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Carribean Rotis

joyce briand | Mar 22, 1999 03:35 PM

I had fabulous rotis on a recent trip to the British
Virgin Islands and since then I have had this craving. I
tried Island Spice, Negril, various Jamaican/Carribean
Cafes and Bakeries (the ones with the yellow signs) all
over the city. Right now, the best I found is Joyce's
Roti House (nothing to do with me) on Utica Avenue in
Crown Heights. The Chicken Roti was really good with 2
curries: potato and chicken. The chicken had simmered a
long time and was incredibly tasty; the potatoes was
finely cooked and definitely complemented the chicken. A
shot of the hot sauce brought my joy to another level.
My friend Jackie had a vegetarian roti, with 5 different
curries. All rotis are $5. Unfortunately the 2 ladies
behind the counter were not very nice. They refused to
sell me an extra roti skin (I wonder if it is against
"roti etiquette" to ask for extra-anything because they
also to refuse to sell a side order of the deliciouly-
caramelized fried plantain (6 pieces for a dollar). I
will return though until I find a new and better Roti
House. Any suggestion from "rotihounders"?

PS: I will try Robert Sietsema's suggestion in the Voice
about the Island Grill on West Broadway as soon as next
Saturday and will report back.

Thanks.

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