Tucson Meet Yourself 2013: Day 2

Braces Friendly Food Series | Tucson Meet Yourself 2013: Day 2

Ahhh, a new day with an empty stomach is what I need to taste all the good tasty orthodontic braces friendly food I couldn’t fit yesterday.

Let’s try Turkish food:

Turkish frontage

Turkish frontage

Turkish Meatball: The meatballs are good and tender but some say it needs more flavor…I gobbled mine up fast. $3 for 4 flattened meatballs. Braces Friendly.

Kisir Salad: This is a couscous based salad common in Mediterranean cuisine. However it is flavored with more spice and is less sour than the Greek variety. $2 for a bowl. Braces friendly.

Turkish Meatballs and Kisri salad

Turkish Meatballs and Kisir salad

Turkish Ice Cream: You’ve gotta try a food stall if there is a long line for it right? This ice cream stall has a long line and provides an entertainment as they serve the cone to you. Hey Gimme that ice cream!!! Watch the video as he tricked me, hey… are you going to give me that ice cream cone or no?

Verdict: Braces friendly, don’t forget to brush teeth vigorously after all this eating and drinking. $4 per cone, expensive but may be worth the entertainment.

Laos:

Laos frontage

Laos frontage

Beef Stick: This thin piece of beef is tender and easy to chew, but do it slowly, cut it up if necessary. It is delicious too! Not bad for $2. Braces friendly.

Laos beef skewer

Laos beef skewer

Vietnamese Mango Slushy: This refreshing drink is just nice, not too sweet and has real mango juice flavor. At $4 it is a little pricy but hey we don’t buy this everyday right.

Vietnamese Mango slushy

Vietnamese Mango slushy

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders: This finger food is a favorite especially when it is blanketed with Hawaiian sweet bread. $4 for 3 sliders. Braces friendly.

Hawaiian pulled pork sliders

Hawaiian pulled pork sliders

Vietnamese Alliance:

Vietnamese alliance frontage

Vietnamese alliance frontage

Chicken Chow Mein: I think this dish is not the best, but alright, the chicken are already cut up into small pieces. However, they put too much teriyaki sauce over it making it too overpoweringly sweet. $5-6. Braces friendly.

Chicken Chow mien vietnamese alliance

Chicken Chow mien vietnamese alliance

Don Pedro’s Peruvian:

Peruvian frontage

Peruvian frontage

Don Pedro has a Peruvian restaurant here in Tucson and is highly rated. So I’m eager to try out their food.

Anticuchos: This is Beef heart skewered on a stick. I’m feeling adventurous, you know, like Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods. Nah, beef heart is tame compared to what Andrew eats in his show. It is delicious and a little chewy but tender. It is a little salty and has a little spicy kick to it. Love it! I was told that I had been given the last heart skewer and it was only about 1:30PM…they sold out of hearts…oh well all those poor broken heart souls yearning for one. Oh well, they’ll have to wait another year for Tucson Meet Yourself 2014 or just go to Don Pedro’s here in town.

Verdict: Braces friendly, $8 for 2 heart skewers. Pricy but worth it!

Antichucos peruvian heart skewers

Antichucos peruvian heart skewers

Lil’ Orbits Mini Donuts: Nice lovely bite sized donuts. $3.50 per bag. Braces friendly but brush teeth after eating.

Mini Donuts

Mini Donuts

Lil Orbites mini donuts

Lil Orbites mini donuts

Goodbye.

It was getting too crowded at 2PM and a little hot. With a full stomach I reluctantly head home. Until next year we shall see if I can find more delicious braces friendly foods! I hope you’ll join me next year at the Tucson Meet Yourself event in 2014!

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