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The Kati Roll Company -- Macdougal St

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The Kati Roll Company -- Macdougal St

Eric Eto | Jun 30, 2002 01:44 AM

I was needing something quick and cheap on my way from my softball game downtown, so I decided to get one of those reliable shawarma pitas at Mamouns (still turning out a tasty sandwich) or a donner kabab pita at Yatagan. I noticed a new place called The Kati Roll Company on that stretch of McDougal between Bleecker and W 3rd that's serving up these indian sandwiches. It's basically a kabab sandwich rolled up in a fresh paratha-like bread. I tried a beef sandwich with egg (the unda beef roll). The texture was strangely reminiscent of the beef scallion pancake rolls you might find at some of the shanghai brunch places, but smaller and tightly packed with indian spices. It takes a little while to get your sandwich as they prepare them to order -- starting with putting the kababs on the grill, and putting some bread dough on the grill. They've been open for 3 weeks and it seems that they're still working out the kinks of their system, but my overall impression is that it's good. There's only 11 items on the menu (really only 7 if you consider that 4 of those choices is getting your sandwich with egg or not), so it's obvious that they're not trying to overdo anything beyond their means. The people running the shop are very friendly, but perhaps a bit frazzled from the new business.

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