut chutney & a thick chutney that had the taste of ginger, tamarind & tomato. To my surprise, it didn’t come with Sambar. We also ordered Vada-lentil fritters, that came with Sambar so we could dip the dosas in sambar as well.

We dipped our dosa into different chutneys, the symphony of flavors left us speechless.

A Sweet & Bold Conclusion: Filter Coffee

We had the perfect finale to our dosa adventure by devouring rich & bold filter coffee. Filter coffee is a must have after having dosa. The experience of drinking filter coffee in a traditional stainless steel tumbler and saucer is deeply embedded in the social fabric of southern India.

The filter coffee from Ishq tasted incredibly delish, it was creamy & rich.

Watch our experience in this video.

In Retrospect

Our drive back home was filled with contentment. The giant dosa had left an indelible mark on our palates. Ishq had woven magic with its vegetarian offerings, proving that vegetables could indeed rule supreme.

Your Turn: Share Your Food Adventures

Have you discovered a culinary gem? Share your experiences in the comments below. And remember, sometimes the biggest flavors come in the most unexpected packages.

Ishq – Traditionally Veg

  • Address: 2007 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1L 2M9, Canada
  • Phone: +1 (416) 285-0919
  • Open Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Visit Ishq’s Website:

Disclaimer: Prices, menu items, and availability may vary, do check their website before visiting. 


Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...