L.C. Roti Shop Has Delectable Eats and a Sense of Humor

L.C. Roti Shop Has Delectable Eats and a Sense of Humor
Alexandra Rincon
Elsie Chin: "If you been scratching somewhere, you better go wash your hands."

Elsie Chin flips a pancake over a hot griddle and delivers the thin bread to a woman sitting at the counter. "There are no forks here," Chin says with a toothy grin. "So if you been scratching somewhere, you better go wash your hands."

"There are no forks here. So if you been scratching somewhere, you better go wash your hands."

At L.C. Roti Shop, a teeny restaurant at a Miami Gardens strip mall, order roti — crêpe-like bread — filled with curried goat ($9) or spicy potatoes ($6). Try the buss-up shut ($3.50), crumbled roti that's used to scoop up meat and vegetables like pita bread digs into hummus.

For 28 years, Chin has been serving these and other Trinidadian street food favorites: doubles ($2, fried-dough sandwiches stuffed with chickpeas), potato pies, and pholourie (split-pea flour dumplings doused in sweet chutney).

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L.C. Roti Shop

19505 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Category: Restaurant > Caribbean

Region: Miami Gardens

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L.C. Roti Shop
305-651-8924
Open Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Her tenure has inspired some quirky rules along the way. Mismatched signs line the shop's walls: "Cash only," "No cellphones," and "Farting prohibited."

L.C. Roti Shop has more than delectable eats. It has a sense of humor too.

 
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