At Tassa, Edoo makes the popular dhalpuri roti, a flaky flatbread with ground yellow split peas and spices. Order it stuffed with curried potatoes and a choice of savory bone-in or boneless chicken, beef, goat, duck, shrimp, fish or veggies ($6.50-$10). And Edoo gladly will fix other combos for a slight additional charge.
Dinner entrees, served with a house salad, include crisp pan-seared red snapper ($11.99), jerk chicken ($9.50) with rice and peas and sweet fried plantains, and oxtails ($9.99), slow-cooked in gravy with butter beans and fresh herbs.
While the roti and dinner specials are good bargains, Edoo offers a $6.99 weekday lunch and $7.49 dinner/Saturday buffet that’s beyond budget-friendly. You can even get a to-go version for $4.99 a pound.
The daily steam table selections include 12 items, plus paratha roti, a flatbread made with clarified butter and known as “buss-up-shut” because it’s served in ripped pieces that resemble a “burst up shirt.”
On a recent evening there were three kinds of chicken: mild stewed, spicy curry and hot jerk.
Many of the side items recalled Southern meat-and-three favorites, especially the custardy, crunchy-topped baked macaroni and cheese. Mild creamed spinach and potatoes and chickpeas conjured familiar Indian dishes.
Sauteed green beans and stir-fried cabbage had a surprising peppery kick. And the homemade sweet and hot sauces, including green apple, tamarind and cucumber, were fun to try.
Snacks and sides
A la carte snacks and sides range from jerk wings ($7.50) and macaroni pie ($2.99) to the street treat known as doubles ($2), a flatbread sandwich filled with curried chickpeas that’s often eaten for breakfast. For dessert, there’s usually the likes of dense, moist lemon pound cake.
Tassa Roti Shop
Address, phone: 224 Powers Ferry Road, 770-977-3163
Signature dish: Roti and daily buffet
Entree prices: $6.50-$11.99
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Credit cards: Yes