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Healthful NY-inspired Mediterranean rice bowls and falafel bites


If you consider avenue meals in New York, the very first thing that involves thoughts might be scorching canine. We’ve all seen it in lots of types of media— scorching canine stands littered on a chilly and dry New York afternoon, with steam blowing throughout the wind. What if I informed you that not too long ago, rice bowls have been giving scorching canine a run for his or her cash? Properly, the oldsters at Overrice undoubtedly did their homework.

Overrice - Exterior Shot

No prizes for guessing which widespread NY cult model impressed Overrice’s impressed rice bowls. Every bowl comes with proteins, lettuce, and tomatoes, and is completed with a drizzle of an elusive secret sauce together with a serving to of scorching chilli sauce mix. Want extra hints? The Halal Guys, a series of halal eating places that began as halal meals carts in New York. Now you can discover this hyped favorite at Overrice, which is positioned at 48 Arab Road.

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What I attempted at Overrice 

Overrice - Interior Shot

The Hal…I imply Overrice has a close to equivalent menu to its inspiration. It has every thing The Halal Guys has, aside from some extra snacks and desserts. Properly, they do say that imitation is the very best type of flattery. 

Overrice - Combo Signature Bowl

I went with the Combo Signature Bowl (S$14.90++) which has each pulled beef and hen, in addition to a aspect of Falafel Bites (S$8++).

For mild eaters, they’ve pita pocket choices such because the Rooster Pita Pocket (S$8.90++) and Spicy Popcorn Rooster Pita Pocket (S$9.90++). There have been additionally snacks comparable to Yawn Balls (S$8++), Buffalo Rooster (S$8++) and Beef Fries (S$8++).

Overrice - Combo Signature Bowl

First up, the Combo Signature Bowl got here with shredded lettuce, three items of pita bread, each pulled beef and hen, and was drizzled generously with its secret white sauce. A separate menacing-looking pink sauce was given its personal container, perhaps hinting on the ache it might trigger.

Overrice - Combo Signature Bowl

“This tasted like biryani with yoghurt sauce,” I assumed to myself as I went for one more chunk, which didn’t change my preliminary notion. Using yellow basmati rice solely made each dishes indiscernible from each other. The much-touted secret white sauce was actually nothing greater than any yoghurt-based sauce that you simply’ve ever had, maybe only a contact milder.

Overrice - Combo Signature Bowl

Equally, the pulled beef was nothing of word. It wasn’t the juiciest and was fairly chewy. Perhaps it’s a placebo, however I swore that it tasted a bit like these beef dishes that normally accompany a biryani. The hen fared higher and was seasoned nicely. 

Overrice - Combo Signature Bowl

The pita bread was fluffy and had a pleasant chew. It additionally offered a refreshing change of texture in case you ever get tired of the rice. I discovered that one of the best ways of consuming the pitas was to make use of them to pinch a chunk of your rice bowl to make your very personal tiny pita wrap.

Overrice - Combo Signature Bowl

The pink sauce was pure warmth and tasted too oriental to warrant a re-examination. I’m glad that Overrice didn’t observe the follow set by The Halal Guys, which is to have the pink sauce drizzled straight onto the dish by default. See, Overrice wasn’t copying blindly!

Regardless of my preliminary misgivings, I used to be totally having fun with my meal as the person parts, although fairly customary on their very own, mixed collectively to enhance all of the flavours and textures within the bowl. It was one of many uncommon instances after I truly loved the addition of lettuce to my meal.

Overrice - Falafel Bites

The Falafel Bites got here with the identical signature secret sauce with scallions. It had an unexpectedly crispy exterior, and was nearly crunchy like freshly fried breaded hen. Its inside was delicate and had a extra herby style to it as in comparison with a traditional falafel. You may style the grounded chickpeas however what adopted after was this barely bitter style.

Predictably, it was dry, and I assumed a extra ample serving of the signature sauce or offering a dip would have achieved wonders for the falafel. Perhaps a greater means of getting it will be to get a falafel wrap as an alternative.

Closing ideas

Overrice - Combo Bowl

I by no means had The Halal Guys earlier than, so perhaps it does style like biryani, to which I applaud Overrice for replicating it. Although I had larger expectations, my emptied bowl meant that I had an excellent meal regardless.

It’s straightforward to name Overrice “Overpriced”, and perhaps it’s, however contemplating it’s positioned at some of the crowded vacationer spots in Singapore and with all that’s going round on this planet by way of inflation and struggle, the value is not less than comprehensible.

There’s additionally a sure novelty that comes with consuming an apparently “overseas” dish that we’ve solely stumbled upon by means of social media. But when that isn’t your factor, then Overrice might be not for you. 

Properly, in case you ever want incredible biryani that’s wallet-friendly, boy do I’ve a spot for you!

Anticipated harm: S$8 – S$14.90 per pax

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Worth: $ $

Our Score: 4 / 5

Overrice

48 Arab Road, Singapore 199745

Worth

Our Score 4/5

Overrice

48 Arab Road, Singapore 199745

Phone: +65 8877 1827

Working Hours: 12pm to 4pm & 6pm to 9.30pm (Every day)



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