Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
One of the better “halal carts” around is Kabab Express, just inside the SE corner of 55th St and 6th Ave. The cart is larger than your basic halal cart, and their menu is as well.
The cart needs to be larger because on one side of the cart they cook Afghani kababs over an open flame. The other side of the cart has a deep fryer, where they make falafel and other fried foods, like the fish & chips I ordered for $6.
The meal came with two nice sized fish fillets that were lightly breaded with some pepper and other spices in the breading. This wasn’t heavily breaded like fish & chips in England, it was much lighter.
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The breading had a good flavor, and the hot sauce I requested gave the fish a little bit of heat. It was a little greasy – not surprising coming out of the deep fryer – but not enough that I felt my arteries hardening with each bite.
The white fish flaked nicely, and I would certainly get this dish again, which is the ultimate test.
The fries were nothing special – they were a little soft and could have used a little more time in the fryer. There was also a side salad of basically lettuce. Next time, I’ll probably get the rice instead of fries.
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I don’t believe Kabab Express has a website or Twitter account, but they serve quality street food at a good price on the SE corner of 55th St & 6th Ave. Next time, I’ll tell you about the Afghani kababs, which are very tasty too.