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MrsWheatie Feb 28, 2007 06:14 AM

Hi hounds!!

I am trying to locate some places to try rotis-an Indian flatbread stuffed with curry. Prefer DC, MoCo, HoCo, and B'more locales, but could travel to NoVa if need be. Metro friendly is a plus for lunch.


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    rpd RE: MrsWheatie Feb 28, 2007 06:21 AM

    The Malaysian place on 19th and M downtown.

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      MrsWheatie RE: rpd Mar 1, 2007 10:43 AM

      Could you please provide name of place?

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        DCLindsey RE: MrsWheatie Mar 1, 2007 01:26 PM

        Malaysia Kopitiam I'm guessing, but Penang right by there also has it. If you search both of those on this board, reviews will pop up. But basically Malaysia Kopitiam is a low key very "ethnic" place, while Penang is the flashier place. I go to Malaysia Kopitiam for a quick, cheap eat (with huge portions); whereas Penang is definately more of a restaurant that you'd go to for a nicer dinner.

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      elnicka RE: MrsWheatie Mar 1, 2007 12:02 PM

      Trinidad Gourmet in Waverly (Baltimore) is great carryout (no seating) with great Roti. There Veggie-Roti is great, they have a great selection of unique food. It is on 31st Street at Greenmount Ave.

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        Gabovitch RE: elnicka Apr 1, 2007 10:40 AM

        Trinidad gourmet really is amazing. The fish, shrimp and goat rotis are also very good. I can't stay away from this place. No tables, but they do have a counter and stools.

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        nc213 RE: MrsWheatie Mar 1, 2007 01:10 PM

        They serve a selection at Negril in downtown Silver Spring.

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          firewriter RE: MrsWheatie Mar 1, 2007 01:37 PM

          Please try Sweet Mango's on New Hampshire Avenue, NW @Petwork metro station. They have everything from king fish, salt fish & ackee to roti. Also there's a nice restaurant, The Islander @ 1201 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 202-234-4955. They're supposed to have good roti and my West Indian friends like both these restaurants and you know they are a particular bunch (as they should be) when it comes to their food.

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            zak RE: MrsWheatie Apr 1, 2007 06:54 PM

            Have you tried Teddy's Roti shop? It is just south of Silver Spring at 7414 Georgia Ave N.W. in D.C. It is the best roti I've tried down here so far since moving from Brooklyn last summer (it's no Nio's in Flatbush but it will do down here). Much better than Negril in Silver Spring. But make sure they give you some extra hot sauce. I think the woman who runs the place doesn't like spicy food, so she usually skimps unless you really let her know you want it.

            1. baltoellen RE: MrsWheatie Apr 2, 2007 11:13 AM

              Caribbean Food Store, in Woodlawn. Have been going for years, and roti is and always has been as good as in Trinidad! They also sell the roti skins, buss up shut, or dalpurhi, if you want to try your hand at making it at home!

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                lstormont RE: baltoellen Apr 2, 2007 01:48 PM

                I second this place. It's at the corner of Rolling Road and Windor Mill.

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                  baltoellen RE: lstormont Apr 2, 2007 02:22 PM

                  glad to get a second...and, while you're there, don't miss the 'doubles!'

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                repete RE: MrsWheatie Apr 2, 2007 04:08 PM

                Mama's in the shopping center at Briggs-Chaney and Route 29 in Burtonsville. Great goat rotis.

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