Located in the Dundas and Huontario area of central Mississauga, Bara’s Caribbean Cuisine offers tasty and satisfying Trinidadian cooking. Open every day except Mondays, Bara’s is great for dinning in for lunch, dinner, or you can just order take out. The “Roti” is a primary staple in Trinidad, and Bara’s makes in my opinion the best in Mississauga. Roti comes in two varieties, Dalpuri which is a flat thin bread with a chickpea filling or paratha which is a flat bread without chickpea and torn up. The slang in Trinidad for Paratha is “buss up shirt” as the paratha resembles a busted T-shirt. Usually the roti is filled with curry chicken, curry beef or curry shrimp. The size of the meal is tremendous at Bara’s and I have yet to finish all at once so it’s great to share or leave for later. Bara’s can make the roti to desired spiciness as well. I personally prefer the “Buss up shirt” with chicken or pumpkin when I need to be vegetarian.
Trinidad is also famous for a couple snacks, one called doubles and the other pholourie. Doubles is a sandwich made of two flat bread (Bara) filled with curry chickpeas, fried and served with tamarind sauce or hot sauce. Pholourie is a fried ball made of seasoned spilt pea flour and served with chutney. Bara’s doubles are not too greasy, the pholourie is generous in size and both are home runs! There is a much larger menu for Trinidadian and Chinese food and plenty of drink options, but everything tastes great. I often will drive from out of town to Mississauga just to eat at Bara’s Caribbean Cuisine. After you tried Trinidadian food at Bara’s I’m sure you won’t want to eat at any other Caribbean restaurant. If you happen to dine at Bara’s ask for Michelle and letter her know you read about her at ToddLee.ca
127 Dundas Street East
By Todd Lee