Today marked day 5 post wisdom teeth extraction for the BF, and with a reduction in facial puffiness and renewed ability to chew, we decided it was time to venture out in search of food of the non-mashed and non-pureed variety.
Trippy Tacos: 234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Here’s an exceedingly noob confession to make: all of my life, i have believed that tacos were meant to be hard (a la old el paso). However, I’m incredibly pleased to have been proven wrong in recent months, finding that pro mexican foodlets make the most lovely soft tacos
Our first stop, trippy tacos, was no exception. It’s a vego/vegan/gluten free place which is small, but busy, and stocks all the necessary condiments for an enjoyable taco experience:
To start we ordered the sweet tamales, described as a dumpling steamed in a corn husk. what actually came out was not a dumpling by any asian standard and had us reaching for the chipotle sauce because, well, it was sort of bland looking. It tasted good though and while it was a bit sweet, still went well with the chilli sauces.
Most importantly, the texture was soft, so this was definitely a goer.
As for the tacos, we had the original trippy tacos and the tofu asada tacos. We ordered both in the meal size, and while i felt full after it, it may not be enough if you’re super hungry/used to eating meat/exceedingly greedy.
Beans so soft! Perfect for recovering gums.
Such an interesting texture! Like chewing on something exceedingly fatty, but it’s actually tofu and good for you!
Overall a tasty meal, but not as
good flavoursome as the tacos i’ve had at mamasita or paco’s tacos. probably means i would be a terrible vegetarian.
Breizoz French Creperie: 49 Brunswick St Fitzroy
After tacos, we decided dessert was necessary – crepes! crepes are soft! And being the true fatties that we are, drove the 200m from trippy tacos to the nearest french creperie.
Luckily we did drive because at 3 they close for 1 hour (siesta?) and we only just managed to get some quick takeaway:
Jean Ma Special: apples, jam and creme in a crispy galette.
Banane and Chocolat.
And yes, I do realise that they look exactly the same in the photos… but you get the gist. They were both yummy, although I was expecting apples slices rather than the puree in the jean ma. Also messy to eat! but maybe because we forgot to take knives and forks with us…
ps. A quick shot of the exhibition gardens where we were exiled to enjoy our crepes, such a beautiful day today!