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In Focus | Harry Dosanj of Poppadoms

Harry Dosanj of Poppadoms is part of a family of pioneers and entrepreneurs. They started Poppadoms from an ideal to create true-to-its-roots Indian food and have seen it flourish into one of the premier restaurants in Kelowna. It's always a good sign when other local business owners want to eat at your place!

Dedication to this same ideal is what led his mom and sisters to take a culinary tour around India to further enhance their menu. You can read about it in their regular column, A Taste of India, on Welcome to Kelowna. Harry is a bit of a character and, while motivated, he also takes time for fun. Today Harry Dosanj is In Focus.

Where do you work?
Bartender/General Manager at Poppadoms

Where can people find you or your business online?

What is your Twitter account?

What do you always find yourself saying?
Fresh is key

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Scott Beattie, Goose and Gander

If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Any award would be amazing

If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose?
Ernest Hemmingway

Who inspires you?
My family and friends

What are 3 things on your bucket list?

1. be at a soccer world cup
2. tour of famous Japanese cocktail bars and learn more about Asian fruits and spices
3. win something at last

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?
Poppadoms Express

If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
Retirement on a tropical island

What are you passionate about?
Making customers happy with booze
Making something that they think is amazing
Supporting local

What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
The birth of my son, who is the best thing I have ever done in my life

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Opening Poppadoms restaurant without any experience in the food industry and succeeding. The idea behind Poppadoms is to create true-to-its-roots Indian food that’s wholesome, fresh and healthy. Very proud of this!

If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
I wouldn't want to be trapped

Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
Raudz, Wild Apple, Poppadoms

What is your favourite activity in Kelowna?

If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
Have no snow

What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The lake with beaches
Great summers
Wineries breweries distillers etc
Great place to grow things

My choice for the Kelowna In Focus spotlight is:
Micah Jensen new head bartender at Raudz

Some general comments I would like to share are:
We all must support local as this helps to keep jobs local!

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes video of what goes on in the Poppadoms kitchen!

This is Poppadoms from Poppadoms - Taste India! on Vimeo.

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