I checked out all of the food booths at last weekend's Taste Of Ladera. Here's the verdict:
There were less food booths than last year and once again Bahar Persian Rest. from Mission Viejo had the best deal at the Taste. One ticket ($3) bought a full plate of chicken and/or beef kabob pieces with cucumber yogurt, saffron rice, and a small piece of Pita bread!Simply Fondue (formerly La Fondue) had a nice bowl of fruit and rice crisps doused in a very good milk chocolate bath for one ticket. El Tarasco, well-known in the South Bay but with only one location in OC (Fullerton) also featured a good deal with two tacos, rice, beans and a drink for two tickets ($6). Riptide Rockin' Sushi had bowls for two tickets but a nice variety of rolls handmade on the spot for one ticket apiece. That was also a great deal , thus a half-hour wait in line. But it was worth it! The quality was pretty good, especially for this kind of set-up!