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roti boti in JH - excellent

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roti boti in JH - excellent

bigjeff | Aug 3, 2008 04:49 AM

not sure how to describe which one, but its the opposite side of sam's falafel on broadway, a block from roosevelt; it's open later than the other one and I had an excellent meal at 6am this morning: a most homely channa (soft yet each legume was intact, great flavors like a ginger, but not ginger, and some heat. also had the goat curry which was excellent, mostly meat, maybe 3 bones and a delicious marrow that I sucked through; I got half orders of both plus a naan ($3 + $7 + $1) for an excellent meal, great service, very clean, nice fresh salad with a couple chilis on top, very thick yogurt sauce; the naan was okay (I prefer kebab king) but when I went to talk to the guy at sam's, he had just closed and he prefers this roti boti to kebab king (my previous go-to, which, incidentally, has been sneaking me pre-made naan when I order it to go, so now I stand there and watch them make a fresh one). the naan at roti boti is a little boring, not puffy.

anyway, the goat curry was amazing, very meaty, very rich (I couldn't finish all that delicious sopping sauce) and rather spicy, although I definitely asked for extra chilis that I ate whole. the channa was very homely, very filling but really, a very different flavor. I ate most of it while sitting in a very plush pleather chair and the place was packed with people while MTV india played on the flatscreen. their other offerings didn't look that interesting but they had an impressive display of tandoori items (whole fish, quail, lambchops, etc.). I gotta say, it was one of the most pleasurable experiences I've had and I will now go to that place more often.

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