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Old 11-13-2013, 06:28 PM
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So. After seeing the Magnolia Bakery post....I thought I would write my thoughts on another much hyped eating establishment. The Halal Guys. The meat & rice there are severely lacking in flavor. Yes the portions are huge, but one should not need to absolutely drown their meal in white sauce (aka watered down ranch) for it to be edible. I tried a halal cart on 72nd & Broadway and the dish was much more nuanced and flavorful than 53rd & 6th's gruel.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Does it taste like all the other Halal street food carts?
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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So. After seeing the Magnolia Bakery post....I thought I would write my thoughts on another much hyped eating establishment. The Halal Guys. The meat & rice there are severely lacking in flavor. Yes the portions are huge, but one should not need to absolutely drown their meal in white sauce (aka watered down ranch) for it to be edible. I tried a halal cart on 72nd & Broadway and the dish was much more nuanced and flavorful than 53rd & 6th's gruel.
Rookie....probably tried the wrong cart
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:49 PM
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Rookie....probably tried the wrong cart
I have tried both the 7th ave cart and the original cart. Equally mediocre.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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I would say it's somewhat overrated, definitely not vastly. I personally enjoy other carts in Queens, but can never go wrong with "The Halal Guys" either
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The thing with that spot is they found a niche with the late night crowd. Anything that really hits the spot when your drunk immediately becomes legendary and word spreads quick. There is really nothing special about that cart or the food.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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It's definitely better than the vast majority of carts. The hype is so out of control that it can't possibly live up to it.

It's not clear what the white sauce is. Different carts have different sauces made from different things. Many are mayo-based, but some are yogurt-based. It's better not to know.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Union County NJ
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Rookie....probably tried the wrong cart
Lol, they all look alike, the owner told me he's in the spot across the street and has expanded a cart to 52nd too, the best one is across from the hilton for sure. Always get the chicken and lamb with the white sauce and some red sauce, and eat it there while it's hot, otherwise it's not as enjoyable
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Different carts different locations same company sadly still means different tastes lol.

I was a huge ralfiquis until i tried Adeles on 49st 6ave, now im hooked on theirs.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:43 PM
 
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I ain't ever tasted bad halal in NYC. All the stands are equally good imo, whether it be on 6th avenue, or some small smelly street in an outer borough
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