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afr0bunny May 29, 2007 01:18 PM

Sooo I broke my jaw last week. I'm on a "liquid" diet, but have been eating mainly moosh...you know...blended type stuff:

soups, risotto, mashed potatoes, polenta, etc

can anyone recommend any restaurants that i should visit during my 4-6 week "liquid diet"???

  1. floretbroccoli May 29, 2007 01:24 PM

    Do you think mezze would work for you? Lovely assortment at Kefi:

    Tzatziki, taramosalata, melintzanosalata, Fava selection of spreads: yogurt, “caviar”, eggplant, yellow pea* (for two)

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    1. re: floretbroccoli
      afr0bunny May 29, 2007 01:30 PM

      addendum: anywhere south of the 50s? ( i live in the village)

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      randumbposter May 29, 2007 01:40 PM

      get congee in chinatown, like sliced fish congee. Sliced fish is soft, the rest of the meat congees might involve chewing. You probably can eat some tofu dishes as well.

      vegetarian Indian foods are soft too. I don't know the specific names of them, I just remember some of them being oatmeal like in consistency. Saravanaas on lex around 26th street comes to mind.

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      1. re: randumbposter
        piccola May 29, 2007 05:37 PM

        Congee's my top choice.

        Rice pudding at Rice to Riches.
        Almost anything at Kyotofu.
        Chili, black beans, mashed potatoes or scrambled eggs at Cowgirl.

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        PotatoPuff May 29, 2007 04:24 PM

        il laboratorio del gelato, risotteria

        1. floretbroccoli May 30, 2007 07:18 AM

          Do you have all of your wisdom teeth?

          When my mother broke her jaw earlier this year she discovered tuna sashimi. She found that, even with her jaw wired shut, she could slip small bits of raw tuna in the space where her wisdom teeth used to be. The fish would then pretty much melt in her mouth.

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            foodcritik May 30, 2007 07:25 AM

            Poor guy or gal.

            sorry to hear about that! I would suggest you eat chinese rice porridge/soup or CONGEE.
            CONGEE VILLAGE on Allen Street and near Delancy Street is the place to eat congee. Excellent with Yau Teew, a battered dough stick you dip in the congee.

            Traditional breakfast for Hong Kong Natives.

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              elizabeththinks May 30, 2007 07:47 AM

              Toasted Marshmallow Shake at Stand

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                JeremyEG May 30, 2007 09:51 AM

                I love the Borcht at Veselka. It's a nice time of year to get the cold one too. Hope you feel better!

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