OH HAI! So like, after living in Parramatta for close to 5 years now it seems almost ridiculous that I haven’t eaten in nearby Harris Park more often! But then the other day I dreamt about eating a dosa. I tend to have random dreams about food and until I eat it I become obsessed with finding one and eating it!
So after waking completely ravenous a quick google search and short drive later we found ourselves at Billu’s (62 Wigram Street, Harris Park). I’m chucking photos from a couple visits into this post so don’t be alarmed, I didn’t eat all this in one go 😛
The Ghee Roast Masala Dosa ($11.90) is freaking massive. I mean, just look at it! I reckon if I’d picked it up it’d be half the length of my body! Flakey and crispy on the edges and more crepe-like in the centre, the dosa is stuffed with buttered potatoes and is demolished with ease and satisfies my dosa dream. There’s about 14 other dosa’s on Billu’s menu and methinks I will be working my way down that list shortly..
On our second visit we are seated near the front of the restaurant and after watching some frying action I couldn’t resist the…
Channa Bhatura ($8.50, weekend special) aka GIANT PUFF OF HAPPINESS! It was fried, it was crispy and seriously how can you not smile at a giant deep fried puff? There was much satisfaction at squishing a puff before ripping off shreds and dunking into the accompanying chickpea masala.
I wasn’t sure if a giant puff would fill me up when I ordered it so as back up I randomly picked Billu’s Khasta Kachori ($8, weekend special) off the menu. The pile o stuff was so tasty but oh man was it filling with quartered deep fried puffed pastry discs topped with spicy moong dal stuffing.
Noods always has a soft spot for the Lamb Biryani ($15.90) and although I’m generally not a huge fan of biryani the rice is fragrant with spices and saffron and holds massive amounts of tender lamb.
And then there was that time where we had ordered some Garlic Cheese Naan ($4), Chicken Madras ($15.90) and Rice ($3) and discovered our chilli tolerances were all kinds of fail and had to order a Mango Lassi stat. But it was a good kind of burning. We couldn’t stop eating it and alternated bites between chugs of the mango lassi.
The Mango Lassi ($3.50 each) is soothing and refreshing and helps with the oh-god-my-tongue-is-on-fire burning though we did have to order another ahem 3 rounds haha
The display case at the front of the restaurant houses desserts of all the colours of the rainbow but on all our visits we’ve just been way too stuffed to try any argh so next time I’ll promise to save some room!