Friday, January 13, 2012

Casablanca Halal

One of the newer food trucks to hit the UMMS area is Casablanca Halal, which might better be described as a food cart, since it's towed by a truck and sometimes finds itself on the sidewalk rather than at the curb. Like many halal carts, Casablanca Halal serves up chicken, beef, and lamb, pre-sliced and seasoned, alone or in combination, as a salad or a gyro-style sandwich. The portions are generous and the prices are inexpensive, making it a near-perfect lunch for the hungry and omnivorous.

My first sampling of Casablanca Halal's food came in the form of their popular chicken and lamb combination dish, which for $5.99 provided enough for two lunches. The gyro meat was tender, as were the chunks of chicken breast meat, both served over cumin-seasoned basmati rice. Lettuce, tomato, and onion were arrayed on top, with the option of adding "white sauce" (yogurt-based) or hot sauce as well.

Just as delicious but not quite as gut-busting is a gyro or chicken sandwich served on a freshly-griddled pita for the very reasonable price of $3.99. It's a bit messy, but worth the napkins.

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