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Watch: Curry-Filled Roti at One of Montreal’s Oldest Caribbean Restaurants

Caribbean Curry House is a true Côte-des-Neiges classic

Over six episodes in Montreal, Eater’s Dining on a Dime has touched on all the local classics (or stereotypes, if you will) — poutine, bagels, smoked meat — so it’s time for something different.

Montreal has a robust Caribbean food scene, so host Lucas Peterson is at one of the city’s oldest staples for it, Caribbean Curry House (or La Maison du Cari) in Côte-des-Neiges, in business since 1980.

He tries out a range of the go-to dishes, rotis filled with beef, chicken, goat or shrimp curry; as well as Trinidadian doubles — fried flatbreads with chana (chickpea curry) inside. Friendly reminder: they’re not to be eaten like a burger or a sandwich.

Peterson finds these curries bright, but given a hint of earthiness with ground peas in the roti dishes — it’s that heady mix of coriander, cumin, allspice (among others), with some spicy heat that keeps people coming back to this Victoria Avenue classic.

Dining on a Dime’s final Montreal episode will be released next week — click here to watch all previous episodes.

Caribbean Curry House

6892 Avenue Victoria, Côte-Des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, QC H3W 1B8 (514) 733-0828 Visit Website