Hi Everyone, I’m back. Today I have to share that this week was very busy but one thing that saves me from starting the day badly…….that is….on a empty stomach is something we call DOUBLES!!! It’s a realllly quick breakfast. This is verrry popular in Trinidad and Tobago. We have it for breakfast or lunch or even dinner.
What is it like? Its 2 flat, thin, round like fried bakes that are placed on a sheet of paper and filled with curried chick peas, channa and potato. Hot Pepper or cucumber chow or sweet tamarind chutney is added as per the buyer’s request. Then 2 more flat bakes are placed on top and the entire thing is folded in the paper. It is soooo delicious and filling and is sold at the side of the road by vendors at different locations throughout the country.
The doubles are kept in a wooden box with different compartments for the different ingredients. This allows it to stay hot. The vendor protects himself from the elements …rain, hot sun…with an umbrella overhead. Each vendor also has there own special name, like “Source Doubles” or “UWI Doubles”. My Watercolour piece “Licensing Vendor” is a painting of a doubles vendor located outside of the Licensing Building. The institution where you get your drivers permit, do driving tests, and transfer vehicles.
See my painting below.
This is something you can eat morning noon or night, it taste good anytime of the day. As the painting depicts they are normally set up like that and you can stand and eat your doubles right there next to them or take it away in a brown paper bag. It is delicious. They usually cost $5TTD or $0.75USD, yes it’s that cheap. If you ever visit Trinidad and tobago this is a must have.
so I shared one of our cultural delicacies with you. lol and you also got to see some of my Watercolour artwork. Yes its for sale but you can get a 8.5in x 11in print for $8.00USD. JUST CHECK ME HERE.
Hello, so you got a touch of my culture. Visit us someday, you will have a ball.
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