Homesick Trinidadians come to Clapham’s Roti Joupa for a culinary pick-me-up, whether it’s curried goat (with rice or roti), macaroni pie (served hot or cold) or doubles (roti filled with chickpea curry – the ultimate street snack). Choose a roti filling (goat, lamb, chicken, veg or pumpkin) and then the level of chilli heat (mild, medium or hot). There’s also buss-up shot (a sort of beaten-up roti) and pholourie (fried dough balls, here served with tamarind sauce).
There are a few stools for perching, but this is mainly a takeaway operation, with a small open kitchen (pictured) and a friendly team cooking up a storm. It’s all delicious, and prices are keen, with doubles costing just £1.50 and curried goat roti £5.50.
|Venue name:||Roti Joupa||Contact:|
12 Clapham High Street
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Clapham North tube|
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Proper, authentici Trinidian roti and street food! Not that faux Caribbean stuff you see everywhere. Friendliest staff! A little taste of home in the capital!
First of all let me make my position clear: In my view the gold medal for 'bess roti in dee worl' still remains in Trinidad with 'Homes roti shop' opposite Hi Lo foodstore, near by the dial on High Street Arima. Nevertheless my recent visit to Roti Joupa in England was a pleasant surprise with quality trini-cuisine and banter served up in good measure in this cosy Clapham-based shop in London. Despite my overseas loyalty I have no qualms in giving a clear thumbs up, five stars and positive recommendation about Roti Joupa to 'allyu' roti lovers out there in London who can't afford to fly quite to Trinidad on a Friday night after work. Only complaint is that on busy Sunday afternoons/evenings Clapham high street punters miss out on exploiting the valuable alternative choice that Roti Joupa brings to the takeaway industry.
great place great menu lovely people if only there was one a bit closer to new malden I would be in there all the time. Reading this has got me in the mood for some of that buss up which is a delight!