Roti is a type of Indian flatbread made from wholemeal flour, eaten on its own or with curry in India, Pakistan and as far as Africa. It's also used as a dessert ingredient in Southeast Asia, kind of like a local version of crepes, often served with bananas and drizzled with condensed milk. This Kagurazaka café seeks to introduce Tokyoites to the wonders of the pasty treat, offering a variety of roti delicacies like Thailand-inspired roti (¥700) with banana, egg, chocolate, condensed milk, coconut and vanilla ice cream. If you prefer a more Japanese flavour combination, order the Kagurazaka Roti (¥650) with homemade red bean paste, roasted soybean powder, matcha and black honey topped with vanilla ice cream. And for a savoury option, there's no looking beyond the Bangkok-style Roti Mataba – dry curry seasoned with a real spice cocktail and sandwiched between thin, delicate roti.
|Venue name:||Gootara Cafe||Contact:|
2-1 Tsukudo-Hachimancho, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-6pm (until supplies run out); weekends and hols 12noon-5pm (until supplies run out)|
|Transport:||Iidabashi Station (Chuo-Sobu, Namboku, Oedo, Tozai, Yurakucho lines)|