Spicy & Cloudy Pair Well!
It was one of those overcast days where the climate gives you a cue and overpowers your tendency to cook and eat at home. I was a victim of that specific context and voila was I out in a jiffy.
"Where do I go now?", I thought to myself. Anything spicy, tangy would overweigh the cheesy, gooey stuff I would have on a football night. I started to single out what looked like a myriad of options popping out of my mind.
"Chinese?" - Well, the soups are good but still I would keep it for sometime later.
"Indian?" - Would rather leave it at home.
"Thai?" - Not a bad option. Lets try it out. Oh Yeah!! SPICE LEVEL: 4 is what I need to satisfy my palette.
Took out my car, and started out on what seemed a victory parade in all its glory (Choosing a cuisine is nothing less than an accomplishment!!). So, there was one family owned Thai restaurant 10 miles from my abode which I was a regular of and a no-brainer.
About 5 miles before I reach my destination, stuck in the traffic, I see a food truck stationed on a gas station premises. Nothing to get all stirred up but I could notice the hustle and bustle of students eagerly waiting for their turn to order.
"What was the fuss all about??" I parked my car and got to the food truck and couldn't help resisting myself to the aroma that has proliferated all over the premises (Yes!!, including my nasal passages).
"But I had my mind hell-bent on Thai, what is this cuisine?" I checked and there were the list of "10 wonders of Gastronomy" in all its glory.
"IT'S GREEK," I yelled in unrelenting fervor. I came with a voracious appetite but looking at the uncompromising size of the entrees I had to settle for one (Blasphemy!!).
Luckily, I found a person who was as excited and stirred up as me and was willing to share. This had to be my lucky day. Wasting no time in satiating my growling tummy, I quickly went up and ordered Chicken over Rice and Combo Rice Platter w/Lamb & Chicken. The person at the counter asked me if I liked to add hot sauce and tzatziki sauce generally made of yogurt. I went ahead and told him to load 'em up.
Then started the art of twiddling one's thumbs which felt like eternity but then the person yelled up my name "Kevin" (Yes!! it's my pen name) and I grabbed onto those two plates of overabundant happiness and my lunch friend helped me with the cutlery and we grabbed a chair (not a lot of place to sit).
They give out water bottles to their customers whilst they last. Grabbed one and now ready to pounce upon the aforementioned second wonder "Chicken over Rice".
Doesn't it look yummy. It had that tzatziki and hot sauce smeared all over which made it even more appetizing. A decent amount of veggies with the cucumbers, lettuce and onions being the major contributors. The protagonist is however the CHICKEN (Lots of it!).
I have not expected them to be that generous with the amount of meat. However, I teed off with my first bite.
"Oh Boy!! Scrumptious" The meat was so succulent I needn't chew it. Just melted in my mouth. The sauces chimed in perfectly and it was a match made in heaven. The rice was well-cooked and the salad balanced the heat from the sauce. But the winner was "Chicken" definitely.
While I was gobbling up the Chicken over Rice, I was not able to resist in trying out the other dish that I have ordered which is albeit the same but with and an addition of Lamb. The meat portion was generous on that with copious amounts of chicken and lamb making their way on it.
The meat comes well marinated and as the chef specified, the lamb goes through an intense cooking process which lasts overnight which makes me even more excited to tell you guys that the Lamb hit the right chords and was hit out of the park.
It was tender, juicy and the texture was just right. The Gyro meat is usually cooked on a vertical rotisserie and the juices drain into the meat tenderizing it and adding lots of flavor.
Finally, I had a perfect lunch on an overcast day satisfying my penchant towards a spicy and stimulating dish.
2424 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054
Value For Money: 8.5/10
*Due to the unexpected damage occurring to my memory card, I lost the images I had taken at Gyro King and hence have used similar images with the source provided. Apologize for the inconvenience.