Restaurant: Halal Guys
Location: 3432 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. (213) 480-7738
Date: October 26, 2016
Cuisine: Fast Casual Gyro
Rating: Tasty and quick
I kept hearing about this place and its infamous “white sauce”, so in I go.
Right in the heart of Korea Town — Halal Guys is definitely NOT Korean.
The Fast Casual joint serves up a very limited menu of gyro, chicken, and falafel.
Giant heap of chicken Shwarma on the right.
Combo plate. Here it is, both meats with the “salad” a touch of pita and the white, spicy, and BBQ sauces. It was pretty spicy and the meat, while tender, is fairly hidden by the tangy/spicy sauce. Pretty darn tasty sauce but anything else, and certainly the uninspired “salad” is just a vehicle for the sauce.
Apparently, the white sauce is pretty much this:
- Whisk mayonnaise, water, and lemon juice together until smooth and no lumps appear.
- Add caraway, sumac, cardamom, and turmeric; stir until combined.
- Add xanthan gum and mix until it thickens slightly.
- Add black pepper to taste.
So fine, if I happen to be near a Halal Guys and I need a 15 minute lunch, yeah, I’d go again for sure. Not much variety, but pretty tasty and quick.