It had been a while since I had gone to a kabob truck but one day I had a craving and I saw that a kabob truck I had not tried was nearby. Pars Kabob has been on the streets of DC since the spring of 2013 and they currently have three trucks serving the city. Their menu is very similar to most of the kabob trucks out there. They have rice platters that come with your choice of gyro meat (lamb), chicken, or a combination of both served over rice with a salad. They have salad plates with your choice of gyro meat, chicken, or a combo served over a salad. Then finally, they have the sandwiches with your choice of the same proteins as the platters. The sandwiches are like gyros and come with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, feta, and banana peppers. All of the meals can come with tzatziki sauce (a sauce of cucumber, yogurt, dill, and other spices) and/or sriracha hot sauce.
I decided to have my go-to meal when I try a new kabob truck, the combination rice platter. I opted for both of the sauces as well to go on top. The service was friendly and quick and I was back in my cool office in no time. I could tell when they handed me the container that there was probably a lot of food inside. It had a nice heft to it. When I got back and opened the container I was not disappointed. There was A LOT of food. The chicken was in big chunks and there was a lot of chopped gyro meat. It smelt so good I dug right in and started to eat. I was in such a hurry that I forgot to take a picture before I started so the picture of the platter is with about half of the meat gone. Even in the picture there is quite a bit of food so just imagine a lot more gyro meat and about two more chunks of chicken.
The gyro meat was nice and tender and was very nicely spiced. I thought the chicken would be dry because it was in such large pieces but it was not, it was nice and moist and well seasoned. The rice was cooked perfectly and was nice and fluffy. The two sauces worked well together with the creamy tzatziki balancing out the spice of the sriracha. The salad also added a nice cooling element to the spices. I really enjoyed the food and even had enough left over for lunch the next day. Well worth the $11.
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