August 24, 2018

The Halal Guys, New York…great street meat

A food cart under umbrellas in can’t-miss yellow and red serving platters of halal lamb and chicken on 53rd and 6th in the Big Apple with never-ending lines that reeled down the block.

Your options are “chicken,” “lamb,” or “combo”. Lamb, roasted on a rotating spit and chopped to bits before a final crisping on a flat-top grill; chicken, simply grilled; falafel. The juicy lamb is the draw, sharply seasoned, with just enough melting fat. You want that as a sandwich or over rice? I chose sandwich. The secret “white” sauce is a must.

But take that white sauce away, and I don’t really get what the big deal is. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

halal guy ny

February 11, 2017

Chamsootgol, Seoul…the bibimbap is a big hit

Bibimbap is a traditional Korean rice dish served in a hot stone bowl with an amalgam of chopped vegetables and meat, and runny egg yolks to bind it all together.

The bibimbap in Chamsootgol is a big hit. There were bags of textures and flavours in there and it’s a great value dish. The real binder to the whole dish is the exquisitely crisped rice that pulls away from the bowl—the holy grail of any bibimbap. It’s all very tasty, very clean, and I never have to acknowledge the existence of kimchi.

A big thumbs up to the bibimbap. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…



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