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Petra
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One of the first things I want to do when I arrive is find a good spot that has Roti, Doubles, or Shark & Bake on STT and head to the beach. I thought I found a place on Yelp called Eileen's but I think it's closed. Any ideas?

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 5:18 pm
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Ideal Roti in town. Many other restaurants have roti on menu, but be careful, because some use FLOUR TORTILLA!

Shark and bake at Sugarcane Grille in town.

You're looking for Trinidadian food. I don't think anybody here does doubles.

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 5:24 pm
Petra
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No doubles? Tragedy. Yes, I love Trini food. What about Cuzzins?

If I bought a roti and it had a flour tortilla that might be my first chupse on island. Haha!

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 5:28 pm
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No, Cuzzin's does not have doubles. Ideal Roti has a new owner from Trini, so you might suggest that he offer doubles for breakfast.

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 5:51 pm
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what is "doubles"

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:07 pm
Dante
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what is "doubles"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubles_(food)

we have great "doubles" on STX, one of my favorites . I am surprised that you don't have them on STT.

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:11 pm
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i live on stx, i just never heard of them

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:15 pm
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Each Caribbean island is different, even those flying the same flag.

We don't have black bread on STT.

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:17 pm
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the filling looks good but not the wrapper thing. that is the one thing i do not like about roti is the wrapper either

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:17 pm
Petra
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They are sooo good!

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:19 pm
Dante
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You should definitely give them a try 🙂 ...they sell them at Singhs in C-sted.

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:19 pm
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I love the real roti wrapper. Flour tortilla - yech!

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 6:21 pm
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funny, that is what i hate. when we have had roti at work, they use totila, which i like better

and i certainly live close enough to singhs.

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 9:06 pm
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So you're one of the contributors to the proliferation of fake roti in the VI! If you don't like the chickpea wrapper you should order a curry dish instead of roti. Pls tell me who on STX uses tortillas so I can avoid them!!!

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 9:39 pm
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Same here! I want to know too!

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 9:46 pm
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A vendor at St John's carnival village had flour tortillas. I immediately returned it. She had the nerve to tell me I should have asked for the real thing! I told her she didn't offer a choice and she shouldn't be using flour tortillas for carnival since it's a celebration of culture. She's now outted because I told quite a few people.

I now ask what they use. If I want a wrap, I go to a place that sells wraps. If I want roti, I want roti and not a wrap. Please!

 
Posted : September 15, 2014 9:55 pm
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at my work for the employees and we have not had them in a long while and if you read my post again you will see that i stated i got them at work and no where else. when that is what is for lunch and i do not want salad or to spend 10-15 bucks for lunch i get it and i thought it was good. the one time they had the real roti wrapper i did not like it

 
Posted : September 16, 2014 12:08 pm
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Cuzzin's has local food, not Trini food. LOL!

 
Posted : September 16, 2014 9:53 pm
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Unfortunately, the "Caribbean" is often marketed as one destination instead of individual islands with different cultures with Jamaica overshadowing most of the others.

Each island is different, though they're so close. That's the beauty of living here.

 
Posted : September 16, 2014 10:06 pm
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