We’d been in Sri Lanka nearly a whole week and we still hadn’t had a proper Roti, so we hopped in a tuk tuk and headed a few kilometers along the coast to the Roti Shop in Unawatuna.
This place is apparently the place to go for Roti. A hole in the wall with a few pull up chairs looked about right, and we opted for a mix of savoury and sweet. After all, every lunch needs some kind of dessert right?
Roti is sort of like a pancake. Given that Sri Lanka was a colonial outpost for the Dutch back in the day, it’s doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out where the roti might have taken it’s inspiration from. It’s like a thin crepe, a really elasticated batter cooked off, wrapped around a selection of fillings and then fried to crispen up. And it’s pretty delicious.