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Oct 17th, 2002, 10:01 AM
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Looking for a name of a dish

Few years ago I dated a girl from Trinidad. She introduced me to a Trinidadian dish, of which the name escapes me now. It was kind of like a burrito, mixture of (whatever) in a wrap. Can anybody tell me the name and also does anybody have a recipe? Thanks
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 10:18 AM
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In the BVIs they are called Roti's. They are usually hot with variable contents. Often spicey. Very good and cheap.
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 10:20 AM
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John,
Thanks, that's it. Now if I could only get one around here??? Anyway, I know there is a restaurant in Orlando, which is about a 2 hour drive. Maybe I could find one in Tampa.
Thanks again.
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 11:53 AM
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There was a stand on the road to Maracas Beach that sold the best Busupshut roti!!!!!
Help, thanks for bringing back that great memory!!!
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 12:43 PM
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http://www.rotishops.com/

here's a fun site! has recipes and more...
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 12:50 PM
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I know that there quite a few West Indian resturants in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area where you can get roti. But it may be hard to come by it in Tampa - I was there in April and did not notice anything on the "landscape" that looked remotely West Indian.

By the way Trinifan, it is "bussupshot" which is the Trini way of saying "Burst up Shirt". You would have noticed while eating your bussupshot that the dough was "torn up" as opposed to a roti which is whole - hence the reason for calling it "bussupshort"
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 01:12 PM
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Thanks for the website Tropigal. Can't wait to start cookin'.
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 01:25 PM
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Windies,

I was told it came from 'Busted Up Shirt'
and it's been about 10 years so my spelling was phonetic on 'Bus[s]upshot' as my mind tells me it was pronounced more like 'shut' than 'shot'
But whatever. I sure loved eating them. When I first went to P-O-S and ate at a little restaurant, I spread on my fried fish a little of the sauce that was in a small dish on the table. I thought it was hot sauce. It was far more than that. It was TRINI HOT SAUCE!!!!! Which is like comparing tapping a tin can with a straw versus Radoes hiting full throat at Panorama.
To say I wasn't prepared is an understatement. In fact, I don't think I could speak for 3 days.
But, oh boy, did I love that sauce after that. A wonderful friend from work in P-O-S gave me a jar of her special home-made hot sauce to take home, and my wife and I ate the heck out of it until (sob!) it was gone.
Work changes left me not in a position to get back to P-O-S after that, and that's why the roti post was such a nice one to read.
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 01:43 PM
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Trinifan, your story about your first encounter with true Trini hot sauce is too funny. My Dad is from Dominica and the locals there love their hot sauce - they put it on everything and they use the fresh hot peppers with fish. I have seen my Dad and his friends eating steamed fish with tears streaming down their faces from the heat of the hot peppers in the fish... but they persist! There is nothing like it, apparently.
 
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Oct 17th, 2002, 06:50 PM
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Tropigal,
Thanks for the website. According to their Rotishops listings there is one in Tampa. All this talk about roti with hot sauce will make me drive there tomorrow. Thanks again!!!!
 
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