I absolutely love to travel and my most favourite thing of all when I arrive somewhere new, is to try out their food, I have always felt that you can tell a lot about a nation through their cuisine. Without doubt, Mexico is my number one country when it comes to food and my buddy Steve Buzzi and I try to get down to Mexico at least once a year, we don’t go specifically for the food of course, but it is one of the things that I look forward to most.
Mexico is incredibly popular amongst tourists and if you are planning on a Mexican trip any time soon, here are the top foods which you simply cannot leave before trying.
To suggest that you should eat tacos is a pretty broad range given the huge amount of different types of tacos which you can eat. The key thing to remember is that tacos are not what you think they are, and not like we have in the States. Unlike the hard shell tacos we have, in Mexico they are served on a small corn tortilla and you can get fillings like pastor, carnitas, pork, chicken, beef, fish and even vegan tacos are now making their way through the country. Tacos are super cheap, available everywhere and absolutely delicious.
Pozole is a stew which is made using pork stock and dried maize, added to this mixture is any range of ingredients from cabbage, chile, garlic, onions radish and avocados. This is a very traditional dish which can be found throughout Mexico and it is not only absolutely beautiful, but it is also very filling and the perfect comfort food.
Chile En Nogada
If you happen to be visiting Mexico during the summer months then you can indulge in this delicious dish which originates from the state of Puebla. The dish is made up of a poblano chile, which is stuffed with shredded meat, fruits and spices and slowly cooked. Once cooked, the chile is dressed with sour cream and some pomegranate seeds, and usually served at room temperature. This is a dish unlike any other in the world and once you try it, you’ll be crying out for more.
A list like this wouldn’t be complete without my favourite of all Mexican foods, the simple quesadilla. Once again, these quesadillas are very different to what you might have seen at home, but trust me, they are much nicer. The quesadillas use pressed corn dough and they are heated up on a stove, you can fill the quesadillas with cheese, shredded chicken or my particular huitlacoche which is actually diseased corn ears, but do not let that put you off, it is so rich in flavour and tastes a little like mushrooms.
You can find Mexican food everywhere in this country and I have never seen so much street food as what I have seen in this country.