4 December, 2022, 04:38

Brunch must-have of the week: Breakfast Poke

Self-declared "breakfast af," this isn't an ordinary brunch spot.

Eggs and bacon might be all Ron Swanson needs, but you might consider venturing into uncharted territory at TallBoys.

If you don’t mind fish for breakfast, then you must check out the Breakfast Poke at TallBoys. A bowl of white rice is topped with raw salmon, nori, pickled ginger, cucumbers, radish, pickled onions, carrots, a sunny side up egg, and avocado.

The combination of vegetables provides a wide range of colorful crunchy textures. The radish, pickled ginger, and wasabi creme add a subtle spicy kick and brightness, while the side of ponzu sauce rounds the dish with a soy sauce and sesame complexity.

When piercing the yolk, try stirring it with the rice rather than mixing the whole bowl. This way, you get to enjoy the yolk richness alongside the contrasting elements of the bowl rather than covering it up.

TallBoys, open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., is located at 600 N. Fourth Ave. For more information, call (520) 999-8269 or visit tallboysaf.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.