Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Patraj Roti Port of Spain Reviews
Sweet Lord almighty, everybody goes here for their roti! Mar 19, 2011
When the tummy is a rumbling and you're in Port of Spain, be sure to ask for directions to Patraj Roti.
For a quick lesson, roti is an Indian unleaven bread that is cook on a round flat metal skillet. There are several types, but you can research to see which one you like best. It is typically filled with curried chicken or beef as well as potatoes and chick peas (channa). Other fillings include curried shrimp, goat, and fish. You can also add pumpkin, spinach, and a variety of other toppings. It is folded and then you sit to enjoy. If you want some spice, ask for "slight peppa".
The original restaurant burned down, and the new one is right next door. Details remain unclear as to what caused the fire, but the new establishment has space to sit and eat and well as space to wait and is much cooler and more accommodating that the original spot (which was a little dingy and cramped).
I could go here everyday; if you as anyone, roti (the curry at least) is not meant to be eaten from anywhere. I tend to eat lot of curry and have gone to places I didn't even get a recommendation about and still survived. You can't eat curry that has just been sitting there all day-it will make your stomach sour and you will be one angry customer. Patraj is highly recommended by locals as well as my family who doesn't even live in Port of Spain.
It's near the Queen's Park Savannah, so, good luck finding it and enjoy!
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