Journalist Sarah Efron explores strip malls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants in search of the city's best ethnic food

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This place sells five samosas for a buck—and they're actually good!

People line up to get samosas at Samosa King in Scarborough, and it's not hard to figure out why. The veggie samosas are five for a buck, a measly 20 cents. The meat samosas are two for a dollar.

All photos in this post by Dana Lacey
Part of the Embassy Restaurant at 5210 Finch Ave. East, this place has beautiful displays of gorgeous looking Indian sweets. They're sickly sweet, but you have to appreciate the visual presentation.

They have heaps of other deep-fried goodies made of potato, lentil and chick peas that are pretty good. The main attraction, the samosas, don't disappoint. True, they are smaller than your standard samosa, but the dough is fresh and they're good and spicy.

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  1. Mmm... I've been here before. It was excellent! (http://clara-jean.blogspot.com/2010/07/samosa-king.html)

    You have an excellent blog! :D


  2. tried the place today, my samosas were hot, yum

  3. do they have an outlet in western GTA?
    WEST of 400 basically...


  4. Looks like they only have the one location, in Scarborough.

  5. i had my first visit today and i was blown away. 5 amazing somosas for 1$ and i had the chicken biryani which was 5$ and packed w tonnes of chicken and even a whole piece of tandoori chicken and a whole boiled egg too! definitely going back- maybe tmw!

  6. Love this place, definitely some of the best and most consistent veggie samosas in the city!