Lunch’er Matt Reports: Kabab Express
Alright back to the work at hand (aka finding lunch in Midtown). Got this email from Lunch’er Matt about a street meat cart on 55th and 6th that he thinks everybody should check out (and you know I’m always up for new street meats!)
I’ve been meaning to share with you a newish street meat cart… but my co-worker who found it (and gushed about it) didn’t want me to. But I think we’d both like to insure its survival by having it appear on Midtown Lunch. It is called Kabab Express and it is located on the southeast corner of 55th and 6th, just in from the LOVE sign. I’ve only tried 3 things there so far, chicken and rice, lamb kabab over rice and the chicken kabab over rice. The standout is the chicken kabab which they marinate overnight in little bags for each skewer and come out tasting perfectly cooked and well seasoned with what I think is cumin and cinnamon. Because the kababs take some time as they are cooked to order, the cart has a phone number and a flyer that they give away so you can call ahead of time.
The flyer and more is after the jump…
But you can call ahead of time for any order. They also have 2 types of rice, a yellow and a brown. The brown rice is a fantastic rice pilaf type that is moist but not oily. With the chicken and rice (not the kabab) you get a couple french fries, and a falafel ball along with the salad…just like we all like. The falafel ball is really well spiced so that is probably a good choice to order as well. And I tried their green hot sauce last time and it might give Kwik Meal a run for their money…not necessarily in the spiceness department, but it is full of flavor.
The portions are a little smaller than the Famous Halal Guys but not by much and I usually feel stuffed when I eat the whole 56th&6th chicken and rice in one sitting. But I think the quality is better and it is slightly less greasy but not less flavorfull.
Hmmm… going to have to check this out!
Kabab Express, SE Corner of 55th and 6th Ave.