Lately, I have been missing the Toronto-style Indian Roti that I had from Mother India. The Torontonian roti comes as a handheld wrap or like a casserole where the roti bread is swaddled around savoury curry. I hadn’t heard of any place in Vancouver serving this style of roti, but a quick search on Google yielded a surprising result. Indian Roti Kitchen on Cambie serves up the same style of roti and I set out to their shop for some rotigressing.
Vancouver’s First East Indian Roti Shop
Located at 2961 Cambie Street, Indian Roti Kitchen is opened 7 days a week from 4 pm to 10 pm (no lunch). When I arrived at their small shop, I discovered that it is primarily a take-out place. In the distance, I could see several take-out orders ready to be picked up. A steady stream of customers came in, picked up their food and left. Dining in is limited as there are only two tables.
Vegetarian and Meat Rotis
Indian Roti Kitchen offers a tasty selection of vegetarian ($8-$11) and meat ($9-$13). They also offer a few appetizers, curry and rice dishes, and Indian desserts. Their menu is available on their website.
What I Tried
I ordered a butter chicken roti ($11) and it took about 15-20 minutes to be ready. I unpackaged the food after I got home 10 minutes later and it was still very hot.
The portions of chicken incorporated in the roti was very good. The butter chicken sauce was creamy and flavourful. I ate the roti with a knife and fork. It was a surprisingly not messy at all as the curry was held together very well within the wrap. I kind of wish it was a bit messy with tons of sauce seeping through, but it was nonetheless tasty. I could only finish half of the roti, with a good amount of leftover for husband to have later that night.
Overall Impression of Indian Roti Kitchen
Indian Roti Kitchen offers some cheap and filling roti. The size of the roti was very good with a nice amount of meat given. Great if you want leftovers or if you want to share. An overall hassle-free meal. Rating: 4/5
For more informtion, visit Indian Roti Kitchen at their website.