For those of you who used to live in the Big Apple or Stateside in general, you might have heard The Halal Guys, a street food cart on the southwestern corner of 53rd Street and Avenue that are serving platters of lamb and chicken slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law. They are well known for its authentic Middle Eastern spices and the mysterious and mighty secret white sauce. Do not you remember those thing? Well hungry no more, a particular group of Indonesian recently brought this Manhattan, New York halal carts to the busy street of Hang Lekir, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta. And for you who are craving for some particular chicken and rice, you can get yourself ahead today as they open daily from Monday to Thursday starts from 11 in the morning to 12 at night. During the weekend from Friday to Saturday, they are open from 11 in the morning to 2 at dawn. For some of you who are asking about the food that they are serving, it is middle eastern kind of food that some people would call it platter or kebab. Although others know it as chicken and rice or lamb with rice. But other than that, this delicious classic street food has this incredible tasty white sauce that nobody knows what it is but but everybody knows to ask for lots of it!
The menu at The Halal Boys Jakarta remains as simple as ever, which is lamb over rice, chicken over rice, or half and half. Well if you would like to have lamb, it is roasted on a rotating spit at the kitchen and chopped to bits before a final crisping on a flat-top grill, while the chicken is simply grilled. All the food will be served with traditional basmati rice, pita bread, salad, topped with their signature of white and red sauce. Everything will be price with a little over 50 thousand Rupiah while the drinks only cost you IDR 5.000. After all The Halal Boys Jakarta aimed to provide a quality and affordable quick serve comfort food that fulfill the needs of busy working professionals and university students with hectic schedules. In addition to those three menus, the owner of this halal carts will soon added few more relatable dishes along with their specialty drinks that could match perfectly with the meals.
So what are you waiting for? Come and join for the festivities as the space is fairly utilitarian, with tables crowded up front, in-front of to an longing stand of Waluma or shorted of Warung Luna Maya. But if you are not to keen to sit in front of the stand, you can always come in and order the drinks from the Indonesian-Italian food restaurant. Aside from it, you must definitely try the white sauce as they always available on demand, from giant squeeze bottles stocked in a bodega-like cold case. There are red bottles, too, filled with the equally legendary hot sauce, which throws flames down the throat but somehow it suites with the tongue of Indonesians. For those of you who could not come to their permanent location, do not worry because The Halal Boys would definitely visit to your surrounding neighbor or business area across Jakarta in the future. Or you can always order these delicious rice bowls via Go-Jek. But in the meantime, you can always visit their perfect yellowish container at Hang Lekir, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta, opposite of Beautika Restaurant to try their Middle East Gyros Food Cart. For more information please visit their official site here or follow their official Instagram account.