By grace.g.yang ยท May 23, 2008
Under: Cheap Eats,Chicago,Lunch

On Wednesday, John and I went to one of his favorite lunch spots in Chicago – Roti. They’re known for having lots of Mediterranean foods that are healthy and easy on the wallet. John took me there around noon and the line was around the entire restaurant and out the door, but it moved really quickly. John recommended the Athenian Plate – a combo plate with steak roti, couscous, hummus, baba ganoush, and a cucumber and tomato salad (I also ordered a side of falafel):

John thought I might not like the hummus because it was too plain, but I thought it was way too salty. The couscous had dried currants and carrots and something that was sharp because it kind of hurt my mouth when I chewed. The steak roti was tender and flavorful (there was a hint of curry in the marinade), and the cucumber tomato salad was my favorite (because there’s no way you can get that wrong). The falafel wasn’t crispy enough and it didn’t taste like it was fried (it was too doughy for me).

John usually orders the same thing whenever he goes:

Two skewers of chicken, rice, and a tomato and cucumber salad. They also have great sauces, including a yogurt dill sauce that John really likes.

Here’s our video review:

Roti Review from Grace Yang on Vimeo.

Reader Comments

Wow, thanks for the flattering picture Grace! But just looking at this review makes me hungry all over again….

Written By John James on May 23rd, 2008 @ 8:58 am

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