Respond to Review of Govardhan Thal
by David Milmine
Review: I visited Govardhan Thal , as I am going to be working in the Scarborough community for the next month or so. Needed a good place to eat -- and one that was going to provide me with great Vegan options. I found it at Govardhan Thal. Nothing spectacular as far as teh appearance of the location -- but comfortable -- and the food was amazing. Fresh , very flavourful. When I first arrived I was checking out the selections and wasn't completely sure what was or wasn't vegan. Fortunatly , an indian lady who was there purchasing take out realized that the counter staff couldn't communicate with me , and jumped in to ask this "white" guy if she could answer any questions. She spoke with the lady behind the counter and got the handle on what I was looking for and communicated it for me. It was only a couple of moments later that the gentleman who owned the restaurant showed up. He immediately took up my cause -- he was so friendly and helpful. He was making fresh flat breads -- several different Roti's -- one was made with chickpeas but had black beans inbedded as well ... incredibly good -- the dals / lentils and veggie dishes that were on the buffet -- were as mentioned fresh and very well seasoned. Nothing was too "hot" or "spicy" that I couldn't enjoy it. (sometimes some places , especially native indian cooks really go heavy on the curry ... not the case here) ... Water on the table and all you can eat for under $10. Best indian food -- REAL indian food that I have had in a long long time. Ya have to know its good when Indian people were dining here. I was the only "white" man in the restaurant -- but I was spoiled by the manager/owner. Will I go back again ... I'll be back in Scarborough next week and will definetly be returning for another go at the buffet !!!