Here is my two cents on the "roti incident".
The Roti Incident
In light of all the discussions on the net concerning the "Roti" incident, and all the confusion surrounding it, I've decided to come out of my hibernation/sabbatical to have my say. You would have seen my recipe post earlier, but I am now back in full gear. You can say this incident drew me back in. So here I am. But first I have to start off with a commentary.
To begin with, I won't even discuss the calories in this dish because we all know that we don't usually eat a large roti like that for dinner, but rather at lunch time. And by the way, where would you get a roti shop open for dinner? I find that kind of reporting floppy, irresponsible and misleading. The reporter was immature and not practical in any way.
What would I have expected? I would expect one to talk about her experience eating a roti; how she felt after eating it; whether it was tasty or nourishing. I would not expect someone to blatantly bash another's culture without finding out how that person eats their roti.
It seems that many people are too anxious to express their opinions on food without really researching enough. For instance, a roti is a compact meal that could be prepared to suit the diner. A vegetarian could order one with filling such as bhaji, ochro, pumpkin, bodi... you know what I mean. A construction worker could order one with lots of vegetables and their choice of meat.
That meal, generally reasonably priced, is filling for the vegetarian; and for the construction worker, it could carry him until the end of his work period without him feeling extremely drained. It was quite presumptuous of her to assume we all eat roti the same.
Now to be fair, one should never compare a roti to a chicken nugget. The two are totally different, one that contains a healthier combination of food and the other is very synthetic. It is processed meat at its best that is deep fried. By itself, it is not satisfying, so it has to be eaten with sides, unhealthy sides.
But enough said. I wouldn't even touch a chicken nugget with a ten feet pole. Look, the video below explains it all.
Video With the Roti Incident
I rest my case. The video speaks for itself. I invite you to leave your comments below. Tell me how you eat yours, and what fillings you prefer. And, by popular choice, I myself like ah lil curry goat on de side.
Ah gone 🙂