Pholouries

Pholouries

Wafts of fried dough and curries, and thumping soca music, welcome you behind the door of many Trinidadian food stores in Scarborough. While an extensive menu tempts you with the establishment’s wares, your eyes wander to find crispy pholouries at the counter, still piping hot from the fryer, or some bagged batches in bags cooled down for you.

Behind the scenes, balls of yellow split pea batter sizzles away in hot oil. A quick burst of spice perfumes the kitchen, tantalizing eager diners with hints of saffron, cumin, and turmeric. That same turmeric ensures the deep golden finish out of the fryer. And before you know it, a batch of pholouries tuck away into bags to take home--or devour on your way to the car. Be sure to ask for extra chutneys (tamarind and mango are perennial favourites) to pair with these treats.

Pholouries

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with pholouries

ACR Hot Roti & Doubles
place 2680 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON
local_phone Phone: 416.755.7806
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:30:00 to 19:30:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Blue Water Curry & Roti
place 1646 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.755.9649
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
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Candi Bar Restaurant & Lounge
place 155 Morningside Ave #4, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.282.4328
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.30
Caribbean Wave
place 875 Milner Ave #106, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.286.9283
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
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Charley's Caribbean Cuisine
place 1158 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.282.8608
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 20:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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Mona's Roti
place 4810 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON
local_phone Phone: 416.412.1200
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 20:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
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Paulines Roti Pelau Shop
place 15 Lapsley Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.321.3755
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
Tropical Nights Restaurant
place 1154 Morningside Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.341.3411
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to Wednesday 02:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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