So I Tried the Serious Eats’ Halal Guy’s Counterfeit Recipe

My results pictured above. Yes, I bought a disposable aluminum cake pan to simulate their takeout dishes for posterity. My verdict is that this is a pretty damn good recipe. The rice isn’t as orange as the food cart’s but it’s still pretty flavorful and the imitation white sauce is close enough. My stamp of approval.

Next time I’ll have to try Chef John’s pita bread recipe to go along with it.


  1. i swear, i’ll never forget what that smells like. No matter how long it’s been since I was there or how many states I’ll live in since I was there.

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