Roti like the Real Jerk made it
Can anyone recommend any place in TO where one can get Jamaican Roti like the Real Jerk made it? By this I mean, with the chickpea style wrap..not ones made of just flour like most places seem to offer it
I'm sick of waiting for the Real Jerk to probably never reopen! and we are hankering roti :)
Haven't been to the former Real Jerk for decades, but I do often have complaints that differ from one place to another. My major one is that it takes but minutes to make a roti on the stove top, so why are so many lazy places now preparing the wrap in advance and then heating it up in a microwave. I now ask every time if the wrap will be made fresh upon my order! I understand though, that choices of fillings have to be prepared and rest in a warmer.
I have often wondered about the difference myself. I think it's probably more than the roti used...expert opinions anyone?
Roti Palace (Bathurst/Bloor) is your best bet downtown. The Caribbean flare is evident the moment you walk through the door. I always get the veg varieties, but honestly everything is really good on their menu.
Island Foods (King/Duff) uses chickpea roti by default, but they are west indian. Still my favorite spot to get my daal roti downtown.