Joining the long line of businesses investing their hopes and dreams into the windblown sterility of Civic West is the imaginatively named “Roti House“.
Like almost all of these restaurants it is tastefully appointed to the point of being forbidding and filled with large numbers of staff surprised by the appearance of a customer.
But they have a little blackboard out the front offering a $8.50 lunch box and so fell within the scope of our reviews.
The boxes are pre-made and sitting in a warmer by the door which appears to be keeping the food in the absolute optimum zone for bacteria growth.
The box is heavy on rice. Really the meal is a big pile of rice with some bits, and two chicken wings.
The chicken wings at first glance could belong in a KFC, but upon closer inspection were curried, and really quite good.
And then the rice. This rice is great!
Coconut milk has been heavily involved in its production, and the bits of cucumber, dried fish, peanuts and curry paste combine with it quite dazzlingly.
It’s something a bit different from other fare on offer at lunchtime in Civic and I enjoyed thoroughly.
(For more $10 lunches in Civic check the tag)