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Jun 22, 2009 09:50 AM

Trini food in New England?

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

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  1. 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

      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.

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      1. 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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        1. re: digga

          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!

          1. re: ezra9876

            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!