Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lamb Gyro From The Halal King Cart

On Monday I spotted a new gyro/halal cart nearby, that was located right across the N-train station on Kings Highway. There are no food carts in the neighborhood, only mom-n-pop type holes-in-the-walls than mostly sell pizza or Chinese food, so the new cart by the name of Halal King was something new. The next day on Tuesday I decided to try it out and order a lamb gyro. The prices were cheap compared to other carts in the city: $3.50 for a lamb or chicken gyro. While I was waiting for my order, some Italian-American guy with thick Brooklyn accent showed-up and asked where the cart guy's boss is, and then asked him to call him up. Moments later he told him that he will wait for the cart guy's boss in the nearby cafe. Next day and for the following days, Halal King cart was nowhere to be found in the area.

The gyro came out pretty tasty, with well-seasoned, nicely grilled lamb. The quantity of meat was average, I kinda expected it to be less, and the amount of lettuce was complementary to the lamb. White sauce was really good [in a NYC street cart kind of way] and the pita bread was generously oily. The only thing that was missing are the couple of slices of tomatoes, but for $3.50 I can't really blame the cart guy about excluding the tomatoes for under $4 price. I rate this gyro at 4.2/5.0 with a value rating of 4.7/5.0. Let me know if you will ever spot the Halal King cart somewhere in Brooklyn or in NYC.


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