Sijan Plaza Restaurant has been in Mississauga for ages and is the ultimate textbook dive – located in a shady plaza filled with shady people and drunkards. But you gotta love the food! Isn’t that the typical – the diviest places have good food? Just think of that show – Drive Ins, Diners and Dives.
Sijan, near Cooksville Go Station, is a West Indian Chinese Restaurant with the owners being Chinese. Actually, I used to buy food from here on occasion years ago. For some reason I stopped going there for many years, and just yesterday I suddenly had a craving for Sijan’s roti and curry chicken.
I suggested to my daughter that we should pick up some food from Sijan and she was all for it. She is like me, we are foodies and will try anything at least once. Just order the food as take out and everything is fine!
It was as I remembered it from at least 8 years ago – Sijan’s outside is still rundown and shady looking, the interior is still dark and dreary, and the customers are still drunk? LOL. Actually, I have to admit the owners try and keep the restaurant looking clean, the tables were clean and the floors were as clean as they could manage.
We ordered roti and curry chicken, dhalpoure and curry goat, and pork and chicken special fried rice. We received fried chicken wings at no extra charge, which was a nice surprise.
The roti and curry dishes are served separated – the roti/dhalpouri on the side and the curry is placed in a bowl. I think their roti and curry are delicious even though they may not be the best quality. My curry chicken is as I remember it from years ago. The curry goat has a lot of bones, but the meat is tender and reminds me of lamb. I am aware that eating goat is an acquired taste; my daughter seemed to enjoy it. We love dipping the roti into the curry sauce, it is so tasty. I am pretty sure there is a lot of msg in the food because it is addicting, plus I need to drink a ton of water or pop. So this is something that we won’t eat on a regular basis.
We have not tried the special pork and chicken fried rice and chicken wings yet (I packed some for my lunch this morning). The rice looks good though with generous pieces of bbq pork and fried chicken topping the huge heaping of fried rice.
Address: SIjan Plaza Restaurant – 25 John St, Mississauga, ON