TakeoutBaba Sweets & Restaurant


Tre and I are really into Indian style food. We like how the spices, textures and sauces marry with one another. What’s unusual about Baba Sweets is — it’s located in the burbs. Burnaby to be exact. We have driven by this place occasionally and have noticed the bright, banana yellow sign, but never actually checked it out. A friend had recommended it, so we thought we would give it a go.

The storefront doesn’t look anything special. In fact, it’s difficult to tell Baba’s is a restaurant. It looks more like a cafe or deli. At first, I was apprehensive about ordering something here, unfamiliar with all the strange but tasty looking sweets displayed. I was completely mesmerized by the different colors and shapes of sweets — until Tre reminded me we were here to order dinner. So we got down to business.

We ordered the butter chicken, their specialty. Boneless chicken marinated in special sauce cooked with garlic, ginger, cream, onions, fresh tomatoes and spices. It’s pretty good. The chicken was fairly tender and not at all dry. The sauce was delicious. Aloo Gobi is cauliflower and potatoes cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes and spices. This dish was not bad, but can sometimes be a bit dry. Their fish pakora is fish marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic and battered fried. The fish was alright, not dry and not at all greasy. The sauce that came with it was a little weird for me, but Tre liked it. Vegetable Biryani: Basmati rice cooked with fresh veggies and spices. The rice was good, no complaints here. Their Naan bread was surprisingly disappointing. It was over cooked and extremely dry. We have since tried the naan bread a number of times and it’s been good so far. For dessert — Gulab Jamun. Made from dry milk and deep fried and dipped in honey. This is one of our favorite desserts. I wouldn’t recommend eating too many of these — they’re really sweet and can be heavy for such little suckers.

Overall, this place is worth checking out. The prices are slightly higher than you might expect for take out. But we think its worth it. We’d rather pay a little more for tastier homemade food.

UPDATE: Tre and I have finally tried their famed samosas, since they’re usually sold out before we get to them. These samosas are awesome! I’m not sure what they put in the batter, but it’s light and flaky. I can see why their samosas are their best sellers!

The Details

7561 6th Street, Burnaby

9285 120 Street, North Delta

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