Delicious street food truck takes second place for ‘best dish’ at Taste of Dublin awards

A popular Dublin food truck specializing in a South Indian specialty had a blast at the Taste of Dublin Awards after taking second place in the ‘best dish’ category.

Dosa Dosa, as the name suggests, serves the South Indian delicacy Dosa, a thin, flat bread packed with a variety of fillings such as potato masala, chicken Utappam and paneer.

The purple food truck is located on Grand Canal Street and Stoneybatter and is owned by Karthik Thiru.

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Dosa Dosa opened in Stoneybatter just before the pandemic hit. Although the lockdown has created a significant hurdle for the business, its growth has in no way been held back by a well-deserved popularity serving unique and exciting flavors at both Dublin locations.

The company said it had a “good time” at the Taste of Dublin awards last weekend. They said on social media: “Delighted to also be 2nd in the ‘best dish’ competition. Thank you for all the hard work from the Dosa Dosa team and the support from the Taste team!”

Dosa Dosa food

Owner Karthik spoke to Dublin Live in March about Dosa Dosa’s trip. He said: “It used to look like it does now, it was just a bad car park. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into making this space beautiful. The whole plan is to make it a sort of street food court.

“Griolladh came on board in September. Krewe arrived at the end of January. We are waiting for two more to join as well. We want real street vendors.

“Our food is real authentic street food. It’s real South Indian. I think we are the first in Dublin to offer such a wide range for this type of food.

“When customers try it, they say it’s completely different from the Indian food they normally get. Dosa is completely gluten-free.”

Karthik hails from a town called Thanjavur in southern India where he learned to cook with his mother.

He completed his masters at the University of Limerick in 2010/2011 and went on to work in IT, while missing the flavor of home. Finally in 2019, he decides to buy a Volkswagen that will be transformed into a kitchen, and Dosa Dosa was born.

Dosa Dosa on Grand Canal Street is open Wednesday through Sunday.


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