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Jan 31, 2008 01:30 PM

Soft food suggestions?

This is an odd plea for help. I just got braces, sadly, and I'm having some issues adjusting to a soft foods diet!! I went out the other night and couldn't even eat the bread because of its crust. It's a little difficult to chew through meat, and I also mistakenly ordered a sticky dessert and couldn't finish. I really don't want to give up going out to great restaurants because of this!! Does anyone have any suggestions for yummy dishes at cool restaurants that would be ok to eat with braces? I know I can eat soup, so non-soup dishes would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  1. Indian food has many options :)

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    1. re: marilees

      Great suggestion. I would add mac and cheese, tortellini, ravioli, crab cakes, and raw oysters - it's an opportunity to indulge in foods you might otherwise overlook.

    2. Seafood (baked or broiled) is probably a great soft food. Rissoto and polenta may be an option, and there's always smoothies!

      1. Add mashed potatoes and grits/polenta to your repertoire. Highland Kitchen does great versions of both.

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        1. Congee (Chinese rice porridge) is good and hearty and soft - comes w/lots of things in it like bits of meat, veggies, etc. (and it's serves double duty - congee is often used as "food therapy" when people aren't well - different ingredients added depending on the ailment - not sure what you'd do for braces, but you can think of it as extra TLC for you). Head into Chinatown - it's in lots of places, or I've had pretty good congee at Kantin in the Super 88 food court in Allston.

          Good luck - no pain, no gain!

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          1. re: gansu girl

            Totally agree. Also, Victoria Seafood and Quan's Kitchen, both in Allston, do outstanding congee.

          2. Souffles...savory and sweet ones