Too frequently individuals limit their brunch choices to a la carte egg dishes, fruit, pastries and bread based desserts. It might be time to rethink brunch and attempt an Asian take with this superb meal. Dhaba, among the stone of King Street West in downtown Toronto, provides a lavish brunch on weekends for meat lovers and vegetarians of all ages. This is welcome news for those people who partake of their daily dinner buffet, possibly the best bargain in the city. Different Decor What sets Dhaba besides several Indian eateries, especially the ones on Queen Street West, is the contemporary and relaxing interior. The restaurant underwent a renovation courtesy of Restaurant Makeover. It currently has a spacious and not as cluttered and understated style. It is nice to fill your plate without feeling bloated. The Indian restaurants around Queen Street west are extremely small, plump and old. Incredible Variety and Quality Unlike several Indian buffets in Toronto, Dhaba provides a wide selection of dishes available on three different serving stations: cold, dinner and hot. The chilly table has heaps of vegetarian and meat dishes that are tasty but not spicy. Some of the highlights are the spicy noodles (they always go first), the pakoras which are fried savory vegetable fritters and the raita, homemade yogurt with spices, which is essential. The popular dining table, against the brick wall, has familiar Punjabi (Northern Indian) items, including, naan (bread out of the clay oven), rice, daal (cooked creamy lentils), saag paneer (light cheese cubes ready in a creamy rapini gravy), tandoori chicken, butter chicken, goat, fish and vegetable korma (stew). On Sundays one dish is included: masala dosa, a South Indian rice pancake served plain or filled with sausage or fried eggs and condiments. Kids like to split into a dosa and eat it with their hands. It is the ultimate finger food. Don’t Forget Dessert If you’re a novice at Indian buffets have an open mind and try as many things as possible including the desserts. The kheer, Indian rice pudding with cardamom and nuts, is decadent. Dhaba’s take this basic dessert is the greatest by far in Toronto. It is indeed aromatic and delicious. The gulab jamun, milkballs in sweet syrup will also be delicious. They are like little round sandwiches which have been marinating in maple syrup. There is also ice cream and semolina sweets for the less daring foodie.