We both love travelling and eating outside. Every week resolution of not to go eat outside was never followed. To add to their excitement, their first stint was at the Ciudad de México (Hola! Senorita!). With hopes and anxiety and excitement, they stepped into a new place. Being my first stay abroad, Mexico is always close to my heart. That is where I learnt to be really independent, learn a new language, to be cautious & proactive while interactive with others and at the same time enjoy what the other end of the world has to offer. In spite of the difficulty with the language and a quest for vegetarian food that is a land of rich heritage and culture with so much to explore and admire. The post for the Letter M is about our love for the Mexican food that was relished and enjoyed. Mexican Cuisine has intense bursts of flavour, usually spicy, unique in taste and colourful in terms of presentation and mostly prepared from the local vegetation.
|Yep! Those are our guys picking fruits to take back home|
Another street food that captured my heart is the Churros dusted with sugar. There is a history museum nearby our place and the vendor outside the main gates serve the best churros. Every Sunday we used to take long walks and go there just to have these sweet bites. It became a weekend routine and the vendor became our friend. 🙂 He used to beam at us and hand over two packets of churros that we munch happily on our way back home.
Then comes the regular and most popular cheezzyyy Enchiladas, Quesadillas a corn tortilla (chapatti made of corn and maize, yet another Aztec food) rolled over a filling mostly meat. For veggies it is potato and cheese. These are served with Mexican sauces, green or red, topped with cheese and lettuces. One thing you should notice about the Mexican cuisine is that they have cheese, refried beans and meat in almost all fillings.
Finally the dessert. There are two desserts in particular that I would die for. Crepe de Cajeta and Nepolitana Flan (Caramel Custard). Am a great fan of milk based sweets and you will fall in love with these at your first sight. Cajeta is a sweetened condensed milk that is made from goat’s milk. This delectable and rich sauce is poured on top of the crepes made of wheat flour and is generously topped with various nuts. This is adopted from the French cuisine.
These are just few of our favourite food from the region. I would just like to mention one thing that is not so related to this post. The Chipotle Mexican grill does not serve authentic mexican food. It is adapted and customized according to the local inhabitant's taste. Most of you might know it but still there are so many I know who claim to say that the only Mexican food they like is the Chipotle Burrito. I hate when people say this and they don't bother and still claim what they say is right. Even I was of the same impression until I found out that in Mexico you don't have a Burrito like this.
P.S. Wish could have posted more but have to dig deep in my archives. This weirdly makes me nostalgic and am ready to do another post sometime.