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Babu (Scarborough)

Posted by Staff / Listed on September 29, 2011 / review policy

Babu Scarborough TorontoBabu in Scarborough is one of two Babu restaurants specializing in Eelam and Indian food. The shop is open until 12 a.m. each day for those late-night dosai cravings, and also offers sweets and baked goods.

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n. replying to a comment from sanchez / August 12, 2012 at 02:06 pm
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by the way, this restaurant is scrumptious.
SL-Cdn / August 24, 2012 at 10:15 am
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After visiting this restaurant on my first visit to Toronto seven years ago, it confirmed to me that I needed to move to Toronto. 6 Years later, I moved back and am excited that such a restaurant is still flourishing and still making such delicious food with such great value and efficient service.
Ruwan / July 5, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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Hi, just want to make one clarification. There is no country called Eelam. Eelam is the an ancient tamil word for Sri Lanka found in the tamil dictionary. This place serves Sri Lankan food of the tamil background. Just wanted to help someone who might get confused with the description. Thanks
Yohan / September 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm
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Actually, the term "Eelam" referred to certain areas where a particular ethnic group claimed its origins from; So while it was loosely inferred as the nation of "Ceylon" later on by the same ethnicities for reasons of residence, in the old days, the term apparently strictly referred to areas where this ethnicity was in majority. The term was then appropriated as "Hela" by other ethnicities from the island/nation of Ceylon, and eventually converted into the Indianised term of "Sinhala".
So it would not be incorrect to assume that if one claims a cuisine to be "Eelam cuisine", it would refer to the cuisine of people who originally identified themselves as "from Eelam" or from "South India" or however you want to interpret that term as... i.e. A cuisine that is distinctly different from say other cuisines in that part of the world…
Rajan / October 1, 2013 at 01:40 pm
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This place is not suitable for catering for functions. They do not honor the choices of curries ordered. They just supply whatever they have with them. Terrible service!
anne / October 30, 2013 at 04:23 pm
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BEST EELAM FOOD EVER !!!! BEST TAMIL FOOD EVER !!!

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