Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Doubles anyone?

Doubles Anyone?

On the way to the University this morning, Linden, our driver, pulled over to the side of the road to a small building with a crowd standing around eating “Doubles.” With a big smile he asked us, “Doubles anyone?” Lots of people stood around eating these. Cars just double-parked in the street blocking traffic into the university for the spicy little snacks.

Doubles are sandwiches made with garbanzo beans (I think they call them chick peas or just peas here), potatoes and a chile sauce on paratha, a fried bread. Another interesting ingredient was mango pits that looked like little rib bones. They seemed to contain much of the spiciness.


  1. U-WEE? It's short for University of the West Indies.

  2. This is very cool. How interesting! I enjoyed this Trinidadian Tibit. If you tried one -- did you like it?

  3. can you bring me home a chick pea/mango pit sandwich?