A Sandwich A Day: Roti from Feroza's Restaurant Roti, the Bronx

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


Spicy goat roti. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

20110407-ferozas-goat-roti-innards.jpgSomewhat imposing lumps of food, the wraps from Feroza's Restaurant Roti could easily satisfy two hungry eaters. But they're good enough that sharing may prove difficult. For the unfamiliar, roti wraps are an West Indian sandwich of curry stew folded within roti, a South Asian flatbread. In a way, they're something like burritos, but without the rice. While the shrimp wrap ($8.00) wasn't great—the shrimp lacked flavor—the very slightly spicy goat ($8.00) was good enough for one editor to declare that she could eat it everyday. The roti bread (its taste and texture somewhere between a tortilla and a crepe) was thin and light which worked well with the soft potatoes, colored yellow by the pungent curry stew. Not a bit gamey, the dark meat was exceptionally tender and tasted more like lamb, making it more palatable for the average eater. Take note that you may occasionally bite into something you can't chew: for economy, the meat is traditionally cooked and served on the bone.

Feroza's Restaurant Roti

716 Burke Ave, Bronx NY 10467 (map) 718-405-9081