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Carib Rotis? Little Guyana? - S. Richmond Hill, Liberty Ave

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Carib Rotis? Little Guyana? - S. Richmond Hill, Liberty Ave

wrayb | Apr 3, 2003 02:16 PM

I visited the couple of blocks on Liberty spanning Lefferts when I recently went on a noshwalks.com tour of Liberty Ave. Myra Alperson, the nosh lady, recommended either Hot & Spicy (120-23 Liberty) or Sandy's Roti (121-10 Liberty). I ate at Hot & Spicy and the roti was a revelation.

It was my first taste of Guyanan roti (which might be a misnomer). I have no idea if Trinidadian and other Caribbean roti's are similar. But the texture of the roti reminded me of Ethiopean injera as much as it relates to what is called roti in cuisines coming more directly from South Asia. And the size! I could not finish what is served as a single roti. I felt like I got roti for 3 along with my potato/chick pea serving for 1.

I am looking for comments both on Caribbean rotis (are they all basically similar?) and an update on places on Liberty Ave or elsewhere since most of the comments I found on Chowhound are 1+ years old.

Doing some search I find one place, Ali's on Fulton near Nostrand in Brooklyn that several people liked.
http://www.chowhound.com/boards/thebe...

And several mentions of Guyana Roti House at 3021 Church Ave. in Brooklyn
http://www.chowhound.com/boards/thebe...

Singh on Liberty and Andy's in Brooklyn:
http://www.chowhound.com/boards/outer...

There are other places mentioned in those message threads, so how about some updates and any comments suggestions for new places.

One little foot note, Fish World at 117-09 Liberty looks to be a distinctive fish market. Since I was at the beginning of a several hour tour I didn't get anything but wonder if anyone has shopped here and has any suggestions?

Link: http://www.rotishops.com/aboutroti.html

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