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Toronto, for the Very First Time

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Here comes the second post from my brain.  A few of us went to Toronto last weekend for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the Toronto Island Festival, featuring Pavement, Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, Beach House, and Timber Timbre (whom we missed).  It was a great show.  And, much to my satisfaction, it also featured an impressive display of clouds and an astonishing, screen-saver worthy sunset (see photo).  We also ate like animals there, but since I have no photos of the food, I’ve included a photo of the sunset.  Ah, pretty…

So, I’ll do a quick rundown of the (spectacular) eating we did, but want to start with what was, for me, the clear highlight and the food that calls for a return to Toronto very, very soon.  That is the boneless chicken roti from Caribbean Roti Palace, which was featured in a post by jayrhu (our Toronto expert) last year.  Oh-my-fucking-god it was good.  Just looking at the pictures makes me all antsy.  The place clearly gets respect from the locals.

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Written by trencherman

June 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Roti Palace (Toronto)

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In Toronto again.  Had lunch at another of my favorite spots — Roti Palace.  Like South Asian-style roti, Caribbean-style roti (the one I grew up with) is a thin, soft, and doughy skin made from chickpea flower and is usually cooked on a griddle then dusted with ground splitpea.  It resembles a crêpe.  The skin best when served right after making (of course).  Its then filled with various meat and vegetable stews.  I usually get  boneless chicken curry or goat. 

Roti Palace makes their roti skins just prior to serving.  The filling comes out hot.  And, they have a pretty solid scotch bonnet pepper sauce for heat.  It’s pretty amazing. 


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Written by jayrhu

February 13, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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