I've been on a Diwali kick for the last couple of days. Yesterday: Saravanaa Bhavan and today: Prayag Raj.
I would like to thank grayelf for supplying the first intel on this place. She reported on the Urban Diner site that a newish Gujarati restaurant just opened in Vancouver at Kingsway and Joyce. This is the only Gujarati restaurant we have in town (...we had one many years ago butit had since closed, grayelf also reported.)
Gujarati food (from Western India) is vegetarian and is typically light (in both body and spiciness), fresh, and slightly sweet. Wikipedia can elaborate on this cuisine better than me : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarati...
I tried the Diwali special Gujarati thali and the Bhindi (fried okra). The spicing is subtle and nuanced. The food tasted fresh, light and healthy.
Prayag Raj is an excellent addition to the Vancouver ethnic scene... And definitely an excellent alternative to the predominantly Northern Indian scene in town. I cannot wait to go back.
More pics http://picasaweb.google.com/gustibus....