Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chalkboard Menu

When I lived in Astoria (in northwest Queens) three years ago, I used to get dinner from a lunch cart like this that sells really delicious Middle Eastern food. The cart was parked right outside the subway station and the food was made fresh to order. It was really convenient and as you can see on the chalkboard, it was also really inexpensive. Before that, I had never had Middle Eastern food before. Now I'm a huge fan of falafel sandwich.

So what would you like for dinner?

17 comments:

Kitty said...

I like cart food, though many people don't dare eat it. It can be pretty cheap and delicious, if you know where to go.

Grand Life said...

I'm always trying new food. I eat from the carts in New York often. I'll try your sandwich next time I'm there. Thanks again for your posts.
Judy

Keropok Man said...

i would like to have the Falafel Pita please...

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup la nourriture du moyen-orient. Il est sympathique ce marchand ambulant.

I love food of the Middle East. It is nice this merchant streets.

Chuck Pefley said...

I like the idea of "Rolling Cuisine". I presume that is a magazine cover that's being used as advertising on the cart?

Ming the Merciless said...

I believe the vendor was reviewed (favorably) by the magazine and newspaper posted on the side. I didn't get close enough to read them.

tigerfish said...

Give me a chalkboard menu like that and I can't decide what I would like for dinner :O What is good?

Peter said...

Especially with the present $ rates these prices look very attractive to me! Welcome to Europe!

alice said...

I'm just cooking a curry chicken, Ming. Do you come?

Abraham Lincoln said...

I just saw on the news last night that rice has really gone way up in price and it is causing widespread panic. I suspect the prices on the chalkboard for the rice dishes will soon reflect the new higher prices of rice.

Jun said...

i jt had vietnamese for dinner *grin* not the usual beef noodles (pho) but viet seafood steamboat-- and durian shake *yum~*

do u get much vietnamese food over thr? and do u like viet? i think the soups are great for cold winters (btw i'm not a huge winter fan-- i like the autumn fashion, but when it gets too cold, i start wishing for summer to come soon)

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Wish we had some of these here in North Louisiana! Wonder what would be on our local menu...? Fried Gator, Fried Twinkies, Fried Chicken, Fried, Fried, Fried...! Oh...don't forget about Begnes, Funnel Cakes, and Gumbo!

oh...Fried Fish too...

Crawfish...

Ha!

B.

citygirl15 said...

I had a Lean Cuisine tonite....boring ;-(

When I was a kid I used to like Chow Chow Cup....it was chicken chow mein in an edible Chinese noodle bowl.

Now my favorite cart foods are pretzels and chestnuts....OH....and I love the Mudtruck.

Knoxville Girl said...

I'll have the lot. I love middle eastern food.

Jim said...

Maybe the lamb pita? I bet thats good. Falafel? Isnt that what Bill O'Reily talked about......oh never mind.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I had chicken schawarma for lunch. Never warmed up to Falafel though...

thwany said...

i would be a happy man if i could live the rest of my life off halal food.

chicken over rice with lots of white sauce makes me salivate...