Re-live the TOIFA magic!

Dec 19 2017, 3:42 pm

TOIFA kicked off with a bang in beautiful British Columbia as the People’s Choice Awards for Indian Cinema. If you’re still looking to hold on to the TOIFA magic, here are some ideas for you:

– Watch the awards show airing this Sunday, June 16 on Sony TV.


– Get the Official TOIFA Souvenir Book (collector’s edition) as a keepsake of the event. The 160 page book includes nomination guides, event recaps, celebrity bios, a guide to 100 years of Indian cinema and more! Proceeds of the sales go to support the BC Children’s Hospital. Get yours today at
– Grab some Indian flavour at one of our local Indian eateries. Check out our top picks. Call ahead and see if they’ll play the show on Sunday night!



1480 11th Avenue West, Vancouver

With a unique twist to the traditional cuisine, Chef Vikram Vij’s food is renowned for his creativity. Come early as the wait can be a while, but every bite will be worth it!

Must-Try Dish: Curried Chickpeas and Sweet Potato-Ricotta “Cookies”


Tandoori Kona

170-11700 Cambie Road, Richmond

For the rich Indian cuisine experience, Tandoori Kona is a delight. Located in Richmond, this restaurant is small in size but big in taste!

Must-Try Dish: Paneer Pakoras and Goat Curry


Indian Bistro

1157 Davie Street, Vancouver

Walking through the West End and want a bite? Try Indian Bistro. With affordable prices, large portions, savoury dishes and great decor, Indian Bistro will give you the full Indian experience.

Must-Try Dish: Tandoori Sizzlers


Tasty Indian Bistro

8295 120 Street, Delta

A family restaurant in Surrey, Tasty Indian Bistro provides an up-scale ambience with bang for your buck. With a mix of Indian delicacies and modern-day meals, Tasty Indian Bistro is a must-try. Oh! And the paneer will melt in your mouth!

Must-Try Dish: Papdi Chaat, Chilli Paneer


Written by Vineeta Minhas (@vinminhas), a contributor for Vancity Buzz and Desi Ink Magazine. Connect with Desi Ink @desiinkmag and on Facebook.



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