Mexican cuisine is incredibly rich. Fajitas, tacos and tortillas are known all over the world, but they are but a fraction of the amazing array of flavors that Mexico has to offer. For every known term there are at least other three awaiting to be discovered and savored.
The next five words are some less-known terms to get you started in your excursions into the uncharted territories of Mexican cuisine.
Any Mexican worth their salt has a good agua fresca at their elbow while they consume their favorite local delicacy. These are light, non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beverages made mixing water with the juice or pulp of fruit, or even cereals. Add some ice, and you’re in for a treat.
This is pork meat cooked with a sauce that includes seasoning, spices and orange juice. Cooked this way, the meat is crispy outside, soft inside and incredibly tasty. Associated with festivities, this is one of the most popular dishes in Mexico and is consumed every Sunday in tianguis (marketplaces) all over the country.
This beer-based cocktail, that includes lime, tomato juice and spicy sauces is relatively recent. Apparently it was created during the 1940’s and now is popular among young Mexicans. Delicious, spicy and refreshing, Micheladas will change forever the way you look at beer.
You’d be hard pressed to find a more complex dish than mole, a dense sauce usually served with chicken. To prepare it you would need at least 30 ingredients that may include three different kinds of chili, almonds and ten different spices. This is one of the dishes that best exemplify Mexico’s cultural richness and gastronomical complexity.
It’s a fact: Mexicans love tortillas and they eat them in any way they can. Tostadas are like hard taco shells, but flat. Just like tacos, they’re incredibly versatile and allow almost any combination of meat, sauces and vegetables you can think of.
Tres leches means “three types of milk” or, more literally, “three milks.” This is arguably Mexico’s favorite dessert. It’s a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: condensed, evaporated and heavy cream. The result is similar to the Italian tiramisu, which is drenched in coffee instead of milk.
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