Pro tip: destroy your palate with a Devil’s Peak King’s Blockhouse IPA (IBU: 56) and a Sunrise vegetable roti (SHU: around 1 million). Rounded bitterness and pricks of citrus and pine from the King’s Blockhouse will prime your tongue for what is to come once you unwrap the mummified beast: a burning assault of quasi-pickled cabbage, carrot and green bean, all wrapped up in doughy warm roti goodness.
At the end of it, your stomach will feel like it has endured a short but brutal North African coup d’état, and the only movements you’re likely to make for the next hour will be moans of pain-laced pleasure.
It’s S&M for your intestines, so 50 Shades of Grey that shit up and do it. The beer’s more expensive than the roti, but I’ve been eating these forearm-sized rolls of pure carb-gasm since I was 16, so I’m not going to stop anytime soon. I have, however, found its natural partner. The King’s Blockhouse is the only beer I’ve had that not only stands up to a Sunrise veg roti, but enhances it. Sure, there are bitterer IPAs out there – Triggerfish’s excellently pungent Titan IIPA comes to mind immediately – but something about the full spectrum of KB’s bittersweet floral-citrus-resin palate brings the pairing to an overwhelmingly indulgent fast food fruition.
Sunrise House of Curries, Main Road, Mowbray. Don’t eat anything with prawn in it.
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