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Trini food in New England?

ezra9876 Jun 22, 2009 09:50 AM

I'm in the Providence area looking for any Trinidadian restaurants within 90 mile drive... Anybody know of one?!

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  1. ChickenBrocandZiti RE: ezra9876 Jun 23, 2009 05:18 AM

    Check the Boston board for more info but Singh'ss Roti in Dorchester and Ali's Roti with two locations in Boston are both good places to look.

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    1. re: ChickenBrocandZiti
      ezra9876 RE: ChickenBrocandZiti Jul 2, 2009 09:13 AM

      Thanks! We went to Singh's last Saturday, and all told we were definitely fan's of the place. The Pholourie was delicious, and the Doubles were very good as well! We were a bit disappointed in the Roti though. Just didn't seem to have a ton of flavor and wasn't really wrapped at all. The shell was laid out in a styrofoam container and the curried meat was put it on it, which made it very difficult to eat (or more difficult to eat than normal I should say).

      We'll definitely be going back for Doubles and Pholourie however...and we'll give the Roti a second try!

      Looking forward to trying Ali's now...

      Thanks again.

    2. digga RE: ezra9876 Jul 2, 2009 08:27 PM

      Not Trinidadian, but have you tried Tina's Caribbean yet? I haven't, but I want to soon...we went by last weekend and it was empty on a Sat night.


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        ezra9876 RE: digga Jul 3, 2009 08:20 PM

        Oddly enough my wife & I ate there tonight in fact! I'm happy to report it was awesome! In fact, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays she serves Roti...and it was great. Much better than Singh's.

        All entree's are priced right (nothing over $16. I don't think), and everything we had was really good. I'd recommend asking for the callalloo as a side dish if she has it, it was awesome (type of greens). I had the spicy Red Snapper and it was really good.

        All that plus Miss Tina is great. She clearly cares about her customers and enjoys feeding people!

        We'll definitely be back, and it's nice to know we can get a great Roti without driving up to Boston!

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          digga RE: ezra9876 Jul 4, 2009 05:46 AM

          Thanks for the input, ezra! This gives me even more impetus to try it out, especially since I live on the West Side, right near the Hill. Cheers!

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