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From “roly poly” and dragon sauce, Chatter Box Doubles serves...
Roses are red, violets are
Nothing says I love you on
Valentine’s better than heart-
shaped bara and channa for
Shawn “George” Sadd Nagim, of
Chatter Box Doubles always looks
for new and creative ways to keep
his customers satisfied. Not rest-
ing on his laurels, the creator of
the “roly poly” and dragon sauce
came up with a heart-shaped bara
for Valentine’s Day.
Chocolates, Valentine’s Day
cards, teddy bears, jewelry and
romantic dinners are so passé.
Many people said it with flow-
ers. But Sadd Nagim said it with
flour; little heart-shaped baras
that he placed in his silky smooth
and delicious doubles, topped with
cups of channa for his delighted
customers on Valentine’s Day.
Speaking to the Sunday Guard-
ian at his establishment on Bridge
Road, Aranguez, on Valentine’s
Day, Sadd Nagim said “This is
the first time we’re doing a heart-
shaped bara because we want to
make a little difference, be inno-
vative and always on top our game.
“When I came up with the idea, I
ran it by my wife and she said let’s
take it serious, cut it out and shape
it and come out with something
unique for our customers.
“Some people accustomed car-
rying out the madame to five star
restaurants, I told myself people
who really can’t afford to go to five
star restaurants could come to the
doubles stand because doubles is
the national food of T&T.
“You could come and dine, we
have al fresco seating accommo-
dation, candlelight, everything is
nice, fresh breeze, nice ambience,
balloons, and candy for the ladies.”
His establishment was decorat-
ed for Valentine’s with red balloons
and helium “I Love You” balloons,
the candlelight he was referring to
came from mini led lights on his
doubles cart, and the candy were
Spreading love in T&T
When Sadd Nagim was asked
what went into his heart-shaped
bara, he replied “just plenty love”.
He said he wanted to help spread
a little more love in the country as
too many people were being killed.
Yoko Pollard, from Mt Hope,
came with her husband, Anton,
and children, Jean-Paul and
Juliana, to Chatter Box on Val-
entine’s Day. It was
like a drive-in on
that day where
very unique for
Valentine’s. It’s the
very first time I’m seeing
something like it.”
Anton said he never saw a heart-
shaped bara before; that meant it
was twice the amount with more
Bridget Meloney, from San
Juan Hill, brought her son Omari
was a very
nice touch and
ed Valentine’s Day,
and he had the best
doubles around the area.
Shell Charles, from Aranguez,
said she loved having doubles by
Chatter Box, they tasted really
She said the Valentine’s bara was
magnificent and she loved it.
Carissa, from Santa Cruz,
came with her relative and said
the heart-shaped bara was a very
creative idea for Valentine’s Day.
Rita Wilson, from Trincity, came
with her husband and said the Val-
entine’s doubles were excellent.
Viannie, from Aranguez, who
normally buys a cup of channa
every day and got it topped with
the bara heart, said that was in-
novative and fun.
According to the De Beers ad di-
amonds are forever, Sadd Nagim
said normally Valentine’s Day was
about chocolates and roses, but a
heart-shaped bara melted your
loved one’s heart faster.
Or is that the kick from the drag-
on pepper sauce?
The ‘roly poly’
Sadd Nagim is also the creator of
the “roly poly”, a mini dhalpuri roti
filled with channa (chickpeas or
garbanzo beans) and topped with
the various condiments.
The roly poly is only available on
mornings at the popular doubles
outlet which he runs along with
The Wilson family from Trincity with their heart-shaped bara doubles
from Chatter Box Doubles Shawn “George” Sadd Nagim, at Bridge Road,
Aranguez on Valentine’s Day. PHOTO: CHARLES KONG SOO
Bridget Meloney from San Juan Hill receives her
heart-shaped bara doubles from Chatter Box Doubles’
Shawn “George” Sadd Nagim while her son Omari has
their doubles to go at Bridge Road, Aranguez on
Valentine’s Day. PHOTO: CHARLES KONG SOO
Chatter Box Doubles
Shawn “George” Sadd
Nagim’s Valentine heart-
shaped bara doubles.
his siblings. The business was start-
ed by their parents, Tony and Zena,
Nagim and Sons Doubles, on Chacon
Street, Port-of-Spain. On afternoons
he sells more doubles at Chatter Box in
Aranguez to cater for customers out of
Another creation of Sadd Nagim’s is
“dragon sauce”, the fiery pepper con-
coction that intrepid customers use.
He said dragon sauce came about
four years ago, one year prior to him
introducing the roly poly. Sadd Nagim
said he wanted a name to match his
scorching hot pepper sauce.
He said dragon sauce does not con-
tain Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pep-
per, once rated the hottest pepper in
the world. Dragon sauce is made from
northern India’s Bhut Jolokia, or ghost
pepper, he said.
Sadd Nagim also gives “normal” pep-
per sauce and dragon sauce as tokens
to his customers for Christmas.
Heart-shaped bara for Valentine’s
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