Forget Tex-Mex, we’re talking about authentic Mexican food which is one of the most popular types of cuisine around the world. With just the right amount of spice, think a huge range of tasty vegetables, meat, rice and much more – we’re tantalising our taste buds just thinking about it!
Although Mexican food is of course always delicious, if you’re going to partake of it in Mexico, it is going to more authentic and quite possibly amongst the best cuisine that you have ever tasted! Enjoy a culinary adventure when visiting the country, by making sure that you try out some of these fantastically tasty traditional dishes.
This basic stew/soup is eaten all over Mexico and is traditionally served on big celebration days like Mexico Independence Day. Made from pork, hominy (a treated and dried maize), with shredded cabbage, chillies, garlic, onion, and lime, pozole is a delightfully filling soup that is just spicy enough to warm you right through. Try is accompanied by some bolillos which is a salty bread, a bit like an oval baguette.
Cemitas are delicious sandwiches which are made from rolls of the same name which are somewhat akin to brioche, being made from egg. Usually including sliced avocado, meat, white cheese, onions and a traditional red sauce, these are a really popular street food that you can buy from kiosks, and are perfect for when you’re on the go.
There is absolutely no doubt that if you’re a fan of Mexican food, that you will at some time or other have eaten an enchilada. Made up of a corn tortilla wrapped around meat, beans, sauces and spices, there are actually loads of different types of enchilada to try out, so be a bit adventurous when choosing which one to sample!
Sort of akin to a Cornish pasty, gorditas are made up of thick maize tortilla in a shell-like shape which has been filled usually with a spicy pork stew, or meat and cheese. A really popular lunchtime meal, there are local varieties throughout Mexico, so depending on where you are, you can easily try new variations during your travels.
Aguachile is a delightful fresh seafood dish which originates in the northwest of the country, and is sort of like a seafood salad. Shrimp is marinated in lime juice, chilli peppers, onion, coriander and salt, and then fresh veggies like cucumber and celery are added. Light and refreshing, this makes a great starter or side dish.
Less of a dish and more of an accompaniment, curtido is a lightly fermented cabbage relish. Typically made with cabbage, lime juice, onions, carrots and oregano, it is a bit like a sort of sour coleslaw, and it goes great with a whole host of dishes.
When in Mexico it is impossible not to embark on a culinary adventure, so get those taste buds tingling with the delicious local cuisine.