Then I went into the kitchen and started playing with ingredients until I got something that in blind taste tests, most folks couldn't tell the difference between the homemade and street-bought, at least within the same margin of error in consistency that the street carts have from day to day. of course not exactly like that cart, but damn it was close, and damn good too!!! Yeah I think that this is probably a better/tastier sauce but not quite what HG is using. Oh, we got it. Most likely, it wouldn't break period). Shit I’m sorry I didn’t realize what sub I was in. Voila. In the end, we actually decided to add a bit of extra lemon juice to it, because in those tests, people preferred the homemade version to the street-food version. I'll also be spinning the dried parsley in my spice grinder to reduce clogging in the squeeze bottle's spout. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. EDIT 3: that tangy zip is miracle whip. The Halal Guys’ Hot Sauce is SERIOUSLY HOT, registering 100,000-130,000 on the Scoville scale. I really think creme fresh or mexican crema would be a great substitute for the mayo. Combo Platter. Hot Sauce is measured in SHU’s, or Scoville Heat Units. In March 2013, Gothamist shared a recipe that included ranch dressing, sour cream and horseradish but the concoction still didn’t quite match The Halal Guys’ glorious white sauce. When I stumbled upon a recipe for Authentic Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Sauce I had to give it a try. This one seems more legit than the OP article. One of the moderators of this sub is host of a very popular book show (which is coming back soon!) It is an open forum for sharing recipes (grandma's recipe, a clone of a restaurant in Canada or New Zealand or America) etc. Ingredient mapping from Blue Plate mayonnaise (top) to Halal Guys White Sauce packet (bottom) The only missing ingredients are “spices”, xantham gum, and sodium benzoate. If you want a direct copycat, try using the same recipe but omit the lemon juice (you can increase the vinegar instead). Instead, the sauces break almost immediately upon getting hot, which is something that happens to mayo, which is a far less stable emulsion than yogurt or even cream. Doesn’t seem right. It is delicious. The basic ingredients should be pretty spot on though. It also answers the big question I had, which was that I'd always thought that for halal food, you can't serve chicken meat with eggs (I may totally be wrong about this—perhaps this is only for kosher food). As a former New Yorker, I can attest that this recipe was pretty spot on. If you want to go full authentic, let it sit in a plastic squeeze bottle next to a hot grill for half a day and make sure you act slightly annoyed when you serve it to your guests. Regular platters come with 2 packets of white sauce and 1 packet of hot sauce. If they were 100% yogurt, or ricotta, or wathever other dairy based, they should start to burn long before they break and form distinct oil, water, and matter layers (that's assuming it's made with full fat yogurt or ricotta. This is the regular beef one. That's the one case where I strayed from trying to make an exact copycat recipe. I actually make mine with vinegar and lemon juice, and no yogurt. You will want to add this to your dinner menu, ASAP! As someone who's never been to NY, I've followed Kenji's recipe and ended up with something awesome. Definitely a good alternative if you are mayo averse. Serving Chicken, Gyros, and Falafel Platters. I've tried the white sauce recipe as follows, but it doesn't taste right at all. The good news is that you won’t need to make a special trip to NYC to enjoy all of the fantastic flavors in our Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Yogurt Sauce! Have fun. I've actually tried this recipe and really like it, howeverfelt the sauce was weak. Currently, the bottles are only available for purchase at our location. The Halal Sauce goes perfect on everything! The Halal Guys’ white sauce is legendary, mayonnaise-based but mysteriously, addictively spiced. Since 1990. hey yeah! Press J to jump to the feed. Please message … absolutely delicious. ATTENTION CUSTOMERS: When ordering your food, you may also purchase our sauce bottles. Thanks again for sharing! It is my recipe. For the spicy red sauce, we bought some harissa at World Market. i tried out the recipe also not too long ago. The Halal Guys are best known for their platters and gyros filled with tender, grilled Halal chicken and seasoned rice, served with a creamy white sauce. I think more flavor comes from the seasoning on the chicken and rice than most people think. Order the Halal Sauce today! This copycat recipe for THE Halal Guys Chicken and Rice (with white SAUCE) is the real deal. Gyro Platter (Regular) Top Secret Recipes is a place to find recipes so you can make your favorite restaurant food at home! The rest of the recipe was a matter of trial and error. Get ready for falafel platters and unlimited white sauce. Hello Everyone!! So to the OP, that would be the real answer. It wasn't Toume or anything close. Hi, the white sauce they add is probably their version of the local Lebanese sauce Toum which is a staple sauce added in most street foods in middle-east to India and Bangladesh even when making " shawarma sauce". However, the days of waiting in line are over! Like the article said it's yogurt, acids mayo and some mix of them that makes the base. It’s really not fair to make the sauce by itself. For the chicken: Combine the lemon juice, oregano, coriander, garlic, and olive oil in a blender. Thrillist recipe is legit, I make it all the time. Halal Guys – Chicken and Rice. And miracle whipe does contain eggs. This one is pretty good, but I only had halal guys once or twice so I can't really say how close it is... give it a shot it's really tasty. White sauce is another thing entirely, an Americanized concoction reportedly first invented by the owners of one of the most popular carts, The Halal Guys, in the 90's. I don't know when I'll be able to return to New York. I made this recipe after seeing your post! They would have to list yogurt as an ingredient since dairy is an allergen. If you haven’t been to be 53rd & 6th aka Halal guys chicken and rice kart, than your pretty much missing out on life. More information The packet of tangy white sauce contains soybean, canola oil, egg yolk, vinegar, water, salt, sugar, natural flavors and black pepper. From street cart to your refrigerator, get ready to experience the white sauce that you could not stop talking about from the comfort of your home! Jun 21, 2016 - The Halal Guys reveal the ingredients to seasoned white and hot sauces. Here is the yelp link for those who don't know the hype: http://www.yelp.com/biz/53rd-and-6th-halal-cart-new-york, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, The full recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/12/serious-eats-halal-cart-style-chicken-and-rice-white-sauce-recipe.html. http://www.bookguys.ca however, This sub is not affiliated with any author or book series. ... from the creamy tangy white sauce to the perfect flavorful moist chicken to the fiery kick from the red sauce to top it all off! Seriously, the white sauce is the best part. Halal Guys is known for its platter which consists of rice, portion of meat, some pita and its popular red and white sauce. This is a shot in the dark, but what kind of mayonnaise are you using? According to Nev, “while good at any time of the day, an order of chicken and rice was the perfect end to a long night out in the Big Apple.” who the fuck is upvoting this atrocious and obviously not accurate recipe of grinding pepper into watered down mayo? Kenji's is pretty good, but I think the best one I have found, and I think likely the most authentic, is this one from Thrillist. I came up with the recipe originally by interviewing a few of the various halal cart owners, both of the guys on 53rd ,and a few others around the city. Kenji, do you recall how you came up with this particular formulation? From salads to rice bowls and meatballs to fish, once you try The Halal Sauce you'll realize that it's all about the sauce! Blend … I'm so sad that I can't taste a bite of heaven from my home. Then let it sit overnight in the fridge. It comes from the Serious Eats book, which Caroline featured in the Cook the Book column. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/halal-cart-style-white-sauce Also serve it standing up. Wtf is it just me or the recipe is not written....just bs backstory. As discussed back in January, 2018 will be the year we achieve a copycat recipe for this cousin of Greek tsadziki sauce. Let's go this cheese sauce with the whole long as White sauce. Dammit, back to the kitchen! Oh be careful though. That's a rebel. Next time I'll be over-pouring the vinegar again, but not accidentally doubling it. How did I figure out that pretty much all of them have mayo in them? My halal cart guy, when I lived in the city, gave me his recipe and I keep it in the fridge all the time. Get delivery from The Halal Guys super-fast to your door. Now there are a couple problems here - the carts don't all have the same sauce. [13] [14] [15] A "distant cousin of tzatziki", the Halal Guys' white sauce has been the subject of multiple recreations based on ingredients on to-go packets, but to no avail. You can also buy some store bought Tzatziki if you want to keep things simple. I've cooked it a few times already. In today’s video, I will recreate one of my childhood street's food favorite.The Halal Guys cart. I’m calling shenanigans on the conspirators putting up silly versions of the white sauce served at Halal Guys and similar food carts, including the beloved Kenji Lopez-Alt. Halal Guys is super popular in New York City. Everyone who's stood in line at their neighborhood street cart knows that the secret to happiness lies in the magical white sauce. That also is a step towards getting that street-food flavor. The trick is to use “heavy mayonnaise”. One person said mayo. We had a great time and of course, enjoyed lots of delicious meals together. I mean, the entire bowl is delicious but I love to load up on the sauce as it really makes the dish. Fyi I would suggest buying generic mayo from walmart and not the Trader Joe mayo....the TJ mayo is super flavorful and really over powers the sauce so no matter how much you portion the ingredients the original TJ mayo taste still pushes through. $11.95. The white sauce we made uses a mixture of mayo and yogurt and tastes very similar to the Halal Guys version. While food processing the garlic sauce, add salt until it's really minced up then add lemon juice or lime then slowly add oil till you get this fluffish texture. Even at the same cart, the sauce can vary over the course of a few visits, which leads me to believe that most of these guys are just mixing up a huge batch by eye once a week or every few days or whenever they need them. Normally, I'd refer a question like this to r/recipes, but we happen to have the recipe's author here. To put this into perspective, a jalapeño registers at 3,000- 10,000, while comparable sauces, Cholula or Siracha, top out at 1,000-3,000 — a mere 100 th of The Halal Guys Hot Sauce! Halal Guys serves just two types of animal protein: chicken and beef. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Delivery or takeout! Garlic Cloves ( make sure you take that tiny heart of the garlic cause it can make it really pungent or use garlic powder for the ease or you can boil the garlic cloves). Once you have had a taste, you will understand why New Yorkers and tourists alike have stood in the city’s longest food cart line (sometimes for hours) to get a hot, steaming platter of chicken or gyro over rice, covered in The Halal Guys famous, proprietary White Sauce. Many add mayonnaise to sweeten up and vinegar instead of lime juice but trust me lime is better in my opinion. https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-make-halal-white-sauce-article. Some are creamier than others. turned out so good. The Halal Guys also serve a white sauce condiment which patrons cite as a favorite and has been described as "famous". That's the first thing that gets into my mouth. Even at the same cart, the sauce can vary over the course of a few visits, which leads me to believe that most of these guys are just mixing up a huge batch by eye once a week or every few days or whenever they need them. Make it a regular platter for an additional charge. With egg-free Miracle whip, this wouldn't be a problem. A bottle of hot sauce will cost $10. let's do the cheese sauce. One bottle of white sauce will cost $8. http://www.yelp.com/biz/53rd-and-6th-halal-cart-new-york, http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/12/serious-eats-halal-cart-style-chicken-and-rice-white-sauce-recipe.html. Mexican crema/creme fresh(both the same thing) I've come to learn you can mix with or drizzle on anything for an extra bit of creamyness. Press J to jump to the feed. Oh get it. It's not Kenji's recipe, it's from the Cook the Book column that Caroline Russock wrote. View menu and reviews for The Halal Guys in White Plains, plus popular items & reviews. It just didn't occur to me at the time. /r/AskCulinary provides expert guidance for your specific cooking problems to help people of all skill levels become better cooks, to increase understanding of cooking, and to share valuable culinary knowledge. that was a lot. If you look behind the counter in some of their storefront establishments (Boston, Vegas) they have huge tubs of the stuff. Spices can be a lot of things on a nutrition label, but according to FDA Title 21 §182.10 they must be “generally recognized as safe” and cannot be an allergen that would otherwise be undisclosed on the label. It’s basically just hot mayo . Photo from @thehalalguys on Instagram. We're like the wikileaks of food! To me at the time bite of heaven from my home getting street-food! 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