As a frequent diner at the Mega Food Hall, I was too excited for The Halal Guys to open.
The Halal Guys is a food cart concept in New York City selling rice platter and sandwiches with gyro, chicken and falafel. The Halal Guys has expanded to several cities around the US and to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The first Halal Guys location in the Philippines opened last October 2015 and was welcomed with outrageous lines from opening until closing. Gladly, the line was bearable so my friends and I decided to have dinner there.
The Halal Guys Philippines offers their platters and sandwiches in regular (or small) sizes and New York sizes.
My friends had Chicken over Rice (Php 239 for small) and Gyro over Rice (Php 269 for small) while I had Gyro and Chicken Combo over Rice (Php 269 for small).
The platters are served with a generous serving of rice, tomatoes, coleslaw and pita bread, with its signature white sauce. My friends, however, tried the super spicy red sauce.
I liked the gyro though it was a little dry, but I wasn't too excited with the chicken. I loved the white sauce on everything that I wished I ordered extra.
I was satisfied with the size of my meal (and mind you, I was ravenous that time). However, the meat was a bit dry for my taste.
Overall, I didn't find The Halal Guys extraordinary. The service was great, yes and the food wasn't that bad, but I just had better Middle Eastern fare.
The Halal Guys
Mega Food Hall
5th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall